| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Even women with mild gestational diabetes should receive treatment to improve the health of both mother and baby, according to a federally funded study that should help resolve a longstanding controversy in obstetrics. Rates of gestational diabetes have...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, and doctors can use several methods to remove the uterus, including traditional, open surgery; laparoscopic hysterectomy; and vaginal hysterectomy. The American College of...
| Oct 27, 2009
| 4:32 PM
When physicians treat their patients, they can write prescriptions, recommend surgery, order physical therapy â or call upon the services of a professional chaplain. According to a survey reported today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 89% of...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 4, 2010
It was supposed to make every child a wanted child, give women control over their bodies and grant couples worry-free sex.
Such were the aspirations of health professionals worldwide when the medication now known simply as "the pill" arrived on the...
| Oct 23, 2009
As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot. Past influenza pandemics have proved that...