Pregnant women who eat canned vegetables or work as cashiers show the highest levels of bisphenol A, the estrogen-mimicking chemical, according to a new study.
Girls in the U.S. may be continuing to hit puberty at earlier ages, according to new research. The findings suggest earlier development than what was reported in a 1997 study and show a worrying pattern, say the study's authors, led by Dr. Frank Biro o...
Scientists have just confirmed what obstetricians knew anecdotally for years — that women under stress can have a difficult time getting pregnant. What’s new: Biochemical markers quantified the degree of stress — and potentially the type — affe...
After vaccines and bed nets, could the humble cooking stove be the next big idea to save millions of lives in poor countries? Hillary Clinton, America’s secretary of state, hopes so.
A gender-bending chemical found in babies' bottles may raise their odds of prostate cancer in later life, scientists have warned.
Researchers in Beijing have found a cancer-causing hormone that could impair fertility and damage liver and kidney functions in many personal care products in China's domestic markets.
New research adds further evidence that girls are entering puberty at younger and younger ages, with implications for their physical and mental health. One of the main contributors to early puberty is thought to be increasing body weight and obesity ra...
Death rates from breast cancer have fallen markedly in Europe in the past 20 years thanks largely to better screening and treatment policies, with Britain and Iceland leading the way, scientists said on Thursday.
A new study suggests that increased awareness and improved treatments rather than mammograms are the main force in reducing the breast cancer death rate.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., on Tuesday asked federal agencies to investigate two hair-smoothing products shown in recent Oregon tests to contain high levels of formaldehyde, even when labeled "formaldehyde-free."