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  • Aug
    27
    Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000 children finds no rise in the risk of autism in children Read Article »
    Aug
    22
    Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
    (HealthDay News) -- Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision Read Article »
    Aug
    21
    Racial Disparities in BreastFeeding May Start With Hospitals Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds. Key prac Read Article »
    Aug
    21
    Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
    (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure. "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly eaten seafood in the United States Read Article »
    Aug
    20
    White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment Report
    (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds. Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in polls in 2002 and 2006-2010, conducte Read Article »
    Aug
    20
    Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Dont Get Breast Reconstruction Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it. "The most common reasons women didn't undergo reconstruction was that they felt it wasn't important, they weren't interested in more surgery o Read Article »
    Aug
    20
    Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows. Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to women who were more sedentary, resea Read Article »
    Aug
    20
    Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among teenagers as a result of the decline, according to researchers Read Article »
    Aug
    19
    For Kids Risks of Parental Smoking Persist LongTerm Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years. The study, which followed nearly 4,000 children in Sweden for 16 years, undersco Read Article »
    Aug
    19
    All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot ObGyn Group
    (HealthDay News) -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have upheld the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during Read Article »
    Aug
    18
    Study Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
    (HealthDay News) -- Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds. Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and u Read Article »
    Aug
    15
    Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report. They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were 25 percent less likely to dev Read Article »
    Aug
    14
    Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests. The researchers followed 440 breast cancer survivors -- most of them past menopau Read Article »
    Aug
    13
    Many Expectant Moms Dont Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies
    (HealthDay News) -- Only half of eligible women in low- and middle-income countries at risk for preterm birth receive an inexpensive drug that seems to help prevent complications and deaths in premature infants, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed the use of prenatal corticosteroid injections Read Article »
    Aug
    12
    Preemies Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
    (HealthDay News) -- A new Australian study offers some potentially reassuring news to parents of preemies who are worried about their child's intellectual development: By adolescence, many of these infants appear to catch up to classmates who weren't born early. But some U.S. experts said the fin Read Article »
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