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Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged December 02, 2016

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism December 02, 2016

Cutting back on sweets helps, while exercising before meals may not, small study finds

Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk? December 01, 2016

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools November 28, 2016

Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

Winter Shoes Can Boost Bunion Pain November 25, 2016

Foot specialists explain why closed-toe shoes make bunions ache and what women can do about it

Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice November 23, 2016

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail' November 23, 2016

About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists November 21, 2016

Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

New Fetal Views in 3-D November 21, 2016

Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study November 18, 2016

Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

FDA Explains Pros, Cons of Permanent Birth Control November 18, 2016

A drawback to one form is that it isn't effective until 3 months after placement

Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer? November 17, 2016

Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

Online Calculator May Help Couples Predict Fertility Rx Success November 17, 2016

But researchers say they plan to fine-tune the tool

Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids November 16, 2016

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study November 16, 2016

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby November 14, 2016

Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity? November 14, 2016

Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study November 11, 2016

Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough November 11, 2016

Breast cancer expert offers step-by-step advice to ensure monthly exams are effective

Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report November 11, 2016

Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher November 11, 2016

And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes November 11, 2016

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival November 10, 2016

Study link is strongest in women who have not entered menopause, researchers report

Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births November 09, 2016

Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome November 09, 2016

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

Memory Can Fade After Menopause November 09, 2016

But women still outperform men, researchers report

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms November 08, 2016

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice November 07, 2016

Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

Urine Samples May Yield Clues to Fetal Health November 04, 2016

Doctors could then suggest needed lifestyle changes, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study November 04, 2016

Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure

Be Alert for PTSD After Pregnancy Loss November 02, 2016

45 percent of women who miscarried reported struggling with the mental disorder

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus November 01, 2016

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years November 01, 2016

March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions November 01, 2016

Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study October 31, 2016

Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

Breast Reconstruction Worthwhile for Older Women: Study October 28, 2016

They had no greater risk of complications, benefited as much as younger breast cancer patients

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications October 28, 2016

Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

Health Tip: Sleeping When You're Pregnant October 28, 2016

Suggestions to help fight insomnia

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed October 27, 2016

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk? October 26, 2016

Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel October 25, 2016

Education, practical help urged by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say October 25, 2016

Immersion may help during early labor, but poses risks during delivery, ob-gyns advise

Women Reaching Equality in Dubious Habit: Drinking October 25, 2016

Females also closing the gender gap on health problems from alcohol consumption

'Laughing Gas' May Not Ease Pain During Childbirth: Study October 24, 2016

Nitrous oxide gaining interest among expectant mothers in the United States, researchers report

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study October 24, 2016

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women October 20, 2016

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC October 20, 2016

Latest recommendation covers more than the two areas in Miami-Dade where local transmission is occurring

New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects October 19, 2016

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika October 18, 2016

Some goals: prepare states for future outbreaks, and track virus' effects on the unborn

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