As the world rang in the new year, a few lucky parents welcomed 2019’s first children in D.C.-area hospitals.
Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that state employees will get 60 paid parental leave days after their child’s birth or the adoption of a child under 6 years old. The additional paid leave time is to be granted after the employee has used up their annual and personal leave time.
The government is “with us from day one,” as the Social Security Administration says. That means they’re the ones who keep track of American newborns — and their names — and they released the top baby names of 2017 Friday. See the top 10.
The $40-a-month Pacify app, which gives pregnant women and new mothers 24/7 access to nurses and nutritionists, is free for low-income women in D.C.
Restaurants and private businesses in Maryland are required to have a place for parents to change diapers, but that’s not the case in state-owned buildings, including the State House in Annapolis.
While you were sipping your New Year’s bubbly, some of 2018’s first babies were born in D.C.-area hospitals.
Babies may be more likely to have speech delays if they spend a significant amount of time on small screens, according to researchers from the University of Toronto.
Each year around Memorial Day, D.C. readies itself for the rumble and roar of motorcycles, as hundreds of thousands take to the streets for the annual Rolling Thunder rally. This year, that roar came a few weeks early — only double strollers replaced Harley-Davidsons.
Parents may unwittingly be placing their babies at increased risk of dying by putting them to sleep in ways that make sudden infant death syndrome and other forms of sleep-related death more likely, a study finds.
TwinGo is recalling about 4,000 TwinGo Original baby carriers for faulty buckles. The carrier is intended for babies who are from 10 to 45 pounds.
The Smithsonian National Zoo welcomes three critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs to its Small Mammal House.
In a new study published in Pediatrics, researchers at the University of Texas think they have found the reasons why; the introduction of PCV13 (pneumococcal) vaccine in 2010, decreasing rates of smoking exposure, and an increase in breastfeeding rates.
(NEW YORK) — Several studies in the past have linked the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder with the possibility of birth by cesarean section – a link that has appeared to be further supported…
WASHINGTON — A new study finds that babies as young as six months are already smartphone and tablet savvy. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, the study of 370 children ages six months to 4 years,…
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