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CDC Will Release New Circumcision Guidelines

It seems like circumcision—the subject of a long-standing debate among experts, parents, and the general public—just got another vote in its favor. In its first draft guidelines on the procedure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that doctors educate both parents and uncircumcised adult males about its various benefits.

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules for Pregnant Women

If you’ve ever been confused about what medications are safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding, things just got clearer.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnancy Rights at Work

In a game-changing decision about how pregnant women are treated at work, the Supreme Court has ruled that pregnant workers are entitled to the same accommodations given to any worker restricted by a disability.

It all started when the pregnant Peggy Young told her employer, the United Parcel Service, that she shouldn’t lift anything heavy, doctor’s orders. Her company responded by putting her on unpaid leave.

SIDS Update: Many Babies Still Sleep With Soft Bedding

Is your baby safe while she sleeps? More than half of babies aren’t, according to a new study. A whopping 55 percent of U.S. infants still sleep with unsafe bedding (think: blankets or pillows in the crib), according to a new study in Pediatrics.

Toy Injuries in Kids Are Spiking. Here's Why

A new study warns it may not be all fun and games when it comes to the toys your child plays with. Toy-related injuries have increased by nearly 40 percent according to the findings published in the journal Clinical PediatricsThere were over 3 million incidents reported in emergency rooms across the U.S.

Don't Panic, But Your Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked

You thought it was bad when hackers got your credit card info from Target. You hated it when you had to send out an apology to your entire contact list after someone hacked your email. But finding out someone hacked your baby monitor? That may just be the lowest of the low.

Falls Are the Top Cause of Head Injuries in Babies

Falls are the number one cause of head injuries in children, according to new research published in the New England Journal of MedicineFor babies and toddlers under the age of two, falls account for 77 percent of head

Getting the Pertussis Vaccine in Pregnancy Protects Baby Later

The best way to protect your newborn from pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is to get vaccinated yourself during pregnancy, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical AssociationThe research showed that the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is safe for moms-t

Drinking While Pregnant Is Never Safe

We’ve all seen the Surgeon General’s warning: Pregnant women should not drink. But many moms-to-be (about 1 in 13) still do—whether it's having an occasional celebratory glass of wine, a regular nightcap or a more serious struggle with alcohol addiction. And despite what you might have heard, new research suggests that all of these scenarios can harm your baby.

Gestational Diabetes May Affect a Baby's Future Weight

Expecting a girl? Your pregnancy health could determine if she’s overweight later in childhood, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care. The research shows that daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to struggle with obesity in adolescence.