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Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

Having a baby alters new mothers' brainactivity, researchers have found, and a new study adds the firstevidence of such changes...

Angry mothers meet U.S. EPA over concerns with Roundup herbicide

Questions about Roundup, the world's mostpopular herbicide, are on the agenda at the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency...

Pregnant women should take iodide supplement: docs

Pregnant women should take aniodide-containing supplement to protect the brain development oftheir babies, according to the...

Kenya gets "game changing" record donation for fistula treatment

A "game changing" $2million donation will help Kenyan surgeons to give 1,200 womenlife-transforming surgery to cure incontinence...

Fear, MRIs tied to double mastectomy decision

Factors other than medicalhistory and risk may influence women with cancer in one breastto have both breasts removed even...

Microbes inhabit the human placenta, but it's not a bad thing

The human placenta, the organ thatnourishes a developing baby, is not the pristine place someexperts had assumed. Researchers...

Fatalistic outlook obstructs fight against infant mortality

Every day, 15,000babies enter and leave the world with no record of their everhaving existed, while one in three newborns...

Newborns of heavy mothers at risk for breathing problems

Babies of overweight and obesemothers are more likely to have oxygen-deprivation problems atbirth, according to a new study....

Advocates seek probe into ethics of U.S.-funded health study oversight

An advocacy group on Tuesday demandedan investigation into what it called interference by U.S. healthofficials in the oversight...

Vaccines group seeks $7.5 bln to protect 300 million children

The GAVI global vaccines alliance issueda plea on Tuesday for $7.5 billion to help immunize another 300million children against...

Exercise tied to decreased diabetes risk among high-risk women

Women who become diabetic duringpregnancy may be able to avoid later developing type 2 diabeteswith exercise, according to...

Pregnancy effects of inflammatory bowel disease may vary

Some forms of inflammatory bowel disease are a bigger threat to pregnancy than others, suggests a large new U.S. analysis....

Scientists grow viable vaginas from girls' own cells

Four young women born with abnormal or missing vaginas were implanted with lab-grown versions made from their own cells,...

Women with eating disorders may have more pregnancy complications

Women with a history of eating disorders were at higher risk of a range of pregnancy-related complications, a new study from...

Italian court overturns divisive ban on donor eggs, sperm

Italy's constitutional court overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments on Wednesday, knocking...

REFILE-Low-dose aspirin may prevent preeclampsia: panel

Pregnant women at a high risk for the potentially fatal complication preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin after their...

Probiotic may not help colic

In a large Australian trial of a popular type of "friendly bacteria," colicky babies given the probiotic product cried or...

Stress in pregnancy linked to children's asthma risk

Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears to be linked to an increased...

Higher levels of stress marker linked to infertility

Women with higher levels of a marker of stress in their saliva took longer to get pregnant and were more likely to have trouble...

Alabama lawmakers opt to extend abortion wait period to 48 hours

A measure to extend the waiting period for abortions in Alabama to 48 hours is headed to the governor's desk, but an effort...

Advocacy groups plan new lawsuit against Texas abortion limits

Advocacy groups filed a new lawsuit on Wednesday to challenge restrictions in Texas that have caused a third of abortion...

Judge sets trial date on Alabama abortion law, extends injunction

A federal judge on Wednesday set a May 19 trial date to determine whether a new Alabama law requiring doctors who perform...

Appeals court halts enforcement of Arizona abortion drug curbs

A federal appeals court sided with abortion rights advocates on Tuesday in temporarily blocking Arizona from enforcing regulations...

Fertility drugs not tied to long term breast cancer risk

Despite concerns and some evidence that fertility treatments increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer, a large,...

Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 116 cases, mainly at Ohio State

The number of mumps cases from an outbreak in central Ohio has more than quadrupled over the last two weeks, to 116, mostly...

Better diet associated with less risk of preterm birth

Norwegian mothers-to-be who maintained "prudent" eating patterns during pregnancy were less likely to have preterm births...

Supreme Court declines to hear new contraception cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up preliminary appeals brought by Roman Catholic groups that want an exemption...

U.S. appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

A U.S. appeals court upheld a Texas law on Thursday that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion...

Smoking bans cut premature births and child asthma attacks

Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from the United...

New abortion clinic planned for Texas as law closes facilities

Planned Parenthood will open a $5 million surgical abortion facility in San Antonio in a few months as other providers have...

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