Getting More Low-Income Americans to Breastfeed Would Lead to Health-Care Savings Down the Line
It would cost about $250 million to get an additional 650,000 low-income Americans to breastfeed as much as experts recommend, but it would save families and the health-care system $1.5 billion, a study finds.
The Chinese Scientist Who Engineered HIV-Resistant Babies May Now Face Legal Consequences
A Chinese scientist who engineered the first gene-edited babies may now face serious charges for fraudulent practices.
Viewfinder: After Becoming the Second Head of State to Give Birth While in Office, New Zealand's Prime Minister Brings Her Newborn to the U.N.
In June, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, became only the second head of state in modern history to give birth while in office.
What Research Can Tell Us About Breastfeeding Stigma
Stigma factors into our perceptions of breastfeeding and formula, with serious consequences for infant health.
The Trump Administration's Anti-Breastfeeding Stance Is Not New. But It Could Be Deadlier Than Ever.
A food oppression expert explains why America's formula problem can only get worse.
Facebook, Firecrackers, and War: The Story of Afghanistan’s New Year’s Babies
How were thousands of Afghan refugees all born on January 1st? The answer lies at the intersection of warfare and the digital age.
Will the Zika Virus Outbreak Change Minds About GMOs?
The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas hits on the things that risk-perception researchers know worry people most. Will that be enough to overcome people's fears about genetically modified mosquitoes?
Next-Generation Prenatal Genetic Tests Are Turning Fate Into Choice
As a new non-invasive technology makes prenatal genetic tests more common, many more pregnant women will have to choose whether or not to have a disabled child.
Doctors Seem to Schedule Births So They Can Make It Home for Dinner
And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The Frozen Children: The Rise—and Complications—of Embryo Adoption
More efficient than in vitro fertilization and cheaper than traditional adoption, embryo adoption, which also provides parents with the experience of carrying a child, is becoming more popular. But our legislature is still struggling with serious legal issues surrounding the practice.
How Much Is Enough Certainty to Make a Decision About Life or Death?
How much is enough certainty to make a decision about life or death, sickness or health?
Does Legalizing Abortion Lead to More People Killing Newborn Babies?
It sounds shocking, but this is not a new argument.