Health News

Zika and Birth Defects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported some preliminary numbers detailing the effects of Zika virus on birth defects in the United States.
New Warning for Permanent Birth Control Device
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved labeling changes for Essure, a permanent birth control device.
Intrarosa Gets FDA Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat women experiencing pain during intercourse. 
Tdap During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Despite some past concerns, a new study found that getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy was not tied to an increased risk for microcephaly or structural birth defects.
Depression and Gestational Diabetes
Depression and gestational diabetes may be linked, according to the National Institutes of Health.
How Soy Might Help Women with PCOS
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — a common hormone disorder — may be able to lower health risks with soy isoflavones, a new study found.
Headed for Menopause? Watch Your Health
Biological changes can have a significant impact on physical health not only after menopause, but also in the years leading up to it, a new study found.
The Benefits of Exercise While Pregnant
For obese women, exercise during pregnancy could mean a lower risk of gestational diabetes, a new study found.
Labor Induction and Autism Risk
There has been speculation as to whether induction of labor might play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorders, but a new study may ease that fear.
What PCOS Might Mean for Your Hormones
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be linked to adrenal disorders, according to a new study.