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August 27, 2005

Infertility Treatments and Postpartum Depression

Women who have healthy babies as a result of infertility treatments may be unlikely candidates for postpartum depression. But new research suggests they might be uniquely vulnerable. (FoxNews.com)

Posted by news editor at 05:41 AM

August 24, 2005

Fetal Pain Felt in 7th Month

A review of medical evidence has found that fetuses probably don't feel pain until the final months of pregnancy, a challenge to abortion opponents who hope discussions about fetal pain make women think twice about ending pregnancies. (USA Today)

Posted by news editor at 08:16 AM

August 20, 2005

Failure of Morning After Pill Does Not Affect Pregnancy

There do not appear to be any adverse consequences for the mother or the developing fetus in pregnancies that occur despite the use of the so-called "morning after" pill levonorgestrel, new research shows. (Yahoo)

Posted by news editor at 04:37 AM

August 15, 2005

Tylenol Linked to High Blood Pressure

Women taking daily amounts of non-aspirin painkillers — such as an extra-strength Tylenol — are more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who don’t, a new study suggests. (MSNBC)

Posted by news editor at 03:52 PM

August 03, 2005

Exercise Guidelines for Women

For the first time, researchers have established how much exercise women should be able to do for their age and found that their capacity is slightly lower than men's. It also declines a bit faster than men's as they grow older. (AP)

Posted by news editor at 04:02 PM

August 01, 2005

Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal

Most women getting a hysterectomy should keep their ovaries because the common extra step of removing them seems to do no good and might decrease their long-term survival, researchers report. (USA Today)

Posted by news editor at 04:55 PM