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Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes

Exercise programs that combineaerobic exercise and resistance training may be better athelping people with diabetes control...

Poland asks: should a doctor serve God, or patients?

In April this year, a pregnant womanasked Dr. Bogdan Chazan, director of Warsaw's Holy FamilyHospital, for an abortion because...

Doctors should do more to encourage flu shots during pregnancy: study

Most doctors do not recommendflu shots to their pregnant patients, who are more likely todevelop serious complications if...

U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive

U.S. Democrats hope to turn theirlegal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winningautumn campaign issue by pushing...

New Hampshire law creating clinic buffers is target of lawsuit

A conservative religious grouphas sued the state of New Hampshire to block a law from takingeffect later this week that would...

Upgraded mammograms raised Medicare spending: study

Between 2001 and 2009, Medicarespending on breast cancer screening rose markedly but did notlead to earlier detection of...

Preventive services differ between primary care docs and OB/GYNs

The services women receiveduring annual preventive care visits may partially depend onwhat type of doctor they see, suggests...

Hidden casualty of conflict and crisis: Reproductive health

The chaos of armedconflict and other humanitarian emergencies exacts a high priceon reproductive health - a problem that...

Britain must act now to tackle "national FGM scandal"-report

British courts shouldgive victims of female genital mutilation the same anonymity asrape victims, and Britain needs an immediate...

England convicts more offenders than ever for domestic violence

Conviction rates fordomestic violence rose for the third year in a row to reach anall-time high in England and Wales, but...

Baby birthed by teenage mother found buried in North Carolina -police

A North Carolina teenagerappears to have concealed her pregnancy from her parents beforegiving birth to a baby girl whose...

U.S. birth control ruling fuels battle over corporate rights

The U.S. Supreme Court has opened upa new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling thatfamily-owned and other...

Doctor group suggests skipping routine pelvic exams

Most women should not getroutine pelvic exams, according to a new guideline from a groupof U.S. internal medicine doctors....

White House says Supreme Court ruling jeopardizes women's health

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling thatsome business owners are not required to provide birth controlcoverage to employees puts...

U.S. top court rules for companies on birth control mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court on Mondayruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to aprovision of President Barack...

Most Spaniards oppose plan to tighten abortion law: poll

Most Spaniards do not want the governmentto change abortion laws to make it harder to terminate unwantedpregnancies, a poll...

U.S. military hospitals plagued by avoidable errors: NYT

The U.S. military hospital system,which cares for the 1.6 million active-duty service members andtheir families, is rife...

On eve of court ruling, Americans oppose contraceptive ban

A majority of Americans opposeletting employers, based on their religious views, excludecertain contraceptives from workers'...

Massachusetts abortion clinics boost security, lawmakers seek fix

Massachusetts is beefing up securityaround abortion clinics and scrambling for a legal fix after theU.S. Supreme Court voided...

Treating gum disease linked to improvements in other conditions

People who were treated forperiodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewerhospitalizations for other medical conditions...

Women prefer longer labor over more intense pain: study

If you were giving birth, whatwould be your choice: a longer labor with relatively less pain,or a shorter labor with terrible...

U.S. court strikes down protest bar on Massachusetts abortion clinics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursdaystruck down a Massachusetts law that mandates a protectivebuffer zone around abortion clinics...

Doctors lack tools to discuss toxic exposures with pregnant patients: survey

Obstetricians recognize thatexposure to chemicals and metals can affect a pregnancy, butsaid in a new survey that they face...

Alabama abortion clinic closing ahead of tougher standards

One of Alabama's four abortionclinics will close this week ahead of a new law taking effectthat requires clinics to meet...

Efforts to lower maternal and child deaths fall short, USAID targets 24 high-risk countries

Countries arefalling short in meeting the global goal to end preventablechild and maternal deaths by 2035, despite a U.S.-led...

Ban on inmate sterilizations moves forward in Calif. legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters)A bill to ban sterilizationsurgeries on inmates in California prisons advanced on Tuesday,days...

Advocates say more time needed to seek out N.C. sterilization victims

An effort by North Carolinato compensate hundreds of people forcibly sterilized during thecountry's longest-running eugenics...

Ex-TV host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer

Former U.S. television host JoanLunden said on Tuesday she has been diagnosed with breast cancerand has already begun chemotherapy...

3-D technique improves on standard mammograms: study

Combining digital mammographywith a 3-D technique may improve doctors' ability to identifybreast cancers and decrease the...

Obese mothers have babies with more belly fat, study finds

Babies of obese mothers tend tobe born with more fat, especially around their middles, thanbabies with leaner mothers, according...

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