Women's Health News

Health Diaries > Health News > Women's Health News > April 2006

April 19, 2006

Brooke Shields Gives Birth to Daughter

Actress Brooke Shields has given birth to her second child with television writer Chris Henchy. The baby will be named Grier Hammond Henchy. (rte.ie)

Posted by news editor at 7:19 PM

Cruise and Holmes Have A New Baby

Ten months after her whirlwind engagement to Tom Cruise, actress Katie Holmes gave birth on Tuesday to the couple's first child, a 3.4-kilogram girl named Suri. (theage.com)

Posted by news editor at 7:09 PM

April 13, 2006

Questions About Estrogen and Progestin

A growing body of evidence shows that progestin, when combined with estrogen in postmenopausal women, has its own set of problems, leading some doctors to question the dogma of combination hormone therapy. (USA TODAY)

Posted by news editor at 7:49 PM

April 10, 2006

Gwyneth Paltrow Gives Birth to Baby Moses

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth during the weekend to her second child with rock star husband Chris Martin, a son the couple has named Moses, People magazine reported on Monday. (REUTERS)

Posted by news editor at 12:36 PM

April 7, 2006

High Platinum Levels Found in Silicone Breast Implants

Researchers have found a new reason for possible concern about the safety of silicone gel breast implants: high and potentially hazardous levels of the metal platinum in some women who had silicone implants in their bodies for many years. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 5:27 AM

April 2, 2006

Marijuana Affects Fertility Treatment Outcome

The likelihood of a good outcome of fertility treatment is reduced if either the man or the woman uses marijuana, compared with couples that don't use it, the results of a new study suggests. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor at 9:35 AM

Episiotomies May Not Be Necessary

Obstetricians should avoid performing an episiotomy to aid childbirth unless there is a risk of severe tearing or need to speed up a difficult delivery, the group representing doctors dealing with health care for women said on Friday. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor at 9:23 AM