Women's Health

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopiesMany Americans still don't get lifesaving cancer screenings because they are uninsured, a...

Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty

But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials sayLead tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may yield inaccurate results for some children and...

Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital

Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S.An expectant mother's biggest risk for undergoing an unnecessary C-section can be the...

As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too

Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests Outdoor air temperature may influence a pregnant woman's risk of developing...

‘Female Viagra’ May Lift a Younger Woman’s Libido

But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher saysIf a woman's sex drive has waned...

Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse?

Study suggests a link, but those who mature more slowly are also at risk for physical or verbal violenceGirls who go through puberty earlier...

Cervical Cancer May Leave Lasting Imprint on Survivors

Some symptoms, such as fatigue and insomnia, are still a problem long after treatmentMany cervical cancer survivors experience fatigue, insomnia and hot flashes years...

‘Dr. Google’ May Undermine Parents’ Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggestsHealth information gleaned online can alter parents' views on...

Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers sayBabies exposed to opioid painkillers in the womb are more likely to need special...

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids’ Mental Health?

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study findsParents worry -- often rightly so -- about how much...
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