Scientists say they have discovered a gene that causes puberty to start unusually early.
Researchers say that a blood test may soon identify which pregnant women are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression, so they can seek treatment that could control their symptoms.
Researchers announced the promising results of a new genetic test that can predict the most aggressive prostate cancers; New Jersey governor Chris Christie has gastric lap-band surgery, and moms who lick their babies’ pacifiers clean may be doing their kids’ immune systems a favor. These are some of the major stories making health news this week.
Men can keep making babies deep into their dotage. And that, says medical science, can be a bad thing.
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
Children born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments have shown a higher risk of developmental problems, but what is responsible for the heightened risk?
Can parents force a teen to have an abortion?
Most women still give birth in hospitals, but midwives hope to change that
A study finds the first genetic links that predict timing of menopause
It makes sense that what we’re exposed to can affect our health, including our fertility. And the latest research shows exactly how much.
Predicting heart disease risk is not an exact science, but doctors are building the case for another tool to guide their evaluations when it comes to women.
A government group is advising women to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms of menopause for only short periods of time