September 28, 2010 A Henry Ford Hospital ear surgeon says don't use cotton swabs to clean your ears because accidents with them can lead to deafness, paralysis and vertigo. A Michigan grandma found out the hard way.
September 28, 2010 Provisions of the federal health law boost research by the National Institutes of Health on breast cancer in young women and fund awareness campaigns for breast health. The overhaul provides $9 million a year through 2014.
September 27, 2010 Bayer can now sell a birth control pill that contains a B vitamin shown to reduce the risk of certain kinds of birth defects. Called Beyaz, this version of the pill is the latest to be touted for reasons beyond preventing pregnancy.
September 13, 2010 An investigation of cesarean-section rates at hospitals in California finds they are higher at for-profit institutions. The differences are apparent even when the focus is low-risk pregnancies, California Watch reports.
September 8, 2010 A scientific review of the evidence for treatments ranging from ginger to acupuncture finds nothing so far has been proved safe and effective in relieving the nausea that strikes most women early in their pregnancies.
September 3, 2010 People who take popular osteoporosis medicines may be at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer. But a link is not proved and the odds, in any case, are still low, according to results of a new study.
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.
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