Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who've pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.

Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a strong link between exposure to high levels of radon in the home and women's risk of blood cancers.

Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black women who like to wear their hair pulled back tightly may be increasing their risk of hair loss, new research suggests.

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby.

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they've just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.