Women's Health

Doctors Eye the Danger From ‘Nerf’ Guns

Nerf guns can be great fun for kids -- until someone damages an eye, doctors warn. Nerf guns or "blasters" are hugely popular toys ...

Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects

There has been a large increase in the number of young hospital patients in the United States who suffer harmful side effects from opioid...

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?

New study suggests the therapy won't increase risk of early deathThe door may be opening again for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and...

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder

Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune diseaseThere are significant ethnic and racial disparities in the rates...

State Laws Curb Kids’ Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study foundA strict new law on the use of off-road vehicles by children in...

Brown-Bagging It? Think Outside the Box

Dietitian shares tips for tasty, affordable lunchesAt lunchtime, it's easy to fall into a rut. To jazz up this midday meal for your kids...

HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It

'Herd immunity' effect shows U.S. females now less likely to contract the cancer-causing virusFewer adult women are becoming infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a...

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age

Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds Lots of middle-aged American women are fretfully counting sheep each...

Mom-to-Be’s Cellphone May Not Harm Fetal Brain

Devices' electromagnetic fields aren't linked to problems with language or motor skills in studyChatting away on a cellphone while pregnant doesn't appear to have...

Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a loadBackpacks can mean backaches for schoolchildren, but an orthopedic surgeon has advice for parents and...
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