Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women planning to become pregnant should wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive if they or their partner live in -- or are returning from -- areas where Zika virus infections are occurring, U.N. health officials now recommend.

Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming more informed about the Zika virus, but there are still some large gaps in their knowledge of the mosquito-borne illness that can cause devastating birth defects, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollfinds.

Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.

Breast Milk Best From the Breast?

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants fed directly from the breast are less likely to develop ear infections than those who are fed pumped breast milk from a bottle, a new study suggests.

Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are health officials in the United States overreacting to the threat posed by the Zika virus this summer?

Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Suggestive evidence" of a link between air pollution and increased risk of stillbirth is growing, according to a new review.

Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot while pregnant may increase the risk of premature delivery, a new study suggests.

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus has just tripled because cases are now being counted in a more comprehensive way, federal health officials said Friday.