High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be affected by a number of unexpected factors, new research suggests.

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise a child's risk of autism, once other factors that could influence the risk are taken into account, two new studies suggest.

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although Zika virus is most well-known for the devastating neurological damage it can cause in the womb, a new study reports that some babies infected with Zika also may have lifelong vision impairment.

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to concerns about the harms of teenage pregnancy are new U.S. survey results that show 14 percent of teenage mothers-to-be smoke marijuana.

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond its known links to birth defects and other problems, the Zika virus may also trigger cases of epilepsy in infants, warn experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening rates are much lower among women with severe mental illness than among other women, a new study finds.

Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Residue from the firing of lead bullets poses a health risk at shooting ranges, a new study contends.

More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans are steadily rising in contrast to other racial/ethnic groups, a new study suggests.

Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that allows states to withhold family planning funds to clinics that provide abortion, including Planned Parenthood.

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hot flashes may be more than a troublesome nuisance for some women during menopause -- they may be a signal for increased risk of heart disease, new research suggests.