Biobank Stores DNA Of Every California BabyYou probably know where your Social Security card, birth certificate and other sensitive information is being stored, but what about your genetic material?
Study: Stressful Pregnancy Reduces Chances Of Having A BoyMoms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday.
Study: Smoking While Pregnant Doubles Risk Of Sudden Death For BabiesSmoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths.
California State Workers May Get To Bring Infants To Work For First 6 MonthsThere's a new push at the State Capitol to allow state workers to bring their infants to work with them.
CDC Warns About Flu-Like Respiratory VirusThe Centers for Disease Control has put out a warning about RSV or respiratory syncytial virus. Doctors say RSV can mimic the symptoms of the flu or a cold, but for some people, it can be much more serious.
Study: Too Many Children Injured By Baby WalkersWhile some parents may think infant walkers are a way to give young children more independence, pediatricians are once again warning the public that they are a safety hazard.
Investigation Finds US 'Most Dangerous' Place To Give Birth In Developed WorldA USA Today investigation finds the United States is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.” Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die. USA Today’s investigation, “Deadly Deliveries,” claims women are dying and suffering life-altering injuries during childbirth because hospitals are not following long-known safety measures.
Baby Studies Find Kids Eating Solid Food Too Early, Overuse PouchesA pair of new studies on infant health have found that many babies in the U.S. are being given solid food too early and one type of snack may be delaying their development.
California Newborn DNA Database Shocks ParentsCalifornia has been collecting newborn blood samples since 1983. Many parents were shocked to hear their children's blood is being stored in a state database, and possibly even sold to outside researchers.
Baby Wipes Tied To 'Perfect Storm' Of Child Food Allergies, Study SaysResearchers from Northwestern University say that a combination of genetics, allergens in dust, food choices, and the effects of infant cleansing wipes on the skin are all part of a package that triggers allergies.
Baby Box Program Gives Parents A Safe Place For Infants To SleepThe creators of the Baby Box Company say these cardboard boxes serve as a safe sleep space for babies, a need that's often ignored.
Twin Stockton Babies Still Missing After Parents ArrestedOne-year-old twins are missing tonight, their parents are in jail, and now Stockton’s police chief is turning to the public for an all-out search to find the babies and bring them to safety.
Kroger Recalls Water For Infants Due To MoldThe Kroger Company has recalled six months’ worth of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added after discovering mold in the product.
FDA Warns Of Teething Products Containing High Levels Of Toxic SubstanceThe FDA is warning consumers against infant teething products that contain higher amounts of belladonna than what’s listed on the label.
Report: US Abortions Drop To Lowest Level Since 1974Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.