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…

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 states, health officials say. In the West, emergency rooms in California and Arizona are…

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 states, health officials say. In the West, emergency rooms in California and Arizona are…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,"…

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…

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,…