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Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy February 17, 2017

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too February 16, 2017

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds February 16, 2017

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby February 16, 2017

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving February 15, 2017

Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Zika Lingers in Semen for Less Time Than Thought: Study February 14, 2017

But scientists say guidelines urging abstinence, condoms for 6 months after infection should still be followed

Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy? February 14, 2017

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss February 14, 2017

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later February 13, 2017

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages February 09, 2017

Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result February 09, 2017

But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman's Fertility? February 08, 2017

It's possible, but researcher stresses cause-and-effect link not proven

Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey February 07, 2017

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control? February 07, 2017

Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer February 06, 2017

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

Newborn Screening Tests Approved February 06, 2017

The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism February 03, 2017

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive February 03, 2017

His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk February 03, 2017

Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility February 03, 2017

Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

Can Pregnancy Harm Your Heart? February 02, 2017

Links uncovered between preterm birth, multiple children and future cardiac problems

Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk February 02, 2017

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy February 02, 2017

Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms? February 02, 2017

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study February 01, 2017

They're also more likely to suffer depression, anxiety -- and new moms particularly vulnerable

Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too February 01, 2017

This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests

Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women February 01, 2017

Study found links between too little shuteye and less sexual satisfaction, especially around menopause

Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women January 31, 2017

Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer January 27, 2017

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications January 27, 2017

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid January 26, 2017

Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid? January 26, 2017

New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics January 25, 2017

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study January 25, 2017

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test January 24, 2017

Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids January 24, 2017

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy January 24, 2017

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression: Study January 23, 2017

It found chances increased even more if woman had suffered an earlier bout of depression

U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated January 23, 2017

Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomy

Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows January 20, 2017

Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

Abortions in Texas Dropped Dramatically After Restrictions January 19, 2017

Greater travel distances linked to 50 percent decline in some counties, study finds

U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year January 19, 2017

CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime

Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes January 19, 2017

But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer January 19, 2017

Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women January 18, 2017

Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids January 17, 2017

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report January 17, 2017

Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy January 16, 2017

Suggestions to protect yourself

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