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Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study May 25, 2016

Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it

Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika May 25, 2016

Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study May 25, 2016

More research needed to explore potential link

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges May 23, 2016

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer May 23, 2016

Two-thirds said they would've liked more advice on preserving ability to have children, study shows

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method May 20, 2016

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought? May 20, 2016

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy May 19, 2016

Here's what medical experts recommend

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth May 19, 2016

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds May 17, 2016

And two-thirds say they experience gender bias in workplace

Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health May 16, 2016

They were one-third less likely to die over 20-year period, study suggests

When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat May 16, 2016

Study found little change at 20 hours a week or less, but full-time employment was a different story

Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark May 13, 2016

Study found only 4 of 53 online calculators accurately predicted best days for conception

Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer May 13, 2016

But study found just 30 minutes of exercise a week might lower chances of disease

Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies May 12, 2016

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study May 11, 2016

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

Study Links Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Smoking to Heavy Kids May 10, 2016

Childhood obesity seems more likely when mothers are less educated

Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study May 09, 2016

Elevated blood sugar may also 'imprint' baby for extra pounds

Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications May 09, 2016

Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants May 09, 2016

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus May 09, 2016

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle May 09, 2016

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds May 06, 2016

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study May 05, 2016

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women May 03, 2016

Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk May 03, 2016

MRI scans found infants who drank more of it had more brain tissue, study found

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 May 03, 2016

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss April 29, 2016

Black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairdos seem especially at risk, study indicates

Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico April 29, 2016

The victim was a 70-year-old man

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers April 29, 2016

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing April 29, 2016

Help keep baby safe

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S. April 28, 2016

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies April 28, 2016

Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy April 28, 2016

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report April 28, 2016

Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size April 27, 2016

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns April 26, 2016

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart April 26, 2016

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men April 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds April 25, 2016

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada April 25, 2016

Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study April 20, 2016

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

Health Tip: How You Change During Early Pregnancy April 20, 2016

Here's what to expect

After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure April 19, 2016

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study April 18, 2016

Genetic test can help doctors determine who can safely avoid treatment after surgery

Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'? April 18, 2016

Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk April 15, 2016

Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

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