Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- One of the first steps expectant moms should take is to protect a growing fetus from harmful infections, including group B strep.

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive either breast or thyroid cancer may be at increased risk for the other tumor type, according to a new analysis.

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with a male sexual partner who has traveled to, or lives in, an area affected by active Zika virus transmission should refrain from sex or use condoms during sex until the pregnancy is over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised on Thursday.

Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.

Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests.

Steroids Might Help More Than Just Very Premature Babies: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving steroids to pregnant women at risk for late preterm delivery may reduce the risk of severe respiratory problems in their babies, a new study finds.

Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Red Cross on Wednesday asked potential blood donors who have traveled to areas where Zika infection is active to wait 28 days before giving blood.