Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother raising a
child with a major birth defect may face a higher risk of dying
early compared with a mother whose child doesn't have a birth
defect, Danish research suggests.
Mouthwash Helps Kill Gonorrhea Germs in Mouth, Throat: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A commercial brand of
mouthwash can help control gonorrhea bacteria in the mouth, and
daily use may offer a cheap and easy way to reduce the spread of
the sexually transmitted disease, a small study from Australia
Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine blood test
screening for genital herpes is not recommended for teens and
adults -- including pregnant women -- who don't have any signs or
symptoms of the sexually transmitted disease (STD), a panel of U.S.
health care experts says.
Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New moms often remark
that they've got "baby brain," a new way of thinking that seems to
accompany pregnancy and childbirth. New research suggests they're
Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women have a higher
survival rate than men after a specific type of heart valve
replacement procedure, a new study finds.
Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use by
pregnant women in the United States is up significantly since the
early 2000s, a new study finds.
Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies can
benefit from donated breast milk -- if it's given in the hospital
with proper safety measures, a leading pediatricians' group
Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening
FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic
women are less likely than white women to be screened for breast
cancer, a large review finds.
MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A follow-up MRI scan
after a mid-pregnancy ultrasound could help improve diagnosis of a
possible fetal brain abnormality, a new British study reports.
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After actress
Angelina Jolie had both breasts removed because she faced a
heightened risk for breast cancer, there was a spike in the number
of women who were tested for the genes that raise that risk. But,
there was no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates,