Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The initial portion of ejaculate is most likely to lead to conception, a small new study suggests.

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the percentage of hospitals that send breast-feeding mothers home with formula packs has fallen dramatically during the last several years, about one-third of U.S. hospitals still do so, newly released data shows.

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk arebeing screened, a new study suggests.

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report.

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's gender appears to affect a mother's risk for diabetes during pregnancy -- called gestational diabetes -- and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.