Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking
antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise a child's
risk of autism, once other factors that could influence the risk
are taken into account, two new studies suggest.
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although Zika virus
is most well-known for the devastating neurological damage it can
cause in the womb, a new study reports that some babies infected
with Zika also may have lifelong vision impairment.
Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey
MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to concerns
about the harms of teenage pregnancy are new U.S. survey results
that show 14 percent of teenage mothers-to-be smoke marijuana.
Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies
MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond its known
links to birth defects and other problems, the Zika virus may also
trigger cases of epilepsy in infants, warn experts from the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study
FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Residue from the
firing of lead bullets poses a health risk at shooting ranges, a
new study contends.
Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Information and
support can help new mothers overcome breast-feeding difficulties,
a lactation expert says.
Birth Defects Strike 1 in 10 U.S. Pregnancies Affected by Zika
TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 pregnant
U.S. women with confirmed Zika infection in 2016 had a baby with
virus-related birth defects, federal health officials reported
Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus
TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In order for the
mosquito-borne Zika virus to cause birth defects, it must first
cross an infected woman's placenta to infect the fetus.
Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely
to develop childhood epilepsy -- a seizure disorder -- if their
mothers were overweight or obese early in pregnancy, a new study
Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies are far less
likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated
while pregnant, a new study reveals.