Over 20 million babies around the world -- about 1 out of every 7 -- were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study.
According to a recent study, 'early term' infants are less likely to be breastfed than full-term infants within the first hour and at one month after birth.
Quieter neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may result in better outcomes for infants, a new study claims.
For newborn babies at Winner Palmer Hospital's NICU, each day can be a battle that requires extra care. Now a new piece of equipment is helping them fight the odds and bacteria. It starts with disinfecting your cell phone.
The "Eat, Sleep, Console" treatment for infants born with opioid dependence decreased length of stay and use of narcotics, according to a retrospective study presented here.
Neonatal intensive care units are marvels of medical technology that have saved the lives of countless infants born too early or weighing too little. Nevertheless, life in a NICU can be very stressful to a newborn.
Here's bad news for some women in the military: An increased risk of minor birth defects was found among U.S. female veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War.
Exclusive breastfeeding in the first 3 months of life, as opposed to mixed breast and bottle feeding and exclusive bottle feeding, was associated with lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and lower total cholesterol in adolescence.
A newborn's first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study.
Children living close to a major roadway are likely to score less in communication test than the children living away from any major roadway, says a recent study.
During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding "natural" supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests.
New study results show that neonatal herpes simplex virus infections increased by 56% every year between 2009 and 2015 among children who were insured through Medicaid, resulting in one infection in every 1,886 births.
New UK research has found that women develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition.
In one of the largest studies looking at the potential effects of pesticide exposure on still-developing fetuses and newborns, scientists found that exposure to the most commonly used pesticides was linked to higher risk of autism spectrum disorder.
Deaths among pregnant and recently pregnant women have been on the rise in the U.S. for more than a decade, and a group of state lawmakers has introduced legislation aimed at reversing this trend in Illinois.
Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths.