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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

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body March 29, 2017

Miniature model of reproductive system may advance treatment of women's diseases, researchers say

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State March 29, 2017

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

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

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It March 28, 2017

6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds March 28, 2017

Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway

Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers March 28, 2017

Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

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

Review found it lowered risk of cesarean delivery, shortened labor

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers March 27, 2017

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

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

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

Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study March 17, 2017

Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

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

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study March 15, 2017

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care? March 14, 2017

Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

Tests to Spot 'Preemie' Birth Risk Ineffective in First Pregnancies March 14, 2017

Finding suggests other screens are needed for this group of women, researcher says

Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'? March 13, 2017

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later? March 13, 2017

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens March 13, 2017

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Most Women Stop Drinking After Positive Pregnancy Test, Study Finds March 09, 2017

Researchers 'pleasantly surprised' by fact that most quickly made the healthy choice

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure March 08, 2017

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors March 07, 2017

Study of 6,200 women finds the food linked to lower risk of death after nearly a decade of follow-up

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids March 07, 2017

But study authors stress that a cause-and-effect link wasn't proven

Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used' March 06, 2017

But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk? March 06, 2017

Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC March 02, 2017

Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids? March 02, 2017

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies March 02, 2017

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and patients aren't shy about what they're tweaking, study finds

Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study March 01, 2017

No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study March 01, 2017

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls February 22, 2017

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study February 21, 2017

Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy February 21, 2017

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say February 20, 2017

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy February 17, 2017

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too February 16, 2017

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds February 16, 2017

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby February 16, 2017

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving February 15, 2017

Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Zika Lingers in Semen for Less Time Than Thought: Study February 14, 2017

But scientists say guidelines urging abstinence, condoms for 6 months after infection should still be followed

Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy? February 14, 2017

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss February 14, 2017

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

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