Women's Health

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warnsSpring break is a time to kick back and have fun,...

Lingering Baby Weight? Don’t Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason whyWomen have long blamed pregnancy for weight gains...

The Motherlode of ‘Mother Love’ Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study findsThe feel-good brain chemical dopamine appears to play a role in the development of...

Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depressionExtremely low birth weight babies may be at increased risk for mental health problems later in...

Needed: An ‘Action Plan’ for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians sayWhen kids are at risk of severe allergic reactions, all their caregivers should have a...

Be Your Child’s Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every dayValentine's Day is two days away, and it's a great day...

Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancerThe trauma of receiving a false-positive result from a mammogram may...

8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shapeThere are a number of ways parents can help give a boost...

Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends"Harsh" parenting that includes frequent yelling, hitting and threats may...

Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman’s Fertility?

It's possible, but researcher stresses cause-and-effect link not provenWomen who work night shifts or do heavy physical labor may be somewhat less fertile...
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