| Aug 12, 2013
When does a man become a father — the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A second child is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if an older sibling has the diagnosis, but environmental factors may be playing a significant role, according to a study of 1.5 million children born over a 24-year period.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Triplets are out, singletons are in and twins are holding steady.
So says a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine that examined birth trends in the United States from1971 to 2011.
The authors of the report, from the Centers for Disease...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
| Jan 16, 2008
Meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as the natural versions, the Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday, clearing the way for such products to enter the food supply without special labeling.
In releasing its 968-...
| Mar 11, 2009
Angel Howard, 32, lay motionless on an examining table in a La Jolla fertility clinic last Mother's Day, her delicate features bathed in the blue-gray glow of an ultrasound screen as she watched a doctor try to impregnate her with someone else's embryos....
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin have finally revealed the names of their twins.
The stars of vampire fantasy "True Blood" welcomed their little boy and girl prematurely last September but have remained mum about their monikers.
But now the husband-and-...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
BOSTON — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93.
Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham...