WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s a controversial notion, but couples undergoing fertility treatments may soon be able to select the sex of their baby — with an 80% chance of success, doctors say. Sperm-sorting techniques have been tried and offered before, but the new procedure — whichContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A proposed bill in Florida would prevent children from learning about menstruation in elementary school, even though some girls get their first periods in those years. The bill would also ban other sex education topics through the fifth grade. Sponsored by Republican FloridaContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Taking progestogen-only birth control pills comes with a slightly increased risk of breast cancer — about the same degree of risk associated with taking pills that contain both progestogen and estrogen, new research finds. After five years’ use, investigators found a 20% toContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People covered by Medicaid insurance may not have easy access to some of the most effective, longer-acting birth control methods, new research claims. Investigators found that while about 48% of physicians who treat Medicaid patients provided prescription contraception like the birth control pill,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, March 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Newer scanning technology may spot more breast cancers and lower the rate of dreaded false positives, a large, new study shows. Now available in a growing number of health care facilities, tomosynthesis uses low-dose X-rays and computer reconstructions to create 3D images ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans are not getting recommended cancer screenings, and a new study hints at one way to push the needle: paid sick leave from work. Researchers found that in areas of the United States that passed mandates on paid sick leave, cancer screeningContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many women experience blinding migraine headaches around their monthly period, and now researchers have a clue about why. Levels of the female hormone estrogen fluctuate during menstruation, which may lead to increases in calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). This protein widens blood vessels inContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Cancer screening rates were down again during 2021, the second year of the pandemic. The number of women having cervical cancer screening dropped 4.4 million in 2021 compared to 2019, according to a study by the American Cancer Society (ACS). About 1.1 millionContinue Reading