WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Debate rages over access to abortion, but experts say the collected medical evidence makes one thing clear — it is a fundamentally safe procedure for women. Abortion is safer than childbirth and it’s also safer than a host of other common procedures —Continue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Delta variant is proving to be dangerous for pregnant women, raising the odds of both stillbirth and death, new government reports reveal. In one study, researchers analyzed Mississippi State Department of Health data and discovered that among women with COVID-19, the deathContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby’s chances of developing asthma or allergies? Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact. “We did find that there was a linkContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study is highlighting yet another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: It has likely made it even harder for kids with obesity to manage their weight. The findings, researchers said, are no surprise. Many adults, faced with normal life being upended duringContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Grandmothers can have a strong bond with the little children in their families — and the connection even shows up on brain scans, researchers say. The investigators embarked on a unique study, looking at the brains of older women — not for signsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – When young people are allowed to give their own consent for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, vaccination rates are higher, new research shows. The new study suggests that allowing teens to consent without parental involvement could be an important strategy for boosting HPV vaccinationContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many women dread having to give up coffee during their pregnancy, but new research suggests that consuming a little caffeine while expecting might not necessarily be a bad thing. “While we were not able to study the association of consumption above the recommendedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who were exposed to a particular hormonal medication in the womb may have a heightened risk of cancer later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found the increased cancer risk among adults whose mothers had been given injections of a syntheticContinue Reading