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Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Waist Size Tied to Autism Risk

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The pre-pregnancy width of a woman's waist -- but not whether or not she is actually obese -- may be tied to autism risk in her children, new research suggests.

Abortion Services Vary Widely Across the U.S.

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of abortion services in the United States can hinge on where a woman lives, a new report shows.

Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered.

More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two.

Birth Defects Affect 7 Percent of Zika-Exposed Babies: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of pregnant women in the Caribbean further confirms that Zika virus causes birth defects, particularly if infection occurs early in pregnancy.

Poor, Minority Moms Face Tough Judgments Over Kids' Weight

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mothers who get food assistance face close scrutiny over their kids' weight, researchers say.

Poison Prevention at Home

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, more than 300 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for accidental poisoning, and two children die from it.

Health Tip: How Schools Keep Your Child Safer

(HealthDay News) -- Parents should learn a host of terms that schools use to indicate various states of emergency, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it's also a concern throughout the reproductive years.

Genetic Heart Defects Rarely the Cause of SIDS, Research Shows

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart diseases linked to genetic flaws cause far fewer sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases than once thought, a new study finds.

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