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Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots August 18, 2017

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought August 18, 2017

Men should still follow CDC guidelines and use condoms for at least 6 months, health experts say

Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women? August 17, 2017

Study found link between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed

'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers August 17, 2017

But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warn

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression August 14, 2017

More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC August 10, 2017

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women August 09, 2017

Explanations for the disparity aren't clear

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S. August 09, 2017

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement? August 09, 2017

Those who begin their periods younger may leave school sooner, research suggests

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders August 08, 2017

Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs August 04, 2017

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables? August 04, 2017

Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say

Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs? August 03, 2017

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo August 02, 2017

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes August 01, 2017

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy August 01, 2017

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study August 01, 2017

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women August 01, 2017

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders July 27, 2017

'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher says

Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes July 21, 2017

Federal report on decade of statistics shows over half of deaths were caused by intimate partners

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk July 21, 2017

Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care July 20, 2017

Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism July 20, 2017

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk July 20, 2017

These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study July 19, 2017

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone? July 19, 2017

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes July 19, 2017

When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggests

Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel July 18, 2017

Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts say

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk July 18, 2017

Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only 'trivial' effect, which may be due to chance

Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot July 18, 2017

But study finds the dynamic doesn't work the other way around

Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies July 17, 2017

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests July 14, 2017

Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

After Couples Fight, Making Up Differs for Him and Her July 14, 2017

Females prefer sincere apologies while males opt for sex

Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika July 13, 2017

A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

Health Tip: Getting Toddlers to Try New Foods July 13, 2017

If at first you don't succeed, try again

Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of MS, Study Says July 12, 2017

Benefits reported for women who nursed 15 months or more

Does Stress Worsen Chemical Harms in Pregnancy? July 12, 2017

Researchers find greater odds for low birth weight babies

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study July 12, 2017

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study July 11, 2017

More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions July 11, 2017

Preeclampsia rates have risen steadily since the 1980s

Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen? July 11, 2017

Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success July 10, 2017

Biggest effects seen for younger women with older men

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later July 10, 2017

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility July 07, 2017

South Korean study found a quieter room was tied to better odds for fatherhood

Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids? July 06, 2017

As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found

No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog July 05, 2017

Changes in hormones don't seem to affect the female brain, small study finds

Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths July 03, 2017

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women's Periods July 03, 2017

Odds of abnormal menstrual bleeding jump 6 times after serious head injury, study says

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections July 03, 2017

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

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