Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news when it comes to Zika's effect on infants: A case study suggests the virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth.

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who've had weight-loss surgery may have increased odds for premature delivery, researchers report.

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived during the winter are more likely to have learning disabilities, and a mother's exposure to sunlight may play a role, a new study suggests.

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking a joint provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Hormonal changes cause some new moms to lose hair after pregnancy. But there are things women can do to help their hair look fuller.

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of power morcellators -- cutting tools used in minimally invasive gynecological procedures -- has dropped significantly for hysterectomies since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned against their use two years ago, a new study finds.

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most new moms in the United States begin breast-feeding their babies at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, a new study finds.

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus.

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to relatively high levels of PCBs in the womb may have an increased risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.

Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women prefer to see female urologists, but there are far too few to meet a growing demand, a new study reports.