June 18, 2010 An experimental medicine that would be the first to treat women with low sexual desire faces a tough review by the Food and Drug Administration.
June 11, 2010 Abortion opponents are gearing up for battle over new longer-acting emergency contraceptive. The drug would be marketed in the U.S. under the brand name "Ella."
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Melinda Gates discusses maternal and child health at a womens' health conference in Washington on Monday.
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June 7, 2010 Melinda Gates announced that the foundation would invest in programs promoting maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition in developing countries.
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June 2, 2010 A drug called Prolia gives women a new option for treatment of osteoporosis, but it will cost a lot more than generic drugs for the same condition.
Indoor tanning poses a potent risk of skin cancer.
May 27, 2010 People who tan indoors had a 74 percent higher risk for melanoma than people who did not frequent tanning salons.
Aminat Makebo (left) grieves the death of her granddaughter at a medical center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Kuyera, Ethiopia, Sept. 2008.
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May 24, 2010 A new study shows that there are 10 percent fewer kids dying worldwide before the age of five than previously thought. The findings contradict recent UNICEF estimates.
Taking huge amounts of vitamin D might not be the greatest idea.
May 12, 2010 A test of megadoses of vitamin D in older women unexpectedly found they were more likely to break bones and fall than women taking sugar pills.
May 11, 2010 In 2008, a little more than 12 percent of children were born before reaching full term. The data show the rate has dropped for the second year in a row.
April 29, 2010 Although Canada came out recently against abortion funding for developing countries, a government official suggests the door is open for other developed nations to follow their own course on aid for maternal and child health, including supporting ...
April 27, 2010 As a meeting of development ministers convenes in Halifax, it appears Canada may take on an international role the U.S. used to assume: abortion opponent.
April 27, 2010 Lung cancer diagnoses in women have jumped six-fold over the past three decades, while in men the incidence of the deadly disease has declined.
April 14, 2010 Key factors behind the improvement seen in many countries are a decline in birth rates, higher educational status of women, higher incomes and better care at the time of delivery.
April 9, 2010 Sleep apnea increases the chances you'll have a stroke. The hazard is independent of other known stroke triggers such as being overweight, smoking, or having high blood pressure or diabetes.
C-sections have hit an new high in the U.S.
March 23, 2010 Despite persistent concerns about overuse, C-sections now account for nearly one-third of deliveries. Rates of cesareans in recent years have increased for women, regardless of race, age or location in the U.S.
March 12, 2010 Half of African-American women are infected with genital herpes, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention says. By comparison, the prevalence in the overall population is about 17 percent.
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