Posted 10:00 AM 6/17/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to low levels of a key developmental hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles, according to an early new study.
The research adds to the list of growing health concerns related to (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/13/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Can women blame men for menopause?
They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men's interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women from reproduction.
Posted 12:00 PM 6/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Taking high doses of iodine and kelp supplements can be hazardous to your health, warns the American Thyroid Association.
Adequate iodine intake is required for normal function of the thyroid, a gland in the neck that produces hormones that control (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 6/11/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, costlier treatment for rheumatoid arthritis appears no better than an older, less-expensive regimen for people who don't respond to the first-line drug methotrexate, a new study suggests.
"Newer isn't always better," said researcher Dr. Ted (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane season is here, and pregnant women need to take extra precautions to ensure their health and safety during a storm, an expert says.
Pregnant women who are close to their delivery date and those with high-risk pregnancies need to let their (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/9/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- For many Americans, summer just wouldn't be the same without a backyard barbecue. However, the blackened meats and smoky flavor that come with grilling could put your health at risk, experts caution.
The good news, though, is that by planning ahead and (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged women develop aches and pains and other physical symptoms as a result of chronic stress, according to a decades-long study.
Researchers in Sweden examined long-term data collected from about 1,500 women and found that about 20 percent of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Low breast-feeding rates in the United States are a serious threat to women's health and a drain on the nation's health dollars, according to a new study.
Researchers concluded that low breast-feeding rates may be linked to as many as 5,000 cases of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/5/2013 by E.J. Mundell
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest chapter of the legal wrangle over the non-prescription sale of "morning-after" pills, a New York appeals court on Wednesday ruled that some forms of the emergency contraception could be sold over-the-counter while the issue winds its way through (More)