There's been a rise in women giving birth outside hospitals.
July 30, 2010 An editorial in a leading medical journal says while studies have shown it's safe for moms to give birth at home, it's not clear the same is true for babies. It advises women with high-risk pregnancies opt to deliver in a hospital.
One little calcium pill, lots of questions.
July 30, 2010 Calcium supplements are widely prescribed, particularly among women over 50, as a way to reduce fractures and increase bone density. But a new study suggests those pills carry some potential risks for your heart.
MillerCoors took the caffeine out of their alcoholic drink, Sparks, but others still make the combo.
July 29, 2010 Eight months ago, the Food and Drug Administration asked makers of beverages containing alcohol and caffeine to prove the drinks are safe. So far, nothing's been made public.
Regular participation on an interactive website helped some patients maintain weight loss.
July 28, 2010 People who regularly checked in online, participated in weight loss chatrooms and emailed with experts kept more weight off than those who didn't.
July 28, 2010 The Gulf oil spill has caused 10 times the number of beach closures so far this year, compared to all of last year, says a new report. Swimming in polluted water can increase the risk of pinkeye, hepatitis and neurological problems.
July 28, 2010 To prevent complications during pregnancy and afterward, women in England are being advised to get their weight under control beforehand.
July 22, 2010 A leading obstetricians' group supports letting most women try a vaginal birth after a C-section.
July 20, 2010 Researchers at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna announced that a vaginal gel can reduce a woman's risk of acquiring HIV by half. The study of almost 900 South African women looked at the effectiveness of a gel containing Tenofovir.
Wearing high heels has its risks.
July 15, 2010 Wearing high heels can shorten calf muscles and stiffen Achilles tendons, a recipe for pain.
July 15, 2010 Abortion rights groups are upset that the administration is clamping down too hard on abortion funding in insurance pools created by the new health law.
July 14, 2010 Abortion opponents claim the administration is breaking a promise it made to not fund elective abortions under the new health law. Officials say that criticism is premature and wrong.
We want to lose weight, but we're just not counting calories.
July 8, 2010 Calories in need to go down, calories out need to go up, the International Food Information Council says.
July 6, 2010 Unlike cancer and heart disease, lower back pain doesn't have a specially organized interest group.
July 6, 2010 Women's health advocates say birth control prescriptions should be included in the free preventive care new health plans must offer.
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.
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