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Spontaneous Gene Mutations Linked to Kids' Heart Defects

Mutations in genes that occur spontaneously may contribute to congenital heart disease in children, according to a new study.

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Smoking While Pregnant Harms Kids' Motor Skills

Women who smoke during pregnancy risk harming their future child's coordination and motor abilities, especially those of boys, a new study suggests.

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How Expensive It Is to Have Kids? These 5 Charts Reveal the Hefty Price Tag

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Today, roughly one in five women in the U.S. Read More >>>