Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in Zika-affected countries might reduce their risk of infection during pregnancy by timing conception with periods of low mosquito activity, a new study suggests.

'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who communicated via social media after a breast cancer diagnosis and received information and/or support about treatment approaches were happier with their ultimate decisions, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

(HealthDay News) -- Sleeping comfortably can be a struggle during pregnancy, especially in the later months. A special pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night's rest.

Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers are reporting a case of miscarriage tied to maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth, a new study says.

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes -- diabetes during pregnancy -- and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds.

Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose periods begin later and who experience menopause later in life are more likely to live to be 90, new research suggests.

Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause, and the insomnia that often goes along with it, can speed aging in women, two new studies suggest.

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.