Posted 12:00 PM 4/1/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- It's rare for children in the United States aged 10 to 12 to be sexually active, especially on a voluntary basis, a new study finds. However, almost one in five teens has had sex before age 15, and 16,000 girls under 15 get pregnant each year.
Posted 2:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- It might be possible to create artificial ovaries in the laboratory to provide a more natural form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women, researchers report.
As well as producing eggs, ovaries secrete hormones that are important for bone and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new government report indicates.
Birth defects caused by what (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in their newborns, a new study finds.
The research shows an association but doesn't prove that insufficient vitamin D (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Working during pregnancy does not increase a woman's risk of having a preterm or low birth-weight baby, a new study found.
Researchers examined data from nearly 1,600 women who gave birth in 2005. Some of the women worked (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Use of antipsychotic drugs among Medicaid-insured children increased sharply from 1997 to 2006, according to a new study.
These drugs were prescribed for children covered by Medicaid five times more often than for children with private insurance. (More)...
Posted 7:00 AM 3/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage for same-sex couples -- and the right for all parents, regardless of their sexual orientation, to adopt or provide foster care -- is the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children, according to child health experts.
Posted 2:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children are more likely to have a child with autism, a new study suggests.
For women who suffered the most severe abuse, the risk more than tripled, the researchers found.
"This is (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women's vitamin D levels during pregnancy do not affect their children's bone health later in life, a new study shows.
British researchers measured vitamin D levels in nearly 4,000 women during pregnancy and assessed the bone mineral density of their (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/13/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Fertility rates are about the same for women who undergo different types of treatments for ectopic pregnancy, according to a new study.
In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, usually in the (More)