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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

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School January 16, 2017

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender? January 12, 2017

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report January 12, 2017

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy January 12, 2017

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth January 12, 2017

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease January 10, 2017

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects January 10, 2017

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids? January 09, 2017

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy January 04, 2017

Changing hormones, anxiety and heartburn can lead to insomnia

Genes May Play Role in More Severe Form of PMS January 03, 2017

Study adds to evidence of a biological cause of condition, researchers say

Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study December 30, 2016

Researchers say it could shrink donor pool, lead to higher fees

Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence December 30, 2016

But for women in study, these factors only helped with one type of incontinence

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk December 29, 2016

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome' December 29, 2016

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years December 28, 2016

Study suggests diet, stress and family history may play a role

Health Tip: Before Baby Arrives December 26, 2016

Here's how you should prepare

Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble December 23, 2016

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear December 23, 2016

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems December 22, 2016

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids December 22, 2016

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds December 22, 2016

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say December 21, 2016

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk December 21, 2016

Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study December 20, 2016

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain December 19, 2016

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement December 19, 2016

While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds December 19, 2016

Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies December 19, 2016

But pediatricians' group warns against informal 'milk-sharing' or buying it online

Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families December 16, 2016

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study December 15, 2016

Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study December 14, 2016

Finding conflicts with previous research that found abortion caused mental health problems

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought December 14, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Health Tip: Avoid Useless Calories During Pregnancy December 14, 2016

Sugar-laden foods are a no-no

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath? December 13, 2016

New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain December 13, 2016

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies December 12, 2016

Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood December 12, 2016

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study December 12, 2016

Weak social ties linked to higher risk of recurrence, early death, researchers report

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