Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) appears to increase a pregnant woman's risk of excess bleeding following labor, researchers say.

Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests.

Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At first glance, it seems like a small ray of hope in the ongoing Zika epidemic hitting Latin America.

Another STD Spurs Concern

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium.

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are shipping test kits for the Zika virus to health departments around the country. They are to be used by pregnant women returning from Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus may be to blame for severe birth defects.

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests.

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows.

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests.