How the pelvis, and not bipedalism, gave humans their narrow hips

The anatomy of our pelvis is a result of an evolutionary trade-off, but perhaps it's not the one we thought

Meet Virginia Apgar, the unlikely anesthesiologist who saved newborn babies

Apgar's simple, standardized score helped decrease the startlingly high infant mortality rate

Birth and cell death may go hand in hand

Altering the timing of birth changes patterns of cell death in mouse brains

The placental microbiome may not exist, but the scientific method is real

Researchers from Cambridge have found that run-of-the-mill sample contamination likely led to the discovery of a placental microbiome

70 years ago, physicians used a heart defect to fix blue babies

The Blalock-Taussig shunt solves one congenital heart disease by recreating a second one

When do you meet your first microbes?

Bacteria could get into the uterus through the vagina, through the GI tract, or even invasive medical procedures.