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Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say October 25, 2016

Immersion may help during early labor, but poses risks during delivery, ob-gyns advise

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study October 24, 2016

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC October 20, 2016

But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects October 19, 2016

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility October 19, 2016

Study found too little or too much shuteye linked to reduced chance of pregnancy

Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Hot Flashes October 19, 2016

Mutations found in women of all races, ethnicities

CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika October 18, 2016

Some goals: prepare states for future outbreaks, and track virus' effects on the unborn

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later October 17, 2016

Strong marriages in their 80s linked to earlier positive family experiences

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments October 17, 2016

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies October 14, 2016

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling October 14, 2016

What you can do

Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV October 13, 2016

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Mixed News on Drug Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay Americans October 13, 2016

This group is more likely to use illicit substances, but also more apt to seek out help, report finds

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says October 13, 2016

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study October 12, 2016

Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child October 12, 2016

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real October 12, 2016

Study found memory skills tend to drop as estrogen levels dip, at ages 45 to 55

DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say October 11, 2016

Analysis of available evidence on the insecticide finds no cause for concern

Doctors May Not Be Telling High-Risk Patients About HIV Prevention Drug October 10, 2016

Less than half of gay and bisexual men are aware of once-a-day pill PrEP, study shows

Study Questions the No-Sex-Before-Big-Game Advice October 07, 2016

Researchers find no proof that it hurts athletic performance, and it may even help

Males Conceived Via Fertility Treatment May Have Weakened Sperm: Study October 07, 2016

Procedure that injects sperm into egg was linked with lower quantity and quality of offspring's sperm

Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD October 06, 2016

Smoking and C-sections appear to boost the odds for the psychiatric disorder, study suggests

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts October 06, 2016

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant October 05, 2016

Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife October 05, 2016

Doctors discuss how you and your partner can achieve greater satisfaction

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review October 04, 2016

Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women October 04, 2016

But both have side effects that may affect your choice, researchers say

Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs October 03, 2016

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain October 03, 2016

Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack September 30, 2016

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika September 30, 2016

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine September 30, 2016

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study September 29, 2016

Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk September 28, 2016

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

Hot Flashes, Mood Woes? September 28, 2016

Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed

A Happy Spouse May Keep You Healthy September 28, 2016

Your husband or wife can encourage good lifestyle habits, researchers say

U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC September 28, 2016

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks? September 26, 2016

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing? September 26, 2016

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus September 23, 2016

Small, preliminary study suggests oxytocin might ease 'ringing in the ears'

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC September 21, 2016

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility? September 21, 2016

Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

Shedding Light on Low Male Libido September 20, 2016

In small study, half-hour of bright light each morning boosted testosterone levels, sexual satisfaction

Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier September 20, 2016

Study found this was especially true for women and the socially inhibited