Health News

Earlier Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Breast Cancer
Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as menopause begins have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who begin the therapy later, according to a new study.
Friendly Flashes
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have discovered hot flashes may help protect women against breast-cancer risk by up to 50 percent.
Inaccurate Readings
Australian researchers have found that blood glucose meters used by pregnant women with diabetes can give inaccurate readings.
What Do Antioxidants Have to Do with Fertility?
Antioxidants, substances or nutrients that can prevent or slow oxidative damage in your body, have been shown to increase fertility in men.
The Toxic Bodies of Pregnant Women
According to research from the University of California at San Francisco, practically all pregnant women in the U.S. have numerous foriegn chemicals in their bodies.
Heavyweight First Nation Babies
In a recent study, Canadian researchers sought to determine if the prevalence of high birth weights in First Nation babies poses a risk for perinatal and postneonatal death.
Dangerous Plastics for Women
A new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and levels of the industrial compound Bisphenol A (BPA).
The Clooney Factor
The University of Colorado at Boulder has pinpointed specific facial features that make men irresistible to fertile women, which would explain why George Clooney is so wildly successful.
Complications of Chlamydia
A new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh establishes a link between chlamydia and ectopic pregnancy.
Childbirth Anesthesia Deaths on the Decline
Deaths from general anesthesia during childbirth have decreased in the past two decades, a decline scientists attribute to better monitoring and breathing devices.