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Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works July 27, 2016

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage July 27, 2016

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy July 27, 2016

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives July 27, 2016

Those with this pattern were more likely to live past 90, study suggests

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth July 26, 2016

Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts July 25, 2016

Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests July 25, 2016

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study July 25, 2016

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas July 22, 2016

41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal July 22, 2016

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed July 21, 2016

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It July 19, 2016

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause July 19, 2016

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer July 19, 2016

New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said

Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses July 18, 2016

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV July 18, 2016

African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes July 18, 2016

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men? July 15, 2016

Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study July 12, 2016

Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds? July 12, 2016

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier? July 11, 2016

Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S. July 07, 2016

Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported July 07, 2016

About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

Repaired ACL More Likely to Tear Again in Young Women July 07, 2016

Research suggests smaller grafts may be shorter lived

Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says July 06, 2016

Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine July 06, 2016

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study July 05, 2016

Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

How Pregnancy Can Trip You Up July 01, 2016

Even in first trimester, center of mass shifts forward, research shows

Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work July 01, 2016

In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too June 30, 2016

Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads June 30, 2016

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam June 29, 2016

Independent panel of U.S. experts finds 'insufficient' evidence of worth

Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests June 29, 2016

Going to services at least once a week seemed to reduce the odds fivefold

Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests June 28, 2016

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible' June 28, 2016

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later? June 27, 2016

Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women June 23, 2016

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows June 22, 2016

Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study June 22, 2016

They need to be treated as aggressively as men when their hearts stop, experts say

Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI June 22, 2016

The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study June 22, 2016

French team say search of health records finds gender gap

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health June 21, 2016

At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defects June 21, 2016

But study, while reassuring, is based on limited data

Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy June 21, 2016

Check with your doctor first

Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC June 17, 2016

Possibly hundreds of babies could be born with brain birth defect related to virus in coming year

Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA June 17, 2016

Agency says fortification can reduce risk of certain birth defects in Hispanic-American populations

Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study June 16, 2016

Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden June 16, 2016

Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika June 16, 2016

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk June 15, 2016

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

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