Study finds no link between the Pill and depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women using hormone-based contraceptives, including the Pill, were no more likely to be depressed...

Don't cut a newborn's umbilical cord right away, study suggests

Doctors often clamp the umbilical cord right after a baby is born. But a new study suggests that there might be many benefits, and few...

Doctor offers food fixes for common ailments

If you're feeling grumpy or tired, it's not always because you haven't gotten enough sleep. It might be an iron deficiency. Or those...

My butt is so huge! 'Fat talk' is common and harmful

My rear end is big. My stomach is huge. My arms are wobbly. I’m enormous. No, I’m more enormous. "Fat talk," the body-denigrating phrases...

Menopause brain fog - it's for real

Memory problems are a common complaint of women going through menopause, and now a new study provides more evidence linking mood and hot...

Breast cancer bras a no-go for Victoria's Secret

Strapless, multi-way, demi, the “pushups of summer” – if you want a bra, Victoria’s Secret stocks it. Unless you’re a breast cancer...

Women worry more than men, study says

In the survey, which took place in 2010 and 2011, about 22 percent of women said they felt worried, nervous, or anxious daily or...

Low-dose hormones benefits may outweigh risks, doctors say

The safety of taking hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause has been questioned in recent years, but a new consensus statement from...

Looking for pregnancy drug safety info online? Good luck

An awful cold? Don't panic if you used decongestant pills, but doctors advise a nasal spray in early pregnancy. And don't abandon...

Women in their 50s are more empathetic, research shows

Ladies in your 50s, give yourselves a pat on the back. And maybe pat a few friends while you're at it: After all, new research shows...

After pregnancy, some women's feet stay bigger

Pregnancy may increase a woman's foot size, a change that appears to be permanent, according to a new study. Researchers measured the...

Iron and zinc may prevent PMS

Women who feel bloated, irritable or depressed before getting their periods — classic signs of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS — may want...

What women need to know about the new IUD

  Want to prevent pregnancy for the next three years? There's a new contraceptive to consider: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

More moms breast-feeding, but not long enough, report says

More U.S. mothers are breast-feeding their infants, but very few continue to do so for the recommended 12 months, a new report from the...

Older women don't need mammograms every year

For older women, having a mammogram every two years to look for breast cancer is as beneficial as getting screened annually, reports a...

Breast-saving cancer treatment may improve survival

Women with early stage breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving surgery do just as well, and perhaps better, in terms of survival,...

Yes, older women do gain weight more easily than men, and here's why

After menopause, the activity of a particular enzyme involved in fat production —called Aldh1a1 — increases, the researchers said. The...

Women down booze faster than dudes

Who's partying the hardest this New Year's? In some places, it may be the ladies. Male university students in Spain down more booze...

Acne in women can signal hormone problems

Acne in adult women is common, but in some cases, it can signal an underlying hormonal disorder, experts say. Identifying such cases...

Young women like exercising near flabbier folks at the gym

Well, this is unsettling for some of us: A small study suggests that college-age women were quicker to walk over to and start exercising...

Stressed, depressed women terrible at using birth control

SAN FRANCISCO – Depression and stress can cause lapses in proper use of contraception, a new study suggests. In the study, women with...

Longing to be thin? Blame your genes

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Hate your body? Society's obsession with thinness may not be to blame — at least not entirely. A new...

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Sleep apnea in pregnancy may harm mom, baby

Women who experience sleep apnea during pregnancy may face an increased of risk of health problems, for both themselves and their...

New love or drug use? It's all the same to your brain

Editor's note: Frequent TODAY.com and NBCNews.com contributor Brian Alexander's new book, "The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the...

Fertile gals have all the right dance moves

In a new meaning of "fertility dance," a woman's moves on the dance floor may reveal captivating clues about her current likelihood of...

Job stress raises women's heart attack risk

MyHealthNewsDaily A stressful job can have serious consequences for heart health, according to a new study. U.S. women who rated their...