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The dawning of the age of genomic medicine, finally

When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research...

Texas abortion provider closes two clinics, citing new law

Two more Texas abortion providers said they will shut down this week, saying their doctors were unable to get admitting privileges...

Nine-month-old baby may have been cured of HIV, U.S. scientists say

A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments...

Lawsuit challenges Arizona's limits on use of abortion drug

Two women's healthcare providers have filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona to block new regulations that would limit the use...

Arizona advances bill for surprise inspections of abortion clinics

Arizona lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed measure on Tuesday that would allow unannounced inspections of licensed abortion...

CORRECTED-Children of older fathers may be at higher risk for mental illness

Women who want to become mothers have long been told to heed the ticking of their biological clocks. Now a large Scandinavian...

Are noise machines hazardous to infants' hearing?

If a so-called white noise machine is kept at full volume in a room with a sleeping baby, it may be potentially hazardous...

China detains more than 1,000 in baby trafficking crackdown

Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking...

CORRECTED-Oklahoma House passes new abortion restrictions bill

The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to apply new restrictions on abortions that...

U.S. expands healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government's so-called WIC...

Britain sets out plans for first 'three-parent' IVF babies

Britain published draft regulations on Thursday that would make it the first country in the world to offer "three-parent"...

U.S. FDA weighs evidence on producing 'three-parent' embryos

U.S. medical advisors are weighing whether there is scientific justification for allowing human studies of a controversial...

Prenatal acetaminophen exposure linked to ADHD risk

Children born to women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may be at increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity...

Receipts may be source of endocrine disruptor: study

Handling receipts may increase the body's level of a chemical that has been linked to reproductive and neurological problems,...

Pregnancy not the best time to lose weight: study

Overweight and obese women who gain too few pounds, or even lose weight, during pregnancy may be putting their unborn child...

Nepal must toughen fight on women's "fallen womb" crisis -Amnesty

When pregnant Nepali teenager Reena Pokharel began labor in her remote village, her family consulted a soothsayer, pressed...

Florida woman tricked into abortion seeks fetal protection laws

Remee Jo Lee was excited in the winter of 2013 over her pregnancy with a baby she already named Memphis, even though her...

Mothers' voices can help train preemies to feed

A pacifier-activated recording of mother singing may improve a premature baby's feeding, which in turn could lead to its...

Texas suspends first doctor under new abortion law

Texas has suspended a Houston doctor's license for performing abortions without getting privileges to admit patients to a...

Number of test-tube babies born in U.S. hits record percentage

More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of...

Educating young men could expand 'morning after pill' use

Young men know even less about emergency contraception than young women do, which may be limiting access to an effective...

Mississippi lawmakers move forward on 20-week abortion ban

Mississippi lawmakers took steps to become the latest U.S. state to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy by passing...

Talking to premature babies tied to later development

Babies born prematurely may benefit from people talking to them while they are still in the hospital's intensive care unit,...

Spanish parliament to press on with restrictive abortion bill

Spain's Socialists failed on Tuesday to block an unpopular draft law restricting women's access to abortions, which has sparked...

Brain-dead Canadian woman dies after baby boy born

A 32-year-old Canadian woman who had been declared brain dead in December and kept on life support for six weeks died on...

Pregnant teens under age 15 face unique risks: study

Girls who became pregnant before age 15 were more likely to report having sex with much older partners and initially forgoing...

North Carolina attorney general to appeal abortion ultrasound ruling

North Carolina's Democratic attorney general said on Friday he would appeal a federal court ruling that struck down a Republican-backed...

FDA issues new rule to ensure safety of infant formula

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new rule to better regulate and set safety standards in the manufacture...

US group issues stroke prevention guidelines just for women

While stroke is common in both men and women, guidelines released on Thursday for the first time address factors such as...

Epidurals may make labor longer than originally thought: study

While a shot to relieve labor pains is known to increase the time it takes for women to deliver babies, a new study says...

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