| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Defying the odds, conjoined twins born critically ill last year in University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago have reached a major milestone: their first birthday.
Doctors did not expect Kaydon and Kameron Hayes to live this long, and even had...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:41 PM
With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets.
The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 1:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Experts have blamed most of the risk for autism on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb. It suggests that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than was thought....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:42 PM
CHICAGO -- Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two studies released on Monday suggest.
In one, a team at Stanford University compared cases of autism...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:47 PM
A new study flies in the face of previous autism research and says it's the environment more than anything that leads to the disorder. Perhaps even behavior, habits and medication taken by the mother can all be causes.
The finding is sparking...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:11 PM
LONDON (AP) — More than 30 years after the world's first test-tube baby was born and despite modest advances, scientists are still struggling to dramatically improve the odds for infertile couples trying to have children.
Though new techniques have...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:21 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Most of the risk of autism has been blamed by experts on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb, suggesting that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:00 AM
My mother often said, sometimes as a point of pride, that she was plastered when she went into labor with me. At her favorite restaurant, she had had a couple too many highballs the night I wanted out. At the Catholic hospital where I was delivered, two...
| Oct 5, 2011
When tiny white blood cells known as macrophages run amok in your body, they can cause painful inflammation.
But Harris Perlman, associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, recently discovered a molecule he...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Chris and Cathy Funk of Mercersburg, Pa., announce the birth of twins, McKenna Jane Funk and Keefer Paul Funk, Jan. 3, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Donna Rastelli and Mike and Linda Metcalfe of Mercersburg. Paternal grandparents are Harold and Linda...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:19 PM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who gave birth to a Michigan woman's baby after a fertility clinic mix-up says she and her husband are new parents again.
Carolyn and Sean Savage say a surrogate mother has given birth to their twin daughters....