The rates of early puberty for girls have doubled in a little more than a decade, a new study of girls between 6 and 8 years old finds.
Some doctors are concerned about relying too much on breast imaging exams that expose women to far higher doses of radiation than regular mammography. Over all, the U.S. population’s annual radiation dose from medical procedures increased sevenfold b...
For the vast majority of women who worry about their breast cancer risk but are wary of taking medicine, researchers and breast cancer specialists can dispense some helpful but ultimately limited advice.
Research published Friday indicates that bisphenol A levels in pregnant women vary widely. Scientists examined BPA levels in urine samples from 386 pregnant women in Cincinnati. About 90% of the women had detectable levels of bisphenol A.
Another study confirms that girls are reaching puberty earlier. Aside from the social dilemmas these kids may have to side step, early development is linked to obesity. And over time, the medical issues linked to obesity catapult national health care c...
Researchers have added a new item to the list of things not to drink or eat when you're pregnant - diet soda, because the regular consumption of carbonated beverages made with artificial sweeteners significantly increases the risk of preterm delivery.
Molly Scrutton's concerns over Brazilian Blowout, a hair smoother, led state and federal authorities in the United States and Canada to test the product for formaldehyde.
For women with a high risk of breast cancer because of genetic mutations or family history, yearly M.R.I. scans in addition to mammograms and breast exams may save lives, a new study finds.