Health News

An In-Depth Look at Childhood Obesity
With nearly one-third of all US children ages 2 to 19 currently overweight or obese, childhood obesity has become an epidemic. Fortunately, this condition is preventable in many cases.
Moms-to-Be and Vitamin D
Women often have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat when they're expecting. Here may be one answer to those questions.
Getting a Handle on Preeclampsia
Of all pregnancy-related complications, preeclampsia is probably the most difficult to detect. But there's some hopeful news on that front.
Exercise to the Rescue for Menopause Relief
A sedentary lifestyle is bad thing for just about everyone, but it may be especially harmful to menopausal women.
A Postmenopausal Alternative to Estrogen
For postmenopausal women, estrogen may not be the only viable option for easing symptoms.
The Pill: Harmful in Early Pregnancy?
Could taking birth control pills while pregnant harm a developing baby? It's unlikely, new evidence suggests.
What's Behind Postmenopausal Depression?
How old were you when you hit menopause? If your answer was younger than 40, you may be at risk of one common condition.
Good News for Kids Born by IVF
For couples struggling to conceive, here's some potentially comforting news about the safety of infertility treatments.
A Potential New Use for Metformin
One common diabetes drug may soon have a new indication.
New Hope for Fertility After Cancer
Young women with invasive breast cancer are often faced with a difficult choice: whether or not to undergo chemotherapy despite its risk of infertility.