When IVF creates excess embryos, women are faced with a choice: store them indefinitely, donate them to others or offer them to research.
Abortions are considered high-risk, but new data suggest that the procedure is considerably safer than childbirth.
Women strongly prefer daughters while men wants sons, a study finds. Could this lead to sex selection?
When reality TV star Michelle Duggar announced last week that she’d learned at 19½ weeks that her baby-to-be no longer had a heartbeat, the very personal topic of miscarriage took a turn in the media spotlight.
The words “boot camp” and “Bonnie” do not go together. I am one of the last people you’d ever envision willingly signing up for a 45-minute class, four days a week, that has as its goal exercising to the point of exhaustion.
Perhaps the most important thing you need to know about Melanie Perkins McLaughlin is that she’s not pro-life or pro-choice or pro anything — other than pro-information.
Welcome to our Thanksgiving edition. This week we discuss whether pepper spray is a useful tool or a form of torture. Also, we talk about the dramatic rise in diagnoses of sleep apnea. And we try to puzzle out the optimal period …
Expectant mom Julie Madayag first learned of her daughter’s auspicious potential birth date from an online due-date calculator: 11/11/11, the computer predicted.
Some have claimed that tobacco and alcohol are “gateway” drugs that people use before turning to illicit substances. While causal conclusions are hard to draw, at least one new study in mice shows that smoking may indeed increase …
Welcome back! This week on the podcast: why dieters can’t seem to keep the weight off, a new breed of super broccoli that promises to lower your cholesterol, and research suggesting that kids’ aggression can be traced back to …
Women who want to get pregnant, as well as those who just as desperately desire the opposite outcome, care a lot about their fertility. But figuring out exactly when to have sex — or when to avoid it — can be tricky.
As if the worry over potential miscarriage weren’t stressful enough for newly pregnant women, research released Friday shows that current guidelines for using ultrasound to determine that a pregnancy has ended may not always be accurate.
Need more of a reason to eat a healthy diet? Pregnant women who load up on fruits, veggies and whole grains have a reduced risk of having babies with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida or cleft lip, according to one of the …