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New Method to Screen for Chemical Exposures

56 Suspect Chemicals in Average Pregnant Woman

Each year, tens of thousands of chemicals are manufactured in or imported into the United States—more than 30,000 pounds of industrial chemicals for every...

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or...

Study: Stress impacts ability to get pregnant

Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception...

High plasticizer levels in males linked to delayed pregnancy for female...

Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common forms of phthalates, chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products, take longer...

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit

Behavioral support works, but evidence on drug treatment still lacking Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have...

Researchers Seeking Volunteers to Test Vaccine against Common Herpes Virus

Cytomegalovirus Most Dangerous in Pregnant Women, Who can Pass it to Unborn Babies Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are...

Tylenol during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it...

New research reinforces danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant

Women who drink alcohol at moderate or heavy levels in the early stages of their pregnancy might damage the growth and function of their...

3-fold increase in pregnancy among young girls with mental illness

Young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness, according to a...

Internet-Based Study Aims to Help Infertile Couples

Infertility is among the most painful problems a couple can face, with emotional repercussions that can last for years—or a lifetime. The causes are...

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