Conceiving Despite IUD Use Is Tied to Higher Odds for Pregnancy Complications

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women use an IUD as a safe, reliable means of birth control. But a new study finds that in rare cases where conception occurs despite IUD use, the rate of obstetric complications may rise. "Because…

Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Goodbye, daily HIV meds? Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether. The pill in question is still early…

Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Goodbye, daily HIV meds? Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether. The pill in question is still early…

Screening, Treatment Cut Breast Cancer Deaths in Half

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals. "Advances in screening and treatment are saving lives,"…

Screening, Treatment Cut Breast Cancer Deaths in Half

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals. "Advances in screening and treatment are saving lives,"…

Life in Poor Neighborhoods Is Hard on the Heart

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live could influence how likely you are to develop heart failure, a new U.S. study suggests. In addition to people's income and education level, the neighborhood in which they lived helped…

Blood Banks Need January Donors

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to make a difference right now? Consider donating some blood. That's the suggestion of experts from Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Blood bank supplies tend to be…

Stressed? Try Sniffing Your Partner's T- Shirt

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Need to travel for work? Have an important job interview coming up? Consider tucking a shirt from your partner into your bag. Sniffing it just might help you relax. It seems that the scent of a…

Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Muscle Cells, a Potential Boon for Research

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a potential advance for medical research, scientists say they've created the first functioning human muscle from skin cells. The breakthrough could lead to better genetic or cell-based therapies,…

Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When is it appropriate to give kids a cellphone? That depends on factors like their maturity level, their ability to follow rules at home and school, and your family's circumstances, including health…

The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the United States, the toll on the littlest victims -- the children of addicts -- is mounting, new research shows. "There are many negative aspects to the…

The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the United States, the toll on the littlest victims -- the children of addicts -- is mounting, new research shows. "There are many negative aspects to the…