In the midst of the "anti-vaxxer" movement comes more scientific proof that vaccines help save children's lives.
As laws around marijuana relax nationwide and the drug becomes more popular, American women are increasingly using pot during pregnancy, a new study finds.
Public health officials are applauding the Ohio House’s unanimous passage of a bill that tackles infant mortality and maternal health.
Infant respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, was associated with a significant health care burden that lasted for at least 5 years following acute infection, with the greatest effect seen in the first 2 years, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
The NICU at Gwinnett Medical Center in Georgia is installing 44 closed circuit cameras so parents can watch over their infants when they are not at the hospital. Interim clinical manager Keri Boatwright says the goal is to facilitate a connection between parents and infants.
The Massachusetts health system will soon be rolling out a telehealth program aimed at connecting rural hospitals and clinics with NICU specialists to help improve care and outcomes for its most fragile patients.
Breast milk provides many benefits for babies. And now researchers say mother's milk contains an antibody that protects premature infants from an often-deadly intestinal bacterial disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Telehealth can provide an attractive alternative to in-person educational and psychosocial support for women with gestational diabetes, according to a presenter at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions.
Receipt of any breast milk varies with gestational age, ranging from 71.3 percent of extremely preterm infants to 84.6 percent of term infants, according to research published in the June 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Breastfeeding's benefits seem to stretch well beyond motherhood: New research suggests it may reduce a woman's risk of heart disease when she's older.
Over 20 million babies around the world -- about 1 out of every 7 -- were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study.
According to a recent study, 'early term' infants are less likely to be breastfed than full-term infants within the first hour and at one month after birth.
Quieter neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may result in better outcomes for infants, a new study claims.
For newborn babies at Winner Palmer Hospital's NICU, each day can be a battle that requires extra care. Now a new piece of equipment is helping them fight the odds and bacteria. It starts with disinfecting your cell phone.
The "Eat, Sleep, Console" treatment for infants born with opioid dependence decreased length of stay and use of narcotics, according to a retrospective study presented here.
Neonatal intensive care units are marvels of medical technology that have saved the lives of countless infants born too early or weighing too little. Nevertheless, life in a NICU can be very stressful to a newborn.
Here's bad news for some women in the military: An increased risk of minor birth defects was found among U.S. female veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War.