As researchers continue to learn more about autism—its causes and risk factors—it is increasingly clear that there isn’t a single driver for the developmental disorder, and no simple answer to why rates of the condition …
What better way to start a new year than with a new baby on the way? Here are five unconventional gift ideas for the new or soon-to-be mom. Get ‘em for yourself, or for a friend.
We are a world powered and consumed by technology. What that means is that plenty of people who don’t know us very well are now privy to lots of intimate details about our personal lives that used to be kept private. Entire …
Laughter may be the best medicine, and it’s also a great way to take your mind off pain, as evidenced by a little episode that played out Friday at a New Jersey shopping mall.
Children exposed to cell phones before and after birth were 50% more likely to have emotional or behavior problems by the age of 7, compared with kids who were not exposed to the phones, according to a new study of 28,745 children.
Of all the conditions that appear during pregnancy — from gestational diabetes and acne to foot growth and intense cravings — transient restless leg syndrome (RLS) doesn’t get a lot of attention. But according to new research …
Pregnant women and children have long been warned that they should be wary of eating certain kinds of seafood because of the risk of mercury contamination.
Betty Drapers of the world, listen up.
Call them sperm on steroids, these 6-inch (15 cm) long wriggly organisms that Australian fertility specialists have magnified more than 7000x to help determine which are most likely to fertilize that lucky egg.
A 10-year-old girl gave birth last week in a Spanish hospital, as TIME’s NewsFeed posted earlier today. The new mother’s young age may be shocking, but she isn’t the youngest mother on record by far.
About six percent of children under three suffers from a food allergy, and close to 2% are allergic to peanuts.
Pregnant women have a lot to worry about when it comes to keeping their bodies and their developing babies healthy. Now researchers in Australia report that fish-oil supplements, a popular nutritional boost that many moms-to-be …
Giving birth is not a modest affair. After a lifetime spent covering up your privates, there they are, front and center, splayed out for any ole doc or nurse to see.