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High rates of induced labor and Caesarean sections (C-sections) among low-risk women don't seem to make a difference in the health outcomes of newborns, according to a new study.

There did not seem to Read More >>>

Dads' Jobs Linked to Birth Defect Risks

Certain jobs held by men in the months before they conceive a child may increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed information from more than 14,000 fathers whose Read More >>>

Colic in Babies Linked with Later Migraines

Some babies who cry incessantly may be experiencing an early form of a migraine headache, a new study from France suggests.

In the study, children ages 6 to 18 who visited an emergency room for migraine Read More >>>

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.

These mutations — which arise after conception, rather than being inherited Read More >>>

Zika Infection Linked with Rare Joint Birth Defect

A small number of babies infected with Zika virus in the womb have developed a rare birth defect involving muscle weakness and stiff joints, according to a new report of the cases.

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Mothers' Obesity Linked with Biologically 'Older' Newborns

Babies whose mothers are obese may be biologically "older" than babies whose mothers are a normal weight, a new study from Belgium suggests.

Researchers analyzed information from 743 mothers ages 17 Read More >>>

More Babies Are Being Born with Intestines Outside the Body. Is the Condition Linked to Mom's Opioid Use?

Rates of a serious birth defect are on the rise in the United States, and a new report suggests the condition may be linked to opioid use.

The report, published Jan. 17 by researchers at the Centers Read More >>>