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Gaps in Newborn Screening
Many infants are still not getting the recommended newborn screenings at birth.
The Threat of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be relatively common, according to a new study.
Zika in the US: What It Means for Babies
Pregnant women in the United States may face a higher risk for Zika virus than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
FDA Restricts Popular Cold and Pain Meds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a restriction for some common pain and cough medications.
DHA Supplements for Mom May Not Help Baby
Taking DHA supplements while you're pregnant isn't likely to help your child's IQ later on, according to a new study.
Some Teething Tablets Could Be Dangerous
Some homeopathic teething tablets may contain inconsistent amounts of a toxic substance, according to the FDA.
How Much Fish Is Too Much?
A fear of mercury may be driving lower fish consumption, but that could be keeping some groups from getting important nutrients and protein from fish.
Zika and Birth Defects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported some preliminary numbers detailing the effects of Zika virus on birth defects in the United States.
Smoking May Put Baby's DNA at Risk
It's a well-known fact that smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby. Now, researchers may have a clearer picture as to why that is.
Moms-to-Be and Vitamin D
Women often have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat when they're expecting. Here may be one answer to those questions.