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Home births and hospital births equally safe, says large international study

Home births and hospital births equally safe, says large international study

USC scientists receive $12.5 million NIDCR grant for craniofacial research

USC scientists receive $12.5 million NIDCR grant for craniofacial research

Specialized psychiatric care helps woman with bipolar depression to achieve motherhood

Specialized psychiatric care helps woman with bipolar depression to achieve motherhood

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero

Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero

Primary DENV or ZIKV infection has no effect on course of secondary infection in macaques

Primary DENV or ZIKV infection has no effect on course of secondary infection in macaques

Skin cancer risk falls with higher dietary vitamin A intake

Skin cancer risk falls with higher dietary vitamin A intake

Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants

Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants

High levels of vitamin A linked to reduced skin cancer risk

High levels of vitamin A linked to reduced skin cancer risk

Birthweight, height together may provide indication of heart health later in life

Birthweight, height together may provide indication of heart health later in life

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

PBS restrictions on anti‐epileptic drug prescribing promote unsafe and outdated care

PBS restrictions on anti‐epileptic drug prescribing promote unsafe and outdated care

Children with birth defects have elevated cancer risk, study reveals

Children with birth defects have elevated cancer risk, study reveals

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Study focuses on the recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

Study focuses on the recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

UK government to consider fortifying flour with folic acid to combat neural tube defects

UK government to consider fortifying flour with folic acid to combat neural tube defects