Health News

Optional Early Baby Delivery Rates Drop
The rate of elective births before 39 weeks has dropped 3 percent since last year among U.S. hospitals, though rates vary dramatically, from under 5 percent to as high as 40 percent.
Blame a Sex Hormone for Feeling Uncooperative
While testosterone is best known as the male sex hormone, its presence is necessary in all of us to maintain our overall health and well being, yet those with increased levels of the hormone may have a hard time getting along with others.
Mom’s Fever from Epidural Increases Risk
Are you a pregnant mom who’s planning to use an epidural to relieve the pain? A new study says that taking the painkiller can put your baby’s health at risk.
Birth Control Pills Recalled
Pfizer, Inc. recalled 14 lots of Lo/ Ovral-28 and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol birth control pills because they were incorrectly made and may not prevent pregnancy.
Fewer Hot Flashes, Naturally
A dietary supplement with a certain soy germ ingredient reduced the frequency of hot flashes in women experiencing menopause.
Linking Your Genes to Menopause Onset
Many women reach menopause suddenly, or so it seems to them. What if doctors could predict at exactly which age you’ll hit menopause, allowing you to prepare yourself for major hormonal changes?
More Safety Points for HPV Vaccine
The vaccine recommended for boys and girls to prevent HPV, an infection that can cause cervical and other cancers, has been shown not to cause diabetes, lupus or similar diseases in young women.
Small Plates May Not Equal Diet Success
Experts have long suggested dieters might receive an added boost in cutting calories simply by eating meals on smaller plates. New research suggests that theory may be a myth.
The Pill Cuts Down on Menstrual Pain
A lot of women cope with severe menstrual cramps every month. If you battle painful periods, a recent study says the most effective treatment is the pill.
Teens Having Sex Are Clueless
Is your teenage daughter smart about protected sex? Maybe not: A government study reports that teen girls aren’t doing much to prevent pregnancy.