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Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health WoesFebruary 09, 2016

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

Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: StudyFebruary 09, 2016

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

Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked MicrocephalyFebruary 09, 2016

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika VirusFebruary 08, 2016

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During PregnancyFebruary 08, 2016

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: ResearchFebruary 05, 2016

Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: StudyFebruary 05, 2016

Doctors, patients should know of increased risk, expert says

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex PartnersFebruary 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, BabyFebruary 04, 2016

No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight GainFebruary 04, 2016

Finding points to why sleep problems may be linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, researcher says

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study ContendsFebruary 04, 2016

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

Steroids Might Help More Than Just Very Premature Babies: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers found they reduced risk for respiratory problems in infants born at 34 to 36 weeks

Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight BabiesFebruary 03, 2016

But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood SupplyFebruary 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

Babies Born Late May Be at Risk for Complications: StudyFebruary 02, 2016

Researchers say finding confirms value of inducing labor after due date has passed

Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDCFebruary 02, 2016

Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm BabyFebruary 01, 2016

Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?February 01, 2016

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm BirthFebruary 01, 2016

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant

Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study ContendsJanuary 29, 2016

Findings suggest closer scrutiny needed during the 2 hours following birth

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in KidsJanuary 29, 2016

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: StudyJanuary 29, 2016

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes RiskJanuary 29, 2016

Insomnia can disrupt hormones, and may play a role in developing the blood sugar condition, expert says

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun RatesJanuary 28, 2016

Reducing firearms might cut killings by family members, researchers suggest

Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

Soy May Counter Effects of BPA in Women Undergoing Fertility TreatmentsJanuary 27, 2016

Soy-rich diet combats harmful chemical in those undergoing in-vitro fertilization, researchers report

Melanoma Strikes Earlier If Indoor Tanning Begins in Teens: StudyJanuary 27, 2016

Findings support ban on tanning beds, researcher says

CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant WomenJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: StudyJanuary 26, 2016

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: PanelJanuary 26, 2016

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

Health Tip: Make a Delivery ChecklistJanuary 26, 2016

Be ready when baby arrives

Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-FeedingJanuary 25, 2016

Physicians can be resource for new moms, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts StressJanuary 25, 2016

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDCJanuary 25, 2016

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHOJanuary 25, 2016

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn DeathJanuary 22, 2016

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

Migraines May Worsen as Menopause ApproachesJanuary 22, 2016

Researchers say hormonal changes and painkiller overuse may be to blame

U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel PrecautionsJanuary 22, 2016

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'?January 21, 2016

Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts PredictJanuary 21, 2016

They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female InfertilityJanuary 20, 2016

Screening could spare these women unnecessary treatment, researchers say

During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: StudyJanuary 20, 2016

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: StudyJanuary 20, 2016

Researchers say placebo effect likely played a role in results

Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From SportsJanuary 20, 2016

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities