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Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss? April 28, 2017

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

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

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA April 25, 2017

British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia April 25, 2017

Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off April 24, 2017

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation April 24, 2017

This information is important and people feel it's relevant to their health, researchers report

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

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

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

Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples April 18, 2017

Survey found those who'd exchanged vows were better off physically and mentally than their single peers

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

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too April 17, 2017

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study April 14, 2017

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

Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers April 14, 2017

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

It's Yoga to the Rescue for Prostate Cancer Patients April 13, 2017

Study suggests the ancient practice might ease side effects of therapy

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

Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice April 11, 2017

Men aged 55 to 69 should discuss PSA blood screen with their doctor, expert panel recommends

These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being April 10, 2017

People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC April 06, 2017

Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say

4 in 10 U.S. Adults Under 60 Carry HPV April 06, 2017

But vaccine should turn the tide against virus that can cause cancer, sexual health expert says

'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV April 05, 2017

AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies? April 04, 2017

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

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

Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia April 04, 2017

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

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

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study March 31, 2017

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

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

Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success March 30, 2017

Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

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

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

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say March 28, 2017

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

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

Review found it lowered risk of cesarean delivery, shortened labor

Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening? March 27, 2017

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

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

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health March 22, 2017

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse March 22, 2017

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales March 21, 2017

Study found link between ads airing, men being tested for low levels of hormone, getting treatments

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

No intellectual benefits seen at age 7, researchers say

U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV March 20, 2017

Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk March 20, 2017

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet March 17, 2017

Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

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