Health

New birth-control rules may shake up behavior

In the battle over birth control, one fact often is overlooked: Women typically spend the bulk of their reproductive lives trying to avoid getting pregnant.

Cardiology

Women most at risk for heart failure weeks after giving birth

Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death in the U.S.—with the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubling between 1987 and 2011. Even so, much about heart failure-related hospitalizations ...

Neuroscience

Study: Breastfeeding does not protect against MS relapses

New research finds breastfeeding doesn't appear to protect against multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses, despite previous studies suggesting there may be a protective role. The research is published in the July 6, 2011, online ...

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