Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the ongoing crisis around Zika-linked birth defects, attention has been largely focused on infants born with too-small heads, or microcephaly.

Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women, the U.S. medical establishment isn't doing away with annual pelvic exams -- at least just yet. But a panel of U.S. medical experts has concluded there's no proof the dreaded checkup benefits healthy women who aren't pregnant.

Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who regularly attend religious services may have a lower risk of suicide than those who don't, a new study suggests.

Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the Zika virus may protect against future infection, but pregnancy seems to extend how long the mosquito-borne virus stays in the body, a new study in monkeys suggests.

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say.

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests.

Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes.

Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At least 10 pregnant women in the Dallas area have been infected with Zika, Texas officials confirmed Wednesday.

Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the virus, a new study finds.