Giving nursing mouse mothers a supplement called nicotinamide riboside (NR) promotes maternal weight loss, boosts milk production and quality, and leads to long-lasting physical, neurological, and behavioral benefits in the pups.
People who got their February food assistance payments early don’t know when their food money for March will come as the federal government shutdown continues. (Image credit: Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio)
Postpartum psychosis is rare, but very real, doctors say. And, unlike in some European nations, most U.S. moms who need inpatient psychiatric care can’t bring along their babies, adding to the trauma. (Image credit: Courtesy of Claire Mulkey)
Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new international study suggests.
An air traffic controller is just one employee locked into the terms of a health plan because of the ongoing federal shutdown. It’s meant his child’s hospital bills are “out-of-network.” (Image credit: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
A new study was able to successfully predict — with 72.8 percent accuracy — if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists predicted this depression trajectory using four maternal characteristics that put the mother at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance…
Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes for both mothers…
Should doctors warn patients of a policy threat that may not come to pass? That’s the question pending, as the Trump administration weighs whether to deny green cards to immigrants on Medicaid. (Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A new report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime finds that violent conflict is creating new opportunities for traffickers — and children and girls are increasingly targeted. (Image credit: Shazia Rahman/Getty Images)
NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Carlos Gutierrez, a pediatrician in El Paso, Texas, about the medical needs of migrants and what actions should be taken to ensure their safety in detention centers.