Eggs may be more vulnerable to freezing than embryos, but that's just one factor that affects the odds of having a baby with frozen eggs.
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August 28, 2015 Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.
August 28, 2015 While the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says most women should get screening mammograms every two years, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds women think they should go every year.
A daily pill called Addyi is the first medicine to be approved for the purpose of boosting women's sexual desire.
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August 18, 2015 The daily pill, called Addyi, modestly increased women's interest in sex in clinical tests. The approval was praised by some women's advocates as a milestone and condemned by others as irresponsible.
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Microbial diversity could be a factor in premature births.
August 17, 2015 A small study found that women with diverse microorganisms in their birth canals were more likely to give birth before their babies reached full term than women with less microbial variety.
August 11, 2015 She knew that breast is best. So when she couldn't breast-feed her children, she felt she had failed as a mother and a doctor. Until a wise pediatrician gave her permission to stop.
Rates of unintended pregnancy among young women in the military are about 50 percent higher than among young women in the general population, research suggests.
August 11, 2015 Fifteen percent of active duty service members are women, and 97 percent of those women are of childbearing age. So why is it still tough for many to get refills of contraceptives when deployed?
It may be August, but in the office it feels like January. And there's a mysterious man to blame.
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August 4, 2015 Air conditioning standards are based on the needs of a 155-pound man. Researchers say it's time to admit that women don't need to be chilled as much and crank up the thermostat.
Women with mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's, tend to decline faster than men.
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July 21, 2015 Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.
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The chlamydia bacteria can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and fertility problems, but women often don't know they're infected.
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July 21, 2015 Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Now that Pap tests for cervical cancer are needed less often, young women may not be getting the recommended annual test for chlamydia.
July 20, 2015 Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.
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If you know what a bladder infection feels like, should you have to go to the doctor every time?
July 15, 2015 It can be pretty miserable waiting to get the urine test when you're sure you've got a bladder infection and just need the antibiotics already. Some doctors think it's time for to let women prescribe.
Amanda Dykeman, 33, of Coal Valley, Ill., had Essure devices removed after having multiple health problems.
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July 14, 2015 Thousands of women say they've been harmed by the permanent contraceptive. But it's unclear whether the problems were caused by the device. The Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look.
July 13, 2015 The British medical system says healthy women with normal pregnancies should give birth at home or in a midwife-led facility. But 99 percent of babies in the U.S. are born in hospitals.
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Solid information on the risks of medications during pregnancy is often hard to come by.
July 9, 2015 Some antidepressants may be riskier than others when used during pregnancy. A study found the most widely used antidepressant, sertraline, wasn't associated with birth defects.
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Birth control used to be a big part of young women's out-of-pocket health costs.
July 8, 2015 The average user of birth control pills saved $255 in the first year after an Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers cover contraceptives without copays went into effect, a study finds.
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