| Feb 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Eat and drink anyway -- merriment can come later. The former advice comes from a new Cochrane Review analysis; the latter is actually just reassurance that such emotion (and the energy required for it) will ultimately be possible once again.......
| Feb 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
New blood sugar measurements used to determine gestational diabetes could mean that lower levels may pose risks for mother and baby. The findings, released Friday and published in the March issue of Diabetes Care, were based on a study that......
| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
As early as last July, federal health officials warned doctors and pregnant women that the H1N1 (swine) flu virus appeared especially hazardous for pregnant women. In the fall, officials urged pregnant women to be vaccinated against H1N1, although surveys...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
New research has found that women are on average no more likely to have multiple sexual partners in a single month after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than they were before. And while women reported a slight uptick in their...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:06 PM
U.S. hospitals are making major strides at clamping down on early deliveries of babies and instead letting Mother Nature take its course in response to growing pressure from employers, government officials and patient-safety advocates.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Dr. Kenneth Edelin
Physician in 1970s
landmark abortion case
Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:38 PM
More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
| Oct 3, 2008
Deborah Anderson had heard the urban legends about the contraceptive effectiveness of Coca-Cola products for years.
So she and her colleagues decided to put the soft drink to the test. In the lab, that is.
For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke was a...
| Apr 27, 2009
Dr. Hassan Hathout, a physician, medical ethicist and leader of the Southern California Islamic community who was at the forefront of efforts to demystify American Muslims and build interfaith bonds, has died. He was 84.
Hathout died of natural causes...
| Apr 6, 2009
Two weeks ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-olds to buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B without a prescription and to consider allowing such purchases by younger girls as well. Previously, the...
| Nov 20, 2009
Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...