Health News

Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening May Come with Risks
Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) tests may come with some risks.
Sleep and Gestational Diabetes: A Possible Link
How you breathe while sleeping during early pregnancy may affect your risk for gestational diabetes.
How to Prevent Birth Defects
Each January, the United States observes National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
The Answers to Your Breastfeeding Questions
Aug. 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week — the perfect time to learn a little more about breastfeeding.
Statins and Pregnancy: FDA Changes Message
For a long time, doctors have been advised not to prescribe statins to any pregnant patient. Soon, that advice might change.
Three Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Whether you are trying to have a baby or just thinking about it, informing yourself is a good first step. Here are three tips to get you started:
Where Zika Spread, Birth Defects Were More Common
Parts of the United States that had local Zika virus transmission saw an increase in birth defects that have been linked to the virus, a new study found.
Gestational Diabetes and Your Heart Health
Having gestational diabetes during pregnancy could mean you're at risk for other conditions in the future, according to a new study.
Vitamin D in Pregnancy
There may not be enough evidence to support current recommendations on taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy, according to a new study.
Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Bigger Babies
Being obese during pregnancy may raise the likelihood of your infant being apparently bigger, according to a new study.