Health News

Injectable Birth Control Increases Risk for HIV
If you or your partner uses injectable birth control, you may be at higher risk of catching HIV, says a new University of Washington study.
Healthy Eating In Utero
During pregnancy, mothers are told they need folic acid, also known as folate. This mineral helps prevent neural tube defects, but it doesn't prevent all birth defects.
If Family Planning Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it
Remember the days when many companies weren't willing to employ married women because of the assumption they would just get pregnant?
Birth Control Device Diminishes Cervical Cancer
The country has come a long way in its attitudes concerning sexually-transmitted diseases. Recall the outrage at the recommendation of condom use to avoid transmission of HIV. Now, most embrace the idea of proactive measures to curb the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.
Baby Fever Felt By Men Too
It is widely assumed than women have more of an urge to start a family than men. Something of a missplaced "nurturance need" is often cited as the reason. But, men desire children too.
Tick Tock, Fertility Game Locked
A woman's biological clock ticks on its own accord with some ladies aging more quickly than others. Before, guessing how long one remains fertile has been just that: a guess.
Double Agent Tamoxifen a Fertility Drug
Turning events that seem like an ending into a new beginning is one of the secrets to achieving a happy life. Young women with breast cancer can now do this.
Recurrent Miscarriages and Hope
Experiencing recurrent miscarriages (RM) is devastating for women and their partners. A new study from Europe offers these couples hope.
Stimulating Ovaries in Older Women
In vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques involve using Clomid and Parlodel -- drugs that stimulate the ovaries to release a large number of eggs for fertilization.
Baby Cycle Management
Knowing when to say "now" when trying to conceive a child is step-one to achieving conception. Knowing exactly which day a woman is most fertile is now possible.