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Zooey Deschanel Among Women Putting Motherhood on Hold

Zooey Deschanel Among Women Putting Motherhood on Hold

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Zooey Deschanel says she has no plans to become a mother. The New Girl star told Marie Claire in a recent interview that children are simply not her priority right now.“That’s never been my focus,&rdqu…

Moms Call Push to Breastfeed for Six Months ‘Unhelpful’

Moms Call Push to Breastfeed for Six Months ‘Unhelpful’

George Doyle/Thinkstock(LONDON) — While most moms would like to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendations to breastfeed their babies for the first six months, a new study suggests many find the goal unrealistic, and the push to do so unhe…

Fewer Preterm Births Due to Public Smoking Bans?

Fewer Preterm Births Due to Public Smoking Bans?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GLASGOW, Scotland) — Do smoking bans mean fewer preterm births?  The answer could be yes, according to a new study published online Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine.After a nationwide smoking ban on public areas in Scot…

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The quality of sleep children get, including how much they snore as a baby, may affect their risk of growing into hyperactive kids down the line, suggests a new study.The findings, published Monday in the journal Pediat…

Texting for a Healthy Baby: Women Receive Free Health Texts

Texting for a Healthy Baby: Women Receive Free Health Texts

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The free health messaging service text4baby celebrates its two-year anniversary this month and is on the cusp of reaching a new milestone: 300,000 subscribers.To date, more than 293,000 pregnant women and new mothers are…

Auspicious Beginnings: More Babies Born During Year of Dragon

Auspicious Beginnings: More Babies Born During Year of Dragon

ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — Monday is Chinese New Year, and it marks the beginning of the year of the dragon, which only comes around every 12 years.In Chinese culture, it is considered good fortune to be born…

Baby Born in Stuck Elevator after Snowstorm Delays Hospital Arrival

Baby Born in Stuck Elevator after Snowstorm Delays Hospital Arrival

File photo. (Photodisc/Thinkstock)(TACOMA, Wash.) — A newborn baby boy in Washington State can already lay claim to having survived two unexpected disasters: one of the worst winter storms to ever hit Washington State, and being delivered in a hospita…

Baby News for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Jessica Capshaw, Model Josie Maran

Baby News for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Jessica Capshaw, Model Josie Maran

ABC/DANNY FELD(LOS ANGELES) — Grey’s Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw announced Tuesday that she and her husband, Christopher Gavigan, are expecting a child.The 35-year-old actress, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins on the ABC series, tweeted, “It is with pro…

Antidepressants Linked to Hypertension in Babies

Antidepressants Linked to Hypertension in Babies

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pregnant women who take certain anti-depressants can significantly increase their chance of having babies that develop a condition known as pulmonary hypertension, according to a study published Thursday in the British…

Breastfed Babies Cry More, UK Study Finds

Breastfed Babies Cry More, UK Study Finds

George Doyle/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Breastfed babies cry more than formula-fed ones, but that’s normal, so stick with it.  Formula-fed babies may be quieter but overfed.That’s the message the U.K. Medical Research Council wants mothers …

Reports: Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome Baby Girl

Reports: Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome Baby Girl

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With all the attention being paid to it, one of the most anticipated event of the nascent year has finally happened — Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child into the world this weekend.The pop music super…

Dogs Can Mimic Human Gaze, Researchers Find

Dogs Can Mimic Human Gaze, Researchers Find

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Dogs may be as receptive to certain human communication signals as infants are, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology. Hungarian researchers found that dogs’ eyes follow where a person is l…

Canadian Couple Has New Year’s Babies Back-to-Back

Canadian Couple Has New Year’s Babies Back-to-Back

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MEDICINE HAT, Alberta) — Bobbi Jo and Kurtis Ketcheson of Alberta, Canada had back-to-back New Year’s babies. Their son Jack was born on Jan. 1, 2011 and was the first baby of the past year in the town of Regina.Their newest addit…

Addiction to Salt Starts at an Early Age, Study Finds

Addiction to Salt Starts at an Early Age, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — If you were exposed to treats rich in sodium during your infancy, chances are that’s where your lifelong addiction to salty foods came from.A new study from the Monell Center found that kids who started nibbling …

Palm-Sized Baby Defies Odds

Palm-Sized Baby Defies Odds

File photo. (Photodisc/Thinkstock)(LOS ANGELES) — Melinda Star Guido was supposed to be born Thursday. Instead, she came into the world 16 weeks early, one of the smallest premature babies ever to beat overwhelming odds and survive. The tiny fighter, …

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