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Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study December 18, 2014

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests December 17, 2014

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC December 16, 2014

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos December 16, 2014

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say December 16, 2014

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors December 15, 2014

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study December 15, 2014

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says December 12, 2014

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients December 12, 2014

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows December 11, 2014

But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations December 10, 2014

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study December 10, 2014

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility December 09, 2014

Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds December 09, 2014

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Scientists May Have Spotted Genetic Cause of 'Gigantism' December 03, 2014

Defect in growth hormone output can trigger an 'overgrowth' that leads to abnormal size

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood December 03, 2014

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe? December 03, 2014

Scientists say they found signs of the disease in Croatian skeleton that lived centuries earlier

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival December 03, 2014

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study December 02, 2014

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons December 02, 2014

Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks

Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious? December 01, 2014

Study from Africa suggests virus is evolving

Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest December 01, 2014

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

Testosterone May Not Deliver Victory for Athletes, Study Found December 01, 2014

Cross-country runners showed a spike in the 'male hormone' during race, regardless of finishing time

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study November 26, 2014

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says November 25, 2014

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens November 25, 2014

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds November 20, 2014

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults November 20, 2014

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports November 19, 2014

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study November 19, 2014

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says November 18, 2014

Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps November 18, 2014

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs November 17, 2014

Couples share millions of microbes every second they smooch, researchers report

Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests November 17, 2014

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children November 17, 2014

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development November 14, 2014

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births November 13, 2014

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women November 12, 2014

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study November 11, 2014

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth November 06, 2014

Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

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