Posted 7:00 AM 5/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Flu-causing H1N1 virus has been discovered in marine animals -- specifically seals -- for the first time.
After the human H1N1 influenza pandemic began in 2009, researchers from the University of California, Davis, detected the virus in free-ranging (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/15/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain -- they may also put a damper on your sex life.
A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction or low testosterone levels (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Half of pregnant teens in substance-abuse treatment programs used alcohol or drugs in the month before they entered treatment. And nearly 20 percent used drugs or alcohol on a daily basis during that month, according to a U.S. government report.
Posted 2:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who come down with the flu during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having a child who develops bipolar disorder, a new study suggests.
The chance of a child eventually developing the mental health disorder was nearly four times higher when (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin C may help prevent lung problems in babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy, according to a small new study.
Pregnant women are advised not to smoke because it can harm the baby's lungs and lead to problems such as wheezing and asthma. (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who struggle with migraine headaches should never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
The new warning will be included (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/3/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking birth control pills with lower amounts of estrogen -- a commonly prescribed contraceptive -- may be at higher risk for chronic pelvic pain and pain during orgasm, according to new research.
A study of nearly 1,000 women found that women on the (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/2/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Lipsticks and lip glosses apparently give you more than colorful kissers, according to a new study by California scientists that contends the products contain lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other toxic metals.
The research team tested 32 (More)
Posted 8:00 PM 5/1/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge's order to eliminate any age limit on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription was challenged in court Wednesday by the Obama administration.
The government appeal follows on the heels of a Tuesday decision by (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/30/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and older.
The move ends years of (More)