Maternal obesity may harm babies' immune system at the time of their birth, according to a new study.
It's no secret that babies love a good game of peek-a-boo. Well, it turns out that this type of innocent play can in fact be beneficial to babies, who learn best by being surprised, according to new research.
Most of us know that smoking during pregnancy can result in a host of problems for both the mother and the fetus, but new astonishing research indicates that these harmful effects can be written on the faces of these unborn babies themselves.
Although babies may not be able to tell you, they remember the good times, according to a new study.
A mother's response to a crying infant is a universal tug at the heart strings, regardless of traditional species barriers, according to a new study. This may help explain for some exceptionally stunning moments in nature, when mother predators adopt baby prey, or when utterly unrelated species care for one another.
Just last year, an expert at MIT suggested that babies cry, despite the fact that this makes them "predator beacons," because the "annoying sound" helps adult humans wage war more efficiently. It was even proposed that our ancestors wore babies into battle to heighten their blood-lust.
Babies who breast feed longer have been found to have healthier levels of lactic acid bacteria in their gut compared to infants who are fed formulate or switched to food earlier, according to a recent study. These results strongly support the argument that breast feeding is healthier for newborns, a claim that has been recently called into question by scientists.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) pioneer Lord Winston warned that the increased demand for fertility treatments could "threaten our humanity" if the rich were able to pay for so-called "designer babies," according to The Guardian.
Boys are 14 percent more likely to be born premature than girls, and they are more susceptible to disease and experience disabilities, according to six global studies on newborns to be published Friday in the journal Pediatric Research. Common disabilities include learning disorders and cerebral palsy.
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant breakthrough in fertility treatment for years.