Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk.

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with grandchildren are more likely to retire early, according to a new study.

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say.

Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared.

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites.

Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds.

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.