Fetal Development News
Ancient Bacteria Yield Clues for Woman's Dramatic Cause of Death 800 Years Ago
This woman's post-mortem was 800 years in the making, with "ancient" bacteria providing the critical clue for her likely cause of death, and offering a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of our forebears in the Near East. In the 800-year-old remains of a Byzantine woman found in Turkey, in what
Doctors Reveal Photos of Zika's Effects on 1st Person Infected by Virus in US
The first person to be infected locally during Florida's Zika virus outbreak was nearly 5 months pregnant, according to a new case study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The case study reveals how doctors figured out that a 23-year-old pregnant woman was the first person in
Judge Asks If Texas Fetal Remains Rules Override Current Law
A federal judge may be casting doubt on new Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning whether they override existing state cremation laws
Federal Judge Mulling Fate of Texas Fetal Remains Rules
Abortion providers have told a federal judge that Texas' attempt to require burial or cremation of fetal remains was "government interference" without public health benefits
Pro-Choice Advocates Hail Federal Judge's Order Temporarily Blocking Texas Fetal Burial Rule
A pro-choice advocacy group that is the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against a controversial rule in Texas that would have required fetal tissue to be buried resulting from the circumstances of many miscarriages and abortions hailed a judge's order to temporarily block its implementation.
Babies Exposed to Zika Virus in First Trimester More Likely to Have Birth Defects, Study Says
A first of its kind study of U.S.-born babies exposed to the Zika virus shows higher rates of birth defects for those exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the first time researchers have tried to
Infants Dependent on Opioids Rising Faster in Rural Areas, Study Finds
The numbers of infants born affected by opioids is rising, especially in rural areas, according to a new study published today in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. The findings fit with previous studies that have found higher rates of opioid abuse in rural areas as compared to urban areas, said
Donald Trump Hires Ben Carson, Continues Cabinet Search
The former presidential hopeful and retired neurosurgeon has been chosen to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mother Nature Makes a Mess of Thanksgiving With Nasty Storms Making It Difficult to Travel
Pacific Northwest gets pounded with 3 feet of snow; and from Alabama to Virginia nearly three-dozen wildfires scorch more than 160,000 acres.
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Roe v. Wade in 1973
Jan. 22, 1973: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that abortion is a "private matter" between women and their doctors.