Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

Apr 18, 2014

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this fall. The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement Thursday at the end of a Clinton Foundation event in New ...

Vaccine denial goes mainstream in the U.S.

Apr 7, 2014

Vaccine denial goes mainstream in the U.S.

by Kerry Sheridan

Kathleen Wiederman is not staunchly against vaccines. She simply believes it is better for her child to naturally battle an illness than to be vaccinated against it. “Doctors don’t know everything,” said the 42-year-old recruiter, who prefers alternative medicine and gave birth at her ...

Feb 27, 2014

Study links older fathers to children's psychiatric problems

Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder, autism and attention deficits, according to the largest study to examine the potential links. American and Swedish researchers examined data on more than 2.6 million Swedes ...

New C-section guidelines issued

Feb 20, 2014

New C-section guidelines issued

U.S. obstetricians are being told to show more patience in the delivery room. New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming that labor has stalled. The recommendations are the latest in years of efforts ...

Rules of manhood slowly evolving

Feb 17, 2014

Rules of manhood slowly evolving

by David Crary

Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on. But that was before feminism, gay rights activism, and metrosexuals. Husbands took on a greater share of ...

More talking helps babies' brains

Feb 14, 2014

More talking helps babies' brains

The sooner parents start explaining the world to their baby, the better. That does not mean flash cards for tots, or merely pointing out objects: “Here’s an orange. That’s a bowl.” New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with ...

Feb 7, 2014

U.K. hospitals to report female genital damage

British hospitals will be required for the first time to record patients who have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), the government announced Thursday. The Department of Health estimates that 66,000 women in England and Wales are living with the consequences of FGM, ...

Vatican surveys find Catholics reject sex rules

Feb 5, 2014

Vatican surveys find Catholics reject sex rules

New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact that they were even publicized. The ...