Posts tagged as: babies

6 Stars Set the Record Straight: Our Food Babies Aren't Real babies

Halle Berry's response to pregnancy rumors is not only hilarious, it's the latest in a long string of celebrity attempts to shut down the pregnancy rumor mill. Watch the video to see how stars respond to bump watchers. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Rep. Steve King: ‘We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies’

Congressman Steve King has a history of stirring controversy. Iowa Rep. Steve King is facing a fierce backlash over a tweet critics say is an open embrace of white nationalism. On Sunday, King retweeted a political cartoon featuring Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician whose anti-Muslim rhetoric and blown-out hairstyle have drawn plenty of comparisons to […]

Illegal midwives and border babies: The determined fight for home birth in Alabama

Ashley Loper, 27, is in the throes of labor. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Cash may get more mothers to breastfeed babies

By Lisa Rapaport Cash incentives may encourage new mothers to breastfeed until their infants are at least six months old, a small experiment suggests. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until at least six months of age because it can reduce babies’ risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, childhood […]

Immigration raids tied to greater risk of underweight babies

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – In the aftermath of an immigration raid, Latina women in the U.S. may be more likely to have low birthweight or premature babies even when they are citizens, a new study suggests. To explore the link between immigration policy and pregnancy outcomes, researchers examined data on babies born before […]

Study finds no difference in microbiome of babies born vaginally or by c-section

A study from the US, published in Nature, found no difference in the microbiome of babies aged four to six weeks born by cesarean section or by vaginal delivery. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, studied 160 pregnant women and their babies. The scientists collected samples from various body sites (gut, oral, nasal, […]

Gene-edited cells keep cancer babies well more than one year on

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Two babies rescued from previously incurable leukemia after receiving infusions of gene-edited immune cells are doing well at home more than a year after initial treatment, scientists said on Wednesday. Layla Richards became the first person in the world to get the “off-the-shelf” cell therapy developed by French biotech […]

Cervical surgery for pre-cancer tied to preemies and small babies

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – – Women who get surgery to treat precancerous abnormalities on their cervix are more likely to have premature or low-birth weight babies than women who don’t have these procedures, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on women with a common condition known as cervical dysplasia, abnormal tissue growth that […]

Healthy babies don’t need apps to monitor vital signs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Smartphone applications paired with sensors to monitor babies’ vital signs may appeal to parents anxious to make sure infants sleep safely through the night, but there’s no medical evidence proving these products work, a new paper suggests. SIDS has become much less common in recent decades as doctors have […]

Indian surrogate mothers grab last chance to make babies ahead of impending ban

By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Inside a bungalow in a plush residential area of Gurugram, on the outskirts of New Delhi, a group of women in different stages of pregnancy share the hope their babies will be delivered safely – or risk losing the chance of big money, forever. Successful pregnancies have […]

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