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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects July 30, 2014

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism July 29, 2014

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts July 28, 2014

Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says July 15, 2014

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice July 14, 2014

Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds July 11, 2014

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant July 11, 2014

How smoking can harm a developing baby

Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection July 11, 2014

After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds July 10, 2014

Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer July 10, 2014

But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away? July 10, 2014

Study says too much time spent on social media can create friction in relationships

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study July 09, 2014

Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds July 09, 2014

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study July 08, 2014

Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

Study Targets Causes of Birth Defects July 08, 2014

New research challenges chromosomal theory tied to problems

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study July 08, 2014

Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study July 08, 2014

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size July 07, 2014

Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers July 02, 2014

But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack July 02, 2014

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study July 01, 2014

Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk June 30, 2014

Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too June 30, 2014

But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study June 30, 2014

Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control June 30, 2014

Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School June 30, 2014

40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood June 27, 2014

Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care June 26, 2014

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least June 26, 2014

It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

Many Unaware of Their HIV Status Until It's Advanced June 26, 2014

ER study also finds high proportion without health insurance

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins June 25, 2014

Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women June 25, 2014

If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

Migraines May Worsen During Menopause June 24, 2014

Women in perimenopause, menopause have more migraines than premenopausal women, study finds

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy June 24, 2014

Many fish make great sources

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need June 23, 2014

Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids June 23, 2014

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA June 20, 2014

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

Shortage of Doctors Who Treat Diabetes Looming June 20, 2014

There are already too few specialists treating hormone disorders, expert says

Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report June 20, 2014

Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows June 19, 2014

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC June 19, 2014

Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S. June 19, 2014

Fees have no reflection on quality, researchers say

Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction' June 19, 2014

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests June 18, 2014

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says June 18, 2014

Early, elective C-section rate down, too

Headaches During Sex More Common Than Thought, Expert Says June 13, 2014

Problem affects more than 1 out of 100 people, mostly men

Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study June 13, 2014

Men who use smartphones to locate new sex partners may be prone to riskier encounters, researchers say