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Kansas can pull Planned Parenthood funding: appeals court

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld a 2011 Kansas law that would stop federal family planning money the state...

U.S. top court signals support for corporate religious claims

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled on Tuesday it may allow corporations to mount religious objections to government action,...

U.S. justices take up religious challenge to Obamacare provision

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers whether business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President...

San Diego Zoo's baby gorilla recovers from pneumonia

A baby gorilla who came down with pneumonia after being born in a rare Caesarean section at the San Diego Zoo has improved...

In U.S. contraception case, a question of corporate rights

The U.S. Supreme Court could dodge the contentious question of whether corporations have religious rights when it weighs...

Consider culture in counseling on infant feeding: study

Obesity prevention efforts directed at infants may not work if cultural differences in childcare are not taken into account,...

Move to replace Pap smear with HPV test meets with skepticism

U.S. health experts recommended that a test for cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) be approved to replace...

Secondhand smoke tied to miscarriages, stillbirths

Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke have a higher rate of miscarriages, stillbirths and...

IUDs effective for longer than recommended

Some intrauterine devices (IUDs), already a long-term birth control option, are effective for even longer than recommended,...

Nepal's miracle gel saves newborns from infection

Sangita Shrestha desperately waits in a hospital bed to see the baby girl she has just delivered. In the next room, a nurse...

U.S. top court case highlights unsettled science in contraception

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious dispute over the Obamacare contraception mandate, advocates on both...

LSD-laced steak sickened Florida family: medical examiner

A pregnant woman and her family were hospitalized after eating steak bought from a Wal-Mart that local authorities believed...

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...

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