Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is expected to bring about a host of health harms, and a new study suggests that a surprising addition to that list might be an increase in the number of low birth weight babies born in poor nations.

Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 5 million Swedish men and women suggests that the taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer.

Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A discovery in mice could pave the way to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, researchers report.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests.

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to develop healthy habits before and during pregnancy -- and to maintain them once your baby is born.

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries from accidents and violence cost the United States $671 billion in 2013, with men accounting for far more of those costs than women, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who suffer abuse may have more severe menopause symptoms, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.