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Pregnancy and childbirth
June 21, 2016
NIH begins large study of pregnant women in Zika-hit areas
Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin ...
June 17, 2016
CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects
Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is ...
June 16, 2016
CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US
Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first ...
June 15, 2016
Zika infections late in pregnancy led to no defects in study
Women infected with the Zika virus late in their pregnancies had babies with no apparent birth defects, according to a study ...
June 15, 2016
Hints that antibiotics, C-sections may affect baby gut bugs
Two new studies are offering some of the clearest snapshots yet of how babies build up protective gut bacteria, adding to ...
June 09, 2016
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since ...
June 01, 2016
Baby born in US to Honduran mom with Zika has birth defect
A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her ...
May 31, 2016
UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought
The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women ...
May 26, 2016
CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding
The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday ...
May 25, 2016
Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect
As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 ...
May 20, 2016
Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method
The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the ...
May 17, 2016
Mom who poisoned, then drowned 2 kids gets 8 years in prison
A former teacher who laced her two young children's grape juice with windshield wiper fluid, then drowned them in a bathtub ...
May 13, 2016
Puerto Rico reports 1st Zika-related microcephaly case
The first Zika-related microcephaly case acquired on U.S. soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico as concerns grow over an ...
May 06, 2016
All those questions about Zika's threat even touch baseball
Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do ...
April 20, 2016
Three elite athletes talk Olympics and motherhood
Training for the Olympics is hard work, but doing it while getting into shape after giving birth, then juggling little kids, ...
April 20, 2016
Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action
It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are ...
April 18, 2016
Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a ...
April 17, 2016
Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US
A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in the United States, so ...
April 13, 2016
CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said ...
April 12, 2016
US officials: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is
The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more ...