Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds.

Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests.

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests.

Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds.

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Just a Little Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests.

For Breast Cancer Patients, Less Time on Hormonal Meds?

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with earlier-stage breast cancer may be able to spend less time on hormonal therapy without dimming their prognosis, a new study suggests.

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect.

Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newer versions of the birth control pill carry a similar increased risk of breast cancer as earlier ones that were abandoned in the 1990s, a new study reveals.

New Breast Cancer Drug May Benefit Younger Women, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug to standard treatment can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer in younger women, a new clinical trial has found.