Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many young female cancer survivors say they don't receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds.

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus has just tripled because cases are now being counted in a more comprehensive way, federal health officials said Friday.

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should be careful about taking medications.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests.

1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty percent of female doctors face sexual harassment on the job, new research shows.