FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Just like adults, children need lots of fiber in their diets. Fiber is part of what fuels a child’s normal growth and development. It helps them feel full longer, controls blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol and promotes regular bowel movements, according to Children’sContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don’t have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports. The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A mother-to-be’s exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on her baby’s brain development, new research indicates. Toddlers scored lower on assessments for thinking, motor and language skills when their mothers had more exposure to pollutants during pregnancy, accordingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds troubling information about a link between the pregnancy complication preeclampsia and future heart attack, even in younger women. Danish researchers found a fourfold higher risk of heart attack and stroke within just seven years after delivery. Risks continued toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 infection in pregnancy raises a woman’s risk of death sevenfold and significantly elevates her odds for needing intensive care, a new study finds. Getting the virus during pregnancy also ups the likelihood of pneumonia, according to researchers at George Washington University inContinue Reading