Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of breast cancer survivors in the Appalachian region of the United States do not take potentially lifesaving drugs, even though their drugs are covered by insurance, a new study finds.

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting.

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found.

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find.

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who have surgery for early stage breast cancer may benefit from additional radiation to nearby lymph nodes, two new clinical trials suggest.

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests.

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women are much more likely than men to suffer brain dysfunction after surgery with general anesthesia, a new study finds.

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with mild thinking and memory problems -- known as mild cognitive impairment -- deteriorate twice as fast mentally as men with the same condition, according to new research.