Posted 7:00 AM 3/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, but the death rate among women in same-sex unions is increasing, a new study finds.
In 1989, Denmark became the first country to allow registered (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/11/2013 by By Serena Gordon
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Despite high levels of vaccination, the rate of whooping cough in the United States is at its highest level in decades, and one reason may be that immunity from the vaccine diminishes each year after the fifth dose is given.
New research from the U.S. (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 3/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season may not be over, but the worst of it seems to be.
Flu activity, although still elevated, declined in most parts of the United States during the week ending March 2, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
According to the Centers for (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- In the first stage of labor, a combined spinal-epidural technique provides faster and better pain relief compared to traditional epidural pain relief, a new study suggests.
The research included 800 healthy women who required (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Some U.S. hospitals have a rate of cesarean deliveries 10 times higher than other hospitals, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from 593 hospitals with at least 100 births in 2009 and found that cesarean rates at the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/3/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday.
Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing virus even though the child (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/1/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may run a higher risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests.
BPA is used in many plastic containers and in the linings of metal cans that hold food. It's even been found in store check-out receipts (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Honest and unbiased relationship advice is a major reason why straight women and gay men often form close bonds, according to a new study.
"Friendships between straight women and gay men are free of hidden mating agendas," lead author Eric Russell, a (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 2/27/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born to obese women typically have a thickening of a key heart vessel that seems tied to their mom's excess weight, a new study shows.
The walls of a major heart vessel, the aorta, are already thicker in these babies than is seen in babies (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 2/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most first-time mothers wait more than six weeks after childbirth before having sex again, a new study finds.
Australian researchers examined data from more than 1,500 women and found that 41 percent of these new mothers attempted vaginal sex by six (More)