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Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found. Putting on too few or too many pounds durin...  More »

Health Highlights: April 14, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: E-Cigarette Makers Using Music Events to Hook Young People: Lawmakers Free samples, candy-like flavors, and music festivals are among the ways ...  More »

Arkansas to appeal ruling on abortion restriction law

By Lisa Bose McDermott TEXARKANA, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said on Friday he would appeal a federal judge's decision striking down a state law that bans most abortions starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy, o...  More »

Pregnancy effects of inflammatory bowel disease may vary

By Jennifer Cash NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some forms of inflammatory bowel disease are a bigger threat to pregnancy than others, suggests a large new U.S. analysis. One of two major types of IBD, ulcerative colitis, was most strongly linked t...  More »

Better diet associated with less risk of preterm birth

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Norwegian mothers-to-be who maintained "prudent" eating patterns during pregnancy were less likely to have preterm births compared to women who ate a more typically "Western" diet...  More »

U.S. appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

By Jon Herskovitz and Lisa Maria Garza AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court upheld a Texas law on Thursday that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hos...  More »

Appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld a Texas law that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonable...  More »

U.S. appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld a Texas law that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonabl...  More »

Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Planning to become pregnant? Now is the time to get your body in shape and ready for baby. The womenshealth.gov website offers this pre-conception advice: Take a folic acid supplement every day to help lower the risk of having ...  More »

Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births

THURDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a birthing pool during the early stages of labor can provide some benefits to women. However, giving birth underwater may put newborns at risk for serious health problems, according to a statement ...  More »

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