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  • Jul
    28
    Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds. Most American women are not at a healthy weight when they first become pregnant, meaning their body ma Read Article »
    Jul
    10
    Diabetes Drug Given to Obese MomstoBe Wont Keep Babys Weight Down
    (HealthDay News) -- Taking the diabetes drug metformin during pregnancy doesn't reduce an obese woman's risk of having an overweight baby, a new study finds. Exposure to excess blood sugar in the womb may contribute to a baby having a high birth weight. So, British researchers looked at whether g Read Article »
    Jul
    10
    Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly 10000 Across US
    (HealthDay News) -- The cost of having a baby in a hospital varies by nearly $10,000 across the United States, a new study finds. The analysis of 2011 data from 463 hospitals nationwide found the average bill for a maternity stay ranged from $1,189 to $11,986. Costs at hospitals with higher r Read Article »
    Jul
    9
    Smoking Preterm Births Increase a Womans Heart Disease Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who smoke and have had a premature baby are at significantly higher risk for heart disease, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from more than 900,000 mothers and found that those who smoked and also had a preterm birth were nearly three-and-a-half times more li Read Article »
    Jul
    8
    Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
    (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic test for sperm could help determine whether a couple should resort to in vitro fertilization to conceive a child, researchers say. Men whose sperm lack critical RNA elements tend to have lower chances of naturally conceiving a child, according to study findings p Read Article »
    Jul
    8
    BreastFeeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
    (HealthDay News) -- Young women who breast-feed may have healthier-looking arteries years later, compared with those who bottle-feed their babies, a new study finds. It has long been reported that breast-feeding is the healthiest option for babies. The study, published in the August issue of Obst Read Article »
    Jul
    8
    Another Study Shows Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    (HealthDay News) -- New research provides more evidence of a possible link between antidepressant use early in pregnancy and a small increased risk of birth defects. But the study didn't prove that the medications cause birth defects, and experts aren't advising women to stop taking the drugs en Read Article »
    Jul
    6
    Regular Mammograms Might Lead to Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more small tumors and precancerous lesions in areas where more Read Article »
    Jul
    6
    Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates
    (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who are overweight or obese are often given lower doses of chemotherapy per pound of body weight, but this may reduce the odds of survival, a new study suggests. "There is a lot of uncertainty in what proper chemotherapy dosing levels should be for over Read Article »
    Jul
    6
    Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with epilepsy may have more than a higher risk of dying during delivery, a new study suggests. "Specifically, there were 80 deaths per 100,000 women with epilepsy versus six deaths per 100,000 in women without epilepsy," said lead researcher Sarah MacDonald, fro Read Article »
    Jul
    2
    Americans Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling CDC Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number of people dying from cancer is on the Read Article »
    Jul
    1
    Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
    (HealthDay News) -- Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren't overweight, a new study reports. What's more, those overweight teens who do use some form of contraception are less likely than their normal-weight peers to use it regularly, Read Article »
    Jul
    1
    Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
    (HealthDay News) -- Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart attack than did men of similar ages. "Women have lower car Read Article »
    Jun
    30
    Womens Faces Are Redder During Ovulation Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Women's faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn't detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved to become less noticeable since controlling or hiding ovulation h Read Article »
    Jun
    30
    Umbilical Cord Milking May Help Preemies Delivered by CSection
    (HealthDay News) -- Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds. Researchers suggest this technique could offer these preemies greater health benefits t Read Article »
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