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Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee April 28, 2017

A 10-minute climb can increase fitness and motivation, researcher says

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC April 27, 2017

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk? April 27, 2017

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study April 26, 2017

Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD April 26, 2017

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia April 25, 2017

Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol April 21, 2017

Drinking down 11 percent in states where liquor retailers must post signs, study finds

You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features April 21, 2017

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women April 21, 2017

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats April 21, 2017

Fish low in mercury are safest

High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients? April 18, 2017

Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey April 17, 2017

Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings April 17, 2017

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study April 14, 2017

Exposure to lead residue from firing guns can bring health harms, researchers say

More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer April 14, 2017

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease

Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers April 14, 2017

New law lets states decide what's best for them, administration says

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks April 13, 2017

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies April 12, 2017

Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby April 11, 2017

Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get mothers off to a good start

Taller, Bigger Women May Face Irregular Heartbeat Risk April 10, 2017

Chances of atrial fibrillation rise along with body size, but remain low overall, study says

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track April 10, 2017

Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds

Can Smog Raise Breast Cancer Risk? April 07, 2017

Exposure to fine-particle air pollution linked to dense breast tissue, a risk factor for tumors, study finds

Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study April 06, 2017

Researchers say this may explain why more males seek treatment for the skin disease

Birth Defects Strike 1 in 10 U.S. Pregnancies Affected by Zika April 04, 2017

CDC report also says too few babies are tested for the virus

Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus April 04, 2017

Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven April 03, 2017

While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy April 03, 2017

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough April 03, 2017

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts? March 31, 2017

Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers March 31, 2017

Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

Tanning's Allure Tied to Other Addictions March 31, 2017

Some people with need for bronzed skin likely to drink too much alcohol or have depression, study finds

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time March 31, 2017

Top athletes begin losing speed around age 35, compared to 50 for average runners, study shows

Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016 March 29, 2017

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry March 29, 2017

Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body March 29, 2017

Miniature model of reproductive system may advance treatment of women's diseases, researchers say

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State March 29, 2017

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause March 29, 2017

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It March 28, 2017

6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds March 28, 2017

Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway

Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers March 28, 2017

Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

Study: Plenty of IV Fluids May Make Childbirth Safer, Easier March 28, 2017

Review found it lowered risk of cesarean delivery, shortened labor

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers March 27, 2017

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications March 23, 2017

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids March 21, 2017

No intellectual benefits seen at age 7, researchers say

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