Author: Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN

Study: Suicide rates in girls are rising

Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study.

Report: 3 in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in US preventable

Pregnancy-related deaths can happen up to a year after birth and are preventable in the majority of cases, according to a new report. These deaths include those caused by a pregnancy complication, events triggered by pregnancy or the worsening of an underlying condition due to the effects of pregnancy on the body.

There's new advice to prevent food allergies in children

Giving a baby a new food to try is fun, and it should be. The only concerns parents should have: finding their phones fast enough to document the funny faces and cleaning up the mess that might follow. Yet in recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated quickly on what foods to introduce when and how to best prevent allergies -- leaving parents to keep track of it all.

What you need to know about measles

Measles, the highly contagious and previously eliminated viral illness, has been spreading in communities across the United States in recent weeks, with Washington declaring a state of emergency last week and New York reporting in 2018 its second largest outbreak over the past two decades.

Handguns are more popular in US homes, study says

Fewer Americans are likely to own a gun now than 40 years ago, but those who do are more likely to own handguns over rifles or shotguns. As the proportion of those with handguns has increased, so has the number of children under the age of 5 who are dying from firearm injuries, according to a new study.