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Human milk is essential, yet scientists know little about it

It is one of the few foods that nearly everyone on the planet has consumed at some point. It's linked to a host of health benefits, from reducing the risk of asthma and Type 1 diabetes to fighting off infections.

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Black women continue to receive poorer care for endometriosis, say researchers

Endometriosis is a common chronic inflammatory condition that affects an estimated one in ten people assigned female at birth. The condition causes tissue similar to the lining of the uterus to grow elsewhere—including ...

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New IVF method: More expensive, not more effective

The use of time-lapse monitoring in IVF does not result in more pregnancies or shorten the time it takes to get pregnant. This new method, which promises to "identify the most viable embryos," is more expensive than the classic ...

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COVID-19 during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in children

Children born to mothers who had COVID-19 during pregnancy may be more likely to develop obesity, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It is titled, ...

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Tax on sugary drinks helps health during pregnancy

Taxes on sugary drinks reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and unhealthy weight gain in pregnant women, reports a new UC San Francisco study of more than 5 million women.


Ending THC use may reverse its impacts on male fertility

A 2022 study from Oregon Health & Science University researchers confirmed that chronic use of cannabis may greatly impact male fertility and reproductive outcomes in nonhuman primates—but it was unclear whether the effects ...

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Mailed human papillomavirus self-sampling kits are cost-effective

Mailing human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling kits is an efficient outreach strategy for increasing screening rates among women overdue for screening, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Network Open.


Epidurals during childbirth: What women should know

When it's time to have a baby, some women head to the hospital with a detailed birth plan that includes a request to avoid epidural anesthesia. Others think an epidural is the only way to get through labor. Regardless of ...


Tennessee House OKs narrow abortion exemption bill

Tennessee's GOP-dominant House on Monday advanced legislation that would add a narrow exemption to the state's strict abortion ban, despite concerns raised by Democrats and medical experts that the bill does not go far enough ...