January 28, 2010 Pregnant women might want to keep their toothbrush and floss close at hand, according to Dr. Yiping Han, the lead researcher of a new study that finds the first direct human evidence that oral bacteria can also cause stillbirth.
January 6, 2010 The doctors who read mammograms for a living recommend most women begin getting annual mammograms starting at age 40 and have one every year. For women at particularly high risk for breast cancer, mammograms should start by age 30 but not before 2...
December 21, 2009 An NPR producer decided to find out how dense her bones are during research for a story on the marketing of Merck's drug Fosamax and the condition of osteopenia. The results raised more questions for her than they answered.
December 3, 2009 Women who breastfed for one to five months reduced their future risk for metabolic syndrome compared with mothers who didn't, a new study found. Researchers checked the health status of women for as long as 20 years.
December 1, 2009 A revision proposed by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski appears crafted in part to squelch criticism of government rationing under Democrats' plans for health overhaul.
November 20, 2009 A new guideline suggesting that less testing for cervical cancer makes more medical sense comes as a separate recommendation that women delay the start of routine mammograms until age 50 has become part of the debate over health care reform.
November 19, 2009 Resistance to guidelines against routine mammograms for women in their 40s suggests a tough road for other evidence-based recommendations in medicine.
November 18, 2009 In 1997, an expert committee argued over mammography advice for women in their 40s and concluded, in a split decision, that the evidence did not support their routine use.
November 16, 2009 A 41-year-old federal worker explains how her insurer denied coverage of her medically necessary abortion under decade-old rules enacted that resemble a current proposal for health overhaul.
October 28, 2009 Scatter small amounts of proteins throughout your day for best muscle-building and digestion.
October 14, 2009 The number of abortions performed dropped to about 42 million in 2003 from 45 million in 1995, a new report says.
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