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Syria polio cases spread to Damascus and Aleppo: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that additional polio cases had been confirmed in two new areas of Syria, including...

Britons start sex young and experiment into old age

Britons are having sex from their teens until well into their 70s and experimenting with experiences and techniques once...

FDA reviewing if weight affects "morning after" pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was looking into whether morning-after emergency contraceptive pills fail to...

Russia bans abortion advertisements

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning advertisements for abortion, the Kremlin said on Monday, a step...

More Syria polio cases to be confirmed this week: WHO

The World Health Organization is likely to announce more cases of polio in war-ravaged Syria this week, a spokeswoman said...

Pakistan militants kidnap 11 in polio vaccination effort

Militants kidnapped 11 Pakistani teachers involved in a polio vaccination campaign for school children on Saturday, officials...

Texas Planned Parenthood clinic resumes abortions

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Austin, Texas, resumed abortion services on Friday under strict new state rules, the organization...

Too much Tylenol in pregnancy could affect development

Expectant mothers often take Tylenol, with the active ingredient acetaminophen, to deal with back pain, headaches or mild...

Acne drug users need to know birth control options: study

Women using a popular acne drug that causes birth defects need better information about how to keep from getting pregnant,...

Oral contraceptive benefits outweigh risks: EU agency

The benefits of combined hormonal contraceptive pills such as Bayer's Meliane or Yasmin in preventing unwanted pregnancies...

Canada's Angelcare recalls baby monitors after deaths

Angelcare Monitors Inc of Quebec is recalling 600,000 baby monitors after a sensor pad cord strangled two infants, the U.S....

Exercise may help pregnant women quit smoking

For pregnant women who want to quit smoking, a brisk walk can temporarily stave off tobacco cravings, says a Canadian study....

Bangladesh makes health progress despite poverty

Bangladesh has had 40 years of exceptional progress in health, with infant mortality down, life expectancy up and good disease...

Uganda women dying from unsafe abortion

Uganda has one of the world's highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to seek backstreet abortions...

Temp jobs linked to childlessness for women

The likelihood of a woman remaining childless at age 35 increases with each year spent in a temporary position, a new Australian...

U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law

A split U.S. Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to block implementation of a new abortion law in Texas that already has prompted...

Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, defeat measure to limit abortions

Voters in Albuquerque defeated a proposal on Tuesday that would have outlawed most late-term abortions in New Mexico's largest...

Some babies born very small do just fine as adults

Although babies who are born weighing less than 3.3 pounds face challenges early on, by adulthood many report doing well,...

UPDATE 1-Albuquerque, N.M., voters to decide on abortion limits

Voters in Albuquerque on Tuesday will decide on an initiative to outlaw most late-term abortions in New Mexico's largest...

Merck brings maternity program from poor nations to US

Merck & Co on Tuesday said it is expanding its "Merck for Mothers" program, which aims to reduce pregnancy-related deaths...

Chemicals in plastics and cosmetics tied to early births

Chemicals called phthalates, found in plastics and cosmetics, may be linked to a raised risk of babies being born early,...

Bedroom computers, TV may add to autism sleep issues

Kids with autism and related disorders are prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially...

Offer women IUDs, hormone shots after abortions: study

Women who get an abortion may be interested in long-acting forms of birth control, but they might not come back for another...

Ukraine at risk of polio outbreak, says WHO

Public distrust of vaccination is reducing the rate of immunization against polio in Ukraine, putting the country at risk...

Police arrest 348 in global child porn investigation

More than 300 people, including teachers, coaches and doctors, have been arrested worldwide on child pornography charges...

Depression risk may fall after women's periods end

Some women who are depressed as they move toward menopause may notice their symptoms fading or disappearing after a few years,...

Most women keep using IUDs, contraceptive implants

More than 90 percent of women who opt for long-term reversible forms of birth control keep using them for at least six months,...

Problem solving may aid mothers of kids with autism

Soon after children are diagnosed with autism, their mothers may benefit from learning problem-solving skills to cope with...

FDA warns against counterfeit male sexual enhancement product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday of a counterfeit dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement that...

Being a bully linked to casual, risky sex

Teens who bully other kids, or are both bullies and bullied themselves, are more likely to engage in risky sex, according...

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