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Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed October 27, 2016

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk? October 26, 2016

Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study October 24, 2016

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects October 19, 2016

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments October 17, 2016

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling October 14, 2016

What you can do

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says October 13, 2016

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child October 12, 2016

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain October 03, 2016

Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC September 28, 2016

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks? September 26, 2016

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing? September 26, 2016

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility? September 21, 2016

Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy September 16, 2016

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly September 16, 2016

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy? September 14, 2016

Swedish study suggests, but can't prove, that rising temperatures might raise risk

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby September 13, 2016

Study highlights links to numerous complications, but experts say many can be prevented

Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development September 12, 2016

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected September 12, 2016

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika September 09, 2016

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk September 08, 2016

But, study found overall odds remain quite low

Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths September 07, 2016

If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika September 07, 2016

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study September 06, 2016

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood September 06, 2016

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones September 06, 2016

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika September 02, 2016

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida September 01, 2016

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy September 01, 2016

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases September 01, 2016

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC August 31, 2016

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth August 31, 2016

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies August 30, 2016

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food August 29, 2016

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus August 29, 2016

But only one is already approved in the United States

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth August 24, 2016

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy August 24, 2016

Here's what can help

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids August 15, 2016

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly August 11, 2016

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women August 10, 2016

Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study August 09, 2016

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising August 08, 2016

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant August 05, 2016

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control August 04, 2016

Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say