Hormone blockers before surgery can help breast cancer patients avoid mastectomy, study finds

Drugs before surgery help women avoid mastectomies

Study: Exercise could cut womb cancer risk by 30 percent, and less sitting could help too

Exercise could cut womb cancer risk by 30 percent

Report finds developing countries getting more AIDS drugs to pregnant women, others in need

More HIV care for pregnant women in poor countries

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalls 190,000 ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual

Co. recalls 190,000 ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual

New health law ends out-of-pocket costs for many preventive services

Health law brings preventive care without copays

Officials: Rogue abortion doctor mistreated more patients, including woman from Canada

Abortion doc accused of mistreating more patients

WHO cuts global estimate for maternal deaths, says 1,000 still die every day

WHO cuts global estimate for maternal deaths

AMA, other groups remind health providers: Pregnant women need flu shots

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Correction: Abortion Doctors-Scheme story

Correction: Abortion Doctors-Scheme story

BALTIMORE — In a Sept. 9 story about an abortion doctor, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Guttmacher Institute said the abortion business can be lucrative. The Guttmacher Institute provided costs for abortions but did not say the business could be lucrative.

Doctor accused of moving abortion patient across state lines has notorious reputation

Accused abortion doctor has notorious reputation

Wedding rates sink and out-of-wedlock births double in European Union

Number of EU children born out of wedlock doubles

Johnson & Johnson giving $200M to boost health of women, children in poor countries

J&J giving $200 million for health of women, kids

Md. health officials order 2 abortion doctors to stop procedures after woman injured

2 abortion Drs. ordered to stop after Md. injury

Louisiana health officials suspend abortion clinic’s license, citing health and safety risks

La. officials suspend abortion clinic’s license

Removing healthy ovaries helps women with genetic risk lower odds for breast, ovarian cancer


C-section rate likely to keep rising as 1 in 3 first-time moms deliver by surgery

Scientists expect C-section rate to keep rising

Italy health minister visits, apologizes to woman who gave birth amid fighting doctors

Italy health minister apologizes for botched birth

Argentine doctors looking for orange-size lump find 56-pound tumor in woman’s uterus

Doctors look for orange-size lump, find 56-pounder

Calif. woman who had double mastectomy, then learned she didn’t have cancer, to get $198,000


Study: Women who have a miscarriage don’t need to wait before trying for another baby

After miscarriage, don’t wait before trying again

Overeating for 2 could create a baby more likely to be obese and have later health problems

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Medical board files complaint against Kansas doctor over referrals for late-term abortions

Kan. medical board files complaint over abortions

Feds say it’s prohibited, but at least 1 state had planned to cover elective abortion

Questions over abortion in new federal health plan

‘Octomom’ doctor accused of negligence, implanting 7 embryos in 48-year-old fertility patient

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US government task force urges more postmenopausal women to be screened for osteoporosis

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Spain’s law allowing unrestricted abortion goes into effect despite opposition court challenge

Spain’s unrestricted abortion law takes effect

Genentech says Avastin delays progression of ovarian cancer in second late-stage study


Filmmaker George Lucas’ company loses California pregnancy bias lawsuit

Lucasfilm loses pregnancy lawsuit in California

Study: Heavy women have higher chance of a miscarriage after artificial reproduction

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When are those hot flashes coming? Scientists propose test that could predict menopause

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UK medical group says fetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks; no need to change abortion law

UK report: fetus can’t feel pain before 24 weeks

FDA panel unanimously backs safety and effectiveness of new morning after pill

FDA panel unanimously backs new morning after pill

Gates foundation pledges $1.5 billion over 5 years on maternal health programs abroad

Gates to spend $1.5 billion on women’s health

More teens using rhythm method for birth control, support single motherhood, CDC survey shows

Teen sex: More use rhythm method for birth control

CDC survey shows more teens using rhythm method for birth control, support single motherhood

More teens using rhythm method for birth control

Mexico’s Supreme Court upholds law giving rape victims morning-after birth control pill

Mexico upholds morning-after pill for rape victims

Jury clears NYC hospital of wrongdoing in kidney transplant-cancer case

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Ovarian cancer screening method shows promise in study; bigger one will see if it saves lives

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Prosecutor: Remains found by worker inside NJ trash truck were those of stillborn fetus

Remains of stillborn fetus found in NJ trash truck

Study: Higher rate of urban indigenous women experience nonconsenting first sexual encounters

Study: Health risks in urban Native women

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Native and American Indian women living in the nation’s urban centers are more than twice as likely to experience nonconsenting sexual intercourse in their first encounter, a new study shows.

After painful fibroids and scary surgery, Seimone Augustus aims to put health problems in past

Lynx’s Augustus aims to put scary surgery in past

Study: Fast treatment with Tamiflu or similar drugs saved many pregnant swine flu victims

swine flu

Study shows risks, benefits of tamoxifen, Evista for preventing breast cancer


Lancet reports drop in maternal childbirth deaths, says it was pressured not to publish story

Lancet: Sharp drop in maternal deaths worldwide

Study: Some prostate cancer patients have a slightly higher chance of a blood clot


Study says babies’ lives, health costs saved if 90 percent of US women breast-fed for 6 months

Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money

For some cancer patients, removing a breast doesn’t always mean living longer

Losing breast not always best for cancer patients

Study: Breast cancer survivors can safely become Moms, no proof pregnancy linked to relapse

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CDC study: More Hispanic women breast-feed their babies in East, more whites in West

CDC: Breast-feeding varies by race, place

ATLANTA — A new study confirms that Hispanic women generally breast-feed more than white and black women do. But it finds surprising regional differences in U.S. breast-feeding rates.

Experts: Up to a third of breast cancer cases can be avoided by eating less, exercising more

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