August 31, 2010 The latest snapshot of how women give birth in the United States is sobering. Almost a third of women giving birth for the first time have C-sections. In the late '90s, about 1 in 5 of all deliveries were by cesarean.
Guys who make less than the women they love are more likely to stray.
August 16, 2010 If a guy earns less than his wife or live-in girlfriend, he's more likely to cat around. On the other hand, women who made less than their mates are more prone to fidelity.
Elizabeth Carr, the first "test-tube" baby born in the United States, celebrates her first birthday with parents, Judy and Roger Carr, Dec. 30, 1982, in Norfolk, Va.
August 6, 2010 The first American baby to be born with the help of in vitro fertilization is now a woman and a mother. Almost three decades later, she gave birth to baby boy, conceived the old-fashioned way.
More weight for mom, means more weight for baby.
August 5, 2010 As mom's weight rises during pregnancy, so do the odds that baby will be fatter at birth and later in life, too. A new analysis underscores guidelines that women minimize the weight they gain while pregnant.
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.
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