Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and mildly obese women with heart failure may live significantly longer than similarly heavy men with the progressive disease, a new study suggests.

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who served in Vietnam may be at far greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than female military service members who were stationed in the United States during that war, a new study finds.

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sex at any time in a woman's monthly cycle may trigger immune system changes that boost the likelihood of getting pregnant, a new study suggests.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds.

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says.

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with drug withdrawal syndrome are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those without the condition, a new study finds.

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals have made significant improvements to breast-feeding support programs in recent years, providing better help to new mothers, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman's kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth.

Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is expected to bring about a host of health harms, and a new study suggests that a surprising addition to that list might be an increase in the number of low birth weight babies born in poor nations.