Categories for Baby & Maternity

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated After Rare Surgery in N.Y.

October 18, 2016 3:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 14513
Thirteen-month-old conjoined twin boys were successfully separated last Friday after a rare 27-hour surgery at a New York City hospital. Born conjoined at the head last September, the 13-month-old twins—Jadon and Anias McDonald— were born with a condition called craniopagus, which means they shared a portion of their skull and brain tissue. Although the McDonalds… View Article

Four Zika Cases in Florida Likely Spread by Mosquitoes

July 29, 2016 7:15 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8164
The outbreak is the first time Zika has been transmitted by mosquitoes in the U.S. On Friday, Florida officials announced that mosquitoes in Florida likely infected four people with the Zika virus. This is the first case where Zika was transmitted via infected mosquitoes in the continental United States “We learned today that four people in our state likely have… View Article

Utah Stands Behind Lesbian Foster Parents

November 14, 2015 3:34 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7257
A lesbian couple who happened to be foster parents were heartbroken when a Utah judge ordered the 9 month old baby under their care removed from the home so they could grow up in a traditional and healthy environment. However, the problem with the order was it went against state law which doesn’t discriminate against… View Article

Supreme Justices rule contraception mandate unconstitutional

July 3, 2014 4:11 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 15374
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court advanced the cause of religious freedom Monday in the most closely watched case of its term, ruling that companies cannot be forced to offer insurance coverage for birth control methods they equate with abortion. The 5-4 decision by the court’s conservative majority, over the vehement objections of liberal justices, dealt… View Article

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11143
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is available to all expectant mothers. It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products… View Article
Screening For Autism: There’s An App For That

Screening For Autism: There’s An App For That

June 11, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7406
Researchers at Duke University have developed software that tracks and records infants’ activity during videotaped autism screening tests. Their results show that the program is as good at spotting behavioral markers of autism as experts giving the test themselves, and better than non-expert medical clinicians and students in training. “We’re not trying to replace the… View Article


June 9, 2014 7:12 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10401
Online couponing can provide you with a world of discounts, however funneling through all of those coupons can be very time consuming. Fear no more, provides members daily savings on major name groceries, restaurants, entertainment, popular products and services. As the membership grows, the site gets to know and understand users’ needs and interests, and provides… View Article
Multiple Sunburns As An Adolescent Increases Melanoma Risk By 80%

Multiple Sunburns As An Adolescent Increases Melanoma Risk By 80%

June 9, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8261
With incidence rates of melanoma rising for at least 30 years, it is not surprising that new research suggests that 5 or more blistering sunburns experienced before the age of 20 could increase melanoma risk by 80%. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP) proposes that in a cohort of 108,916 white… View Article
The Raw Truth About Unpasteurized Milk

The Raw Truth About Unpasteurized Milk

June 6, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8445
Your local farmer’s market may be your first stop for farm-fresh summer fare, but certain foods can carry serious risks. Raw dairy products – those sold without having gone through a heating process called pasteurization – have been touted as cures for conditions ranging from allergies to high blood pressure. There’s no science to back… View Article