Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

May 4, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who’ve pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.
The study was small, surveying 77 sexually experienced high school girls in New York City. But researchers […]


Pregnancy Flu Shot Helps Keep Newborns Safe Later On

May 3, 2016

When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.


Preemies’ Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.
“The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed,” explained senior investigator Dr. Cynthia Rogers, an assistant professor of child psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis.
“But breast milk has […]


Teen Birth Rate Hits a Record Low in U.S.

April 29, 2016

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low.


Kids Born to Older Moms May Be Taller, Fitter, and More Educated Than Peers

April 29, 2016

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run.


Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Being exposed to just a small amount of air pollution during pregnancy ups the risk of a pregnancy complication that can cause long-term health problems in children, a new study warns.
“This study raises the concern that even current standards for air pollution may not be strict enough to […]


Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.
Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized with two separate sperm, creating two genetically unique children in the same pregnancy.
One […]


Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.
Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized with two separate sperm, creating two genetically unique children in the same pregnancy.
One […]


Why Fewer Triplets and Quadruplets Are Being Born in the U.S.

April 28, 2016

Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal.


1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks

April 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Despite reported risks, nearly one in four infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are given stomach acid-suppressing drugs, researchers report.
However, they noted that the use of these medications has started to decline some in recent years.
A number of studies have linked the use of stomach acid-suppressing drugs […]



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