Health News

Smoking May Put Baby's DNA at Risk
It's a well-known fact that smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby. Now, researchers may have a clearer picture as to why that is.
How Endometriosis Might Affect the Heart
Women with endometriosis may face a raised risk of heart disease, a new study found.
Pre-Pregnancy Caffeine May Spell Trouble
Caffeine consumption in the weeks before pregnancy and during early pregnancy may be linked to miscarriage, a new study found.
Moms-to-Be, How’s Your Heart?
Ask any mother — pregnancy isn’t all glowing skin and food cravings. It also includes its fair share of uncomfortable side effects and temporary health problems. And one of those health problems could indicate a larger issue.
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.
A Potential New Use for Metformin
One common diabetes drug may soon have a new indication.