When babies pass through the mother's birth canal, the tight fit temporarily squashes their wee heads, elongating their flexible skulls and changing the shape of their brains. Now, scientists have created
Upon entering the world, a newborn lets out a loud, distinct cry — a sign of health and vigor. It's a cry that new parents will quickly become used to in the coming days and weeks. But if you look
Testosterone in men is often associated with sowing wild oats rather than taking care of babies, but a new study finds that in some situations, hearing an infant's cry can actually boost this sex hormone
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Infants as young as 2 months old already have basic knowledge of "intuitive physics," researchers report in a new study.
Most studies into infant
Babies born at home are at increased risk for health problems immediately after birth compared with babies born in hospitals, according to a new study.
However, a certified midwife may make a difference
Pregnant women with heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls than boys, according to a new study from Iran.
The study involved 200 pregnant
Breast-feeding is recommended for a minimum of the first six months of a baby's life for the health benefits. But new research suggests that breast-feeding may come with a cost: a hit to mom's earnings
The number of babies born exposed to addictive drugs while in the womb is increasing, a new study suggests.
Between 2000 and 2009, the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome — a disorder that occurs