April 18, 2014: So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

April 17, 2014: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

April 17, 2014: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

April 17, 2014: Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

April 15, 2014: Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

April 15, 2014: Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

April 15, 2014: Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

April 15, 2014: Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

April 14, 2014: Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

April 11, 2014: Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 10, 2014: Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

April 10, 2014: Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

April 10, 2014: Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

April 10, 2014: Health Tip: Eating Fish During Pregnancy
Avoid types that harbor lots of mercury

April 09, 2014: Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

April 08, 2014: Heat Waves Tied to Higher Rates of Early-Term Deliveries
Canadian study found odds of birth at 37-38 weeks rose during 90-degree spells

April 08, 2014: Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC
Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

April 08, 2014: Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

April 08, 2014: Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

April 07, 2014: Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds
Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

April 07, 2014: Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds
Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

April 07, 2014: Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
Preliminary results look promising, experts say

April 04, 2014: Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds
Important to test preschoolers for condition, because it hampers ability to do well on color-coded schoolwork

April 03, 2014: Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says
Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

April 02, 2014: Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D
One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

March 31, 2014: Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks
Researchers say chemical changes color of drinks spiked with GHB

March 28, 2014: Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds
Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

March 28, 2014: Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

March 28, 2014: Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

March 27, 2014: Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

March 26, 2014: More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

March 26, 2014: Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy
Don't forget folic acid

March 25, 2014: Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

March 24, 2014: New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer
Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

March 24, 2014: Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

March 24, 2014: For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters
Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

March 24, 2014: Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

March 23, 2014: College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

March 21, 2014: Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

March 21, 2014: Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

March 21, 2014: Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study
Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

March 21, 2014: Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

March 20, 2014: Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

March 20, 2014: Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

March 20, 2014: Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

March 19, 2014: Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study
Hispanic women are least likely to recognize when it is time to call 911, researchers report

March 19, 2014: Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes
Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

March 19, 2014: Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer