U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy rates continue to decline in the United States, a federal report released Thursday shows.
Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- American mothers watch more TV and get less physical activity today than mothers did four decades ago, a new study finds.
Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past four decades, the rate of twin, triplet and other multiple births has soared, largely the result of fertility treatments, a new study finds.
Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A safe and effective male birth control pill may be inching closer to reality, according to researchers.
Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Poor children get intellectual and behavioral benefits from home visits by nurses and other skilled caregivers, new research suggests.
Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Australia sheds more light on what environmental factors might raise the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Preemies Show Subtle Differences in Brain Development
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants with no obvious problems in the structure of their brains may still have subtle chemical differences compared with full-term babies, a new study finds.
Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Not Raise Autism Risk
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers who take a widely used class of antidepressants during pregnancy are not at increased risk for autism, a large new study finds.
Tiniest Newborns Often Lead Normal Adult Lives, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The tiniest premature infants often cling to life for weeks in intensive-care units while their parents worry about what physical and mental health problems their babies might face as they grow up.
Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Certain lifestyle factors may improve women's chances of having a healthy pregnancy, according to a new study.