Posted 10:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study released Tuesday says.
In 2010, more than 365,000 teens aged 15 to 19 gave birth and about 67,000 (18.3 percent) of those were repeat births (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of genetic testing to assess the risk of breast and ovarian cancers linked to the BRCA gene are limited to a small number of women, a new report indicates.
Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes greatly increase a woman's risk of developing (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- It might be possible to create artificial ovaries in the laboratory to provide a more natural form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women, researchers report.
As well as producing eggs, ovaries secrete hormones that are important for bone and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new government report indicates.
Birth defects caused by what (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report.
"Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in their newborns, a new study finds.
The research shows an association but doesn't prove that insufficient vitamin D (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Working during pregnancy does not increase a woman's risk of having a preterm or low birth-weight baby, a new study found.
Researchers examined data from nearly 1,600 women who gave birth in 2005. Some of the women worked (More)