Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones.

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to moms who were exposed to high levels of air pollution late in pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing autism, a U.S. study suggests.

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While women's hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy are well-known, new research shows that men experience swings of their own as their partner's pregnancy progresses.

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of syphilis in the United States jumped 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75 percent of the increase, U.S health officials reported Tuesday.

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical professionals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends.

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who survive Ebola should wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recovering from the deadly disease, a new study shows.

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a woman's first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report.

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer.

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.