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Peer-led stress reduction may help mothers of kids with autism

Programs teaching "mindfulness"and "positive psychology" both helped mothers of children withautism and other mental-development...

Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation "within reach"

An AIDS-freegeneration is within reach if early treatment is provided topeople infected with HIV and help scaled up for women...

HIV-positive women in Central America pressured to sterilize

HIV-positive womenin Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilizationby prejudiced health workers and misled...

Pregnancy doesn't drive women doctors out of surgical training

A new study disputes a commonstereotype that women who become pregnant during surgicaltraining often drop out of those training...

Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

Women who exercise regularlyafter menopause tend to maintain their physical strength andmental acuity longer than those who...

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

The dwindlingnumbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion ofmillions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions",...

Britain plans new measures to prevent female genital mutilation

Britain is to make it compulsory forteachers and health workers to report cases of female genitalmutilation (FGM), Prime...

UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk

Almost 200,000 womenand girls living in England and Wales have undergone femalegenital mutilation (FGM) or are at risk of...

Doctors can help human trafficking victims: reports

Healthcare professionals canplay a role in addressing human trafficking and sexualexploitation, according to two new reports....

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor

Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by adoctor during gynecological...

Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study

Women with anxiety disorders maybe more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests anew German study. Researchers...

HPV test better than Pap for assessing cervical cancer risk: study

Testing for human papillomavirus(HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk ofdeveloping cervical cancer...

British police target airports in anti-FGM operation

As British schoolsclose for summer holidays, police will be trying to combatfemale genital mutilation by intercepting potential...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Canadian abortion clinic turns to crowd-funding to keep doors open

A crowd-funding campaign to save a Canadianabortion clinic has surpassed its C$100,000 ($93,100) goal butthe Fredericton,...

U.S. Senate Democrats' Hobby Lobby bill fails to move forward

An attempt by U.S. Senate Democratsto override the Supreme Court's controversial birth controlruling failed to muster enough...

Massachusetts lawmakers take up bill on abortion clinic buffer zones

Massachusetts lawmakers took upconsideration on Wednesday of a bill to limit protests aroundabortion clinics after the U.S....

Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Stress and depression have longbeen linked with a heightened risk of weight gain, but a newstudy sheds light on how those...

In Thailand, baby gender selection loophole draws China, HK women to IVF clinics

At 26, with a baby daughter, aHong Kong mother and her husband wanted a second child. To makesure it would be a boy, they...

Government report finds 2.3 percent of Americans gay or bisexual

U.S. government data released on Tuesday showedthat 2.3 percent of American adults are either gay or bisexualand that these...

Weight loss may be an appealing way to ease hot flashes

Women will try, and stick to, aweight loss plan if it promises to ease their hot flashes, asmall new study suggests. "Most...

Vixen workouts fuse foxy cardio fitness with girls' night out

Before the music begins members of thewomen-only exercise class, dressed in shredded tank tops, fullmakeup and wedged sneakers,...

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...

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