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For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely prescribe to try to prevent premature birth: bed rest.
Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say
Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease
Five major journals adopt sex reporting requirements
The new research shows they don't raise cancer survival rates.
PITTSBURGH - More and more women are taking the drastic option of removing both breasts after a diagnosis of cancer in just one breast, but a large new study says that won't make a difference in survival rates.
If you're a mom-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.
Compared to obese expectant mothers without special care, those given individualized calorie goals and weekly group meetings gained less weight during pregnancy and had fewer oversized newborns in a new study.
Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say
New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD
Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says
Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals
Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say
Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows
Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say
Give your body time to recover first
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say
It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say
It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say
Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says
Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution