Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that higher tobacco prices in the United States could save hundreds of infant lives every year by discouraging more women from smoking during and after pregnancy.

Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests.

Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More poor women are being screened for breast cancer due to expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new study finds.

Could Your 'Holiday Blues' Be Seasonal Affective Disorder?

SUNDAY, Nov. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who think they have the holiday blues may actually have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), an expert suggests.

Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy may not improve the odds of motherhood for women with a history of miscarriage, a new study finds.

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby, at least in British hospitals, a new study finds.

Women Starting to Match Men's Drinking Habits, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women are catching up to men when it comes to using and abusing alcohol, a new government report shows.

Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life.

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breast-feed -- a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women's health experts say.