- Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies Updated: May-16-15 7:55 pm
NEW YORK - When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today.
- New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care Updated: May-11-15 3:37 pm
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
- Woman paralyzed after childbirth awarded $35.4M in lawsuit Updated: May-08-15 3:04 am
DEDHAM, Massachusetts - Officials say a Massachusetts woman who became paralyzed following childbirth has been awarded $35.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Correction: Preemie Survival story Updated: May-07-15 12:22 pm
In a story May 6 about extremely premature babies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 5½-year-old Dexter Brandy needs oxygen when he sleeps. He stopped needing oxygen at 10 months, his mother said.
- Mother says she was told to stop breastfeeding in court Updated: May-07-15 2:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - A mother says she was told to stop breastfeeding her baby during a hearing at a Lansing court, leading to a planned protest by a group of women.
- Pennsylvania's 1st breast milk bank to open in Pittsburgh Updated: May-06-15 4:44 pm
PITTSBURGH - The first breast milk bank that will service the entire state is set to open in Pittsburgh in late summer or early fall.
- NY enacting workplace pregnancy rights Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has passed bills intended to ensure workplace rights for pregnant employees and prohibit sexual harassment at even the smallest businesses.
- Judge allows woman's suit over jail miscarriage to proceed Updated: May-02-15 1:26 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - A federal judge has ruled that a northern Indiana woman can proceed with her lawsuit alleging negligence in a miscarriage she suffered while in custody.
- Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier Updated: Apr-29-15 6:25 am
BEIJING - Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics - when officials strictly controlled air pollution - gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.
- 3 of 6 nutritional clinics for pregnant women closing Updated: Apr-28-15 11:46 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Health officials in Louisville say cuts are coming to a federal program that helps poor families.