Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say


CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains


Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say


Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed


Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say


Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies


Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers


Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years


VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers