More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report.

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's gender appears to affect a mother's risk for diabetes during pregnancy -- called gestational diabetes -- and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.

More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deliver their first baby by cesarean section are more likely to need blood transfusions and be admitted to intensive care units than women who opt for a vaginal delivery, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review.

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests.

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression, new research suggests.

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.