Health News

This Isn't Your Mom's IUD
Back in the early days of intrauterine devices, or IUDs, complications were more common. But today, IUDs are a safer method of birth control for all women, including younger ones.
Father of Test Tube Babies Dies
The "father" of test tube babies, Sir Robert Edwards, passed away Wednesday. He and his research partner won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work with IVF.
Voluntary Type II Recall for Alysena 28
Apotex had initiated a voluntary Type II recall to the retail and pharmacy level for Alysena™ 28 (lot LF01899A), on behalf of the fabricator, Laboratorios Leon Farma SA, due to the potential for a packaged unit to contain two rows of placebo instead of one row (14 tablets instead of 7 tablets) and two rows of active contraceptive tablets (14 tablets instead of 21 tablets) in the blister pack.
When Baby-Making Just Takes Longer
Having difficulty conceiving a baby over a long period of time may indicate a condition called subfertility. Subfertility carries its own slight risks if parents eventually do have a baby.
The Consequences of Teen Abuse
The US has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates among developed nations. Understanding the risk factors for teen pregnancy might lead to effective prevention.
Pregnancy with Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the past, women with rheumatoid arthritis were discouraged from getting pregnant. But now the picture is different. With the help of their doctors, along with careful disease management, most women with rheumatoid arthritis can have a successful pregnancy.
Being Choosy with Birth Control
Women can choose from a variety of birth control methods, such as the pill, the ring and the patch. The differences between these methods may influence a woman's choice of birth control.
Sign She's Pregnant? It's in the Hormones
When a woman decides to have a baby, knowing her cycle and the hormones that follow can help.
Talk About Birth Control
Mom, what do you think about "the pill?" Whether or not kids ask their parents about birth control, parents certainly have their opinions.
A Little Chill Can Be Better for Babies
Couples unable to conceive a child naturally may turn to fertility options. Within fertility treatments, however, couples have a variety of choices to make. Do any make a difference?