Health News

These Steps May Cut Diabetes Risk in New Moms
Between late-night feedings and diaper changes, new moms may not prioritize their own blood sugar levels. However, healthy choices and medications could prevent diabetes in those at risk for it.
Common Hormone Therapy Not Proven Safe for Menopausal Women
Women considering hormone therapy may need to speak to their doctors about the safety of their treatment options.
Hot Flash News Flash: Some Menopause Symptoms May Linger
Menopause is a natural part of aging — and so are menopause symptoms. New evidence suggests, however, that some of those symptoms may last longer than conventional wisdom would hold.
Good News After Cancer Scares for Hopeful Moms-to-Be
Getting abnormal Pap smear results can be scary — a fear that is sometimes compounded by a fear that follow-up procedures may reduce fertility. New evidence suggests, however, that many women who undergo these procedures can expect joyful surprises later in life.
Thyroid Screening for At-Risk Women May Help Pregnancy
Decorate the baby's room, buy baby clothes, plan for the baby's future. Planning for pregnancy can be hectic, but many women may want to ask their doctor about one more thing: thyroid screening.
Birth Control Tied to Slight Health Risk
Hormonal birth control methods are a routine part of many women's lives. And new evidence has tied them to a surprising condition.
Big Cut to Childbirth Surgery Rate
Giving birth is hard enough, so why add a surgery to the mix? A surgery once common during childbirth may be going extinct for routine births.
FDA Review of Possible Risks of Pain Medicine Use During Pregnancy
FDA is aware of and understands the concerns arising from recent reports questioning the safety of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines when used during pregnancy.
Hysterectomy Not Always the Only Option
Why have major surgery when a less intensive treatment option might do the trick? This complex question might be one women and their doctors need to discuss.
Hormone Therapy Still Effective Option for Menopause
Hormones yes, hormones no — the recommendations for menopausal women have swung back and forth in the last 10 years.