The rate of infants that are opiod-dependent is alarmingly increasing, according to a new study.
Over four decades ago, the term "fetal alcohol syndrome" was coined to describe babies born to alcoholic mothers.
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge aimed to know which stage of pregnancy is associated with the rapid fetal growth.
Elephants are long-lived animals that continue to reproduce at an old age. Researchers believe this provides both the individual and offspring with certain advantages, including passing down valuable environmental and social knowledge.
Antarctic fur seal pups listen for their certain qualities in their mother's vocal signature in order to correctly identify them in dense colonies.
Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study.
Many celebrities and self-described health experts agree that eating the placenta after giving birth is extremely healthy for a new mother. Unfortunately for them, scientists are saying that not only is that complete malarkey, but placental consumption could pose dangers that have gone unconsidered.
Maternal obesity may harm babies' immune system at the time of their birth, according to a new study.
Attention expecting mothers: eat your fish! Baby will thank you later. New research has determined that if a woman eats a good helping of fish while pregnant, there are a whole hosts of developmental benefits that can be conferred to an unborn child.
Kids teasing, taunting and bullying one another on the playground is nothing out of the ordinary, and the same goes for chimpanzees. And if any of these antics were to result in a confrontation, new research shows that those chimps with macho moms are more likely to win the fight.
Chimpanzee mothers with sons are about 25 percent more social than moms and daughters, allowing their young boys to watch and learn from adult males in action, a new study indicates.
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.
It turns out that just after giving birth, wild yak moms take to the steepest hills with their young, according to a new study published in the Journal of Mammalogy.
The brains of pregnant women may actually be preparing to make strong emotional bonds with a newborn child by ramping up right-side brain activity, a recent study suggests.