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Gaps in Newborn Screening
Many infants are still not getting the recommended newborn screenings at birth.
The Threat of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be relatively common, according to a new study.
Zika in the US: What It Means for Babies
Pregnant women in the United States may face a higher risk for Zika virus than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
First-of-Its-Kind Device Treats Birth Defect
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind medical device.
What's New: Anesthesia and Sedation Med Labels
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved label changes for anesthesia and sedation medications to be used in young children.
FDA Restricts Popular Cold and Pain Meds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a restriction for some common pain and cough medications.
DHA Supplements for Mom May Not Help Baby
Taking DHA supplements while you're pregnant isn't likely to help your child's IQ later on, according to a new study.
Good News for Preterm Infants
Very preterm infants may be more likely to survive now than they were in previous years, according to a new study.
Dripping: A Possible New E-Cig Trend
Electronic cigarette use appears to be on the rise among teens. Now, some teens are finding new ways to use these nicotine-delivering devices, according to a new study.
Lots of Kids May Have Aching Backs
Lower back pain in school-aged children may be common, according to a new study.