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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests December 17, 2014

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth' December 17, 2014

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC December 16, 2014

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos December 16, 2014

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder December 16, 2014

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study December 15, 2014

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says December 12, 2014

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients December 12, 2014

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says December 12, 2014

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows December 11, 2014

But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study December 11, 2014

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study December 10, 2014

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests December 10, 2014

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers December 10, 2014

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility December 09, 2014

Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night December 09, 2014

Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds December 09, 2014

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile? December 08, 2014

Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows December 05, 2014

Researchers say certain situations favor females: similar past experience, bargaining for others

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity December 05, 2014

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study December 04, 2014

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival December 03, 2014

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study December 02, 2014

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons December 02, 2014

Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study November 26, 2014

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable November 25, 2014

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men November 21, 2014

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds November 20, 2014

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults November 20, 2014

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart November 20, 2014

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy November 19, 2014

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports November 19, 2014

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study November 19, 2014

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study November 17, 2014

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests November 17, 2014

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children November 17, 2014

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts November 17, 2014

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? November 17, 2014

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development November 14, 2014

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births November 13, 2014

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

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