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  • Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

    May 20, 2016 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests. In a change announced... more »
  • Teen birth rates decline more than 30 percent

    May 12, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Department of Health and Hospitals reports both Louisiana and the nation have seen declines in teenage birth rates over the past decade. DHH Secretary Rebekah Gee says that’s something to celebrate. “Fewer teen births means that more of our children will be able... more »
  • The Struggles of infertility Play Video

    February 5, 2016 12:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many couples can't wait to welcome a new bundle of joy into the world, but for some, it's not so easy. They spend staggering amounts of money on treatments since they can't conceive on their own, but there's no guarantee the pricey procedures will work. News... more »
  • Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

    February 1, 2016 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal. We share our bodies with microbes that help keep us healthy from birth. Typically babies... more »
  • No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research

    December 3, 2015 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Organizers of an international summit say a tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to attempt in pregnancy, but they're calling for more laboratory research with the revolutionary technology. Editing the human genetic code promises to lead to long sought cures for intractable diseases. But... more »
  • Pot use in pregnancy may pose risks; warnings needed: AMA

    November 17, 2015 1:11 PM

    CHICAGO - The American Medical Association is pushing for warning signs about marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Pot's potential harms include premature birth, low birth weight and attention problems in children. The AMA says warnings should be posted at dispensaries that sell pot and on packages of marijuana... more »
  • Mom imprisoned for giving abortion pills to teen

    September 7, 2014 12:02 PM

    DANVILLE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison for helping to end her teen daughter's pregnancy by giving her pills purchased online. 39-year-old Jennifer Ann Whalen of Washingtonville was sentenced Friday to nine to 18 months behind bars after pleading guilty to performing an illegal abortion. Whalen... more »
  • EEOC issues new guidelines for pregnant workers

    July 15, 2014 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's update makes it clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment of pregnant women by employers is illegal. The guidelines... more »
  • Study says inducing labor may be tied to autism

    August 12, 2013 3:15 PM

    CHICAGO - A large study suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor. The results are preliminary and autism experts say they need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women. It's possible that labor-inducing drugs might increase the risk - or... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for May 10 Play Video

    May 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are the 2 Your Health stories for May 10, 2013. Americans love to eat out, but cooking your own meals is better for waistlines. "It is the easiest thing you can do to improve your health," said Michael Pollan, author of the new book... more »
  • Health stories for March 7, 2013 Play Video

    March 7, 2013 6:21 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 7, 2013 - Daylight savings time starts this weekend, and the lost hour of sleep could leave you feeling crabby and tired. A consistent lack of sleep increases your risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. ... more »
  • Health stories for March 4, 2013 Play Video

    March 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 4, 2013 - A long-suspected side effect of pregnancy, may have been confirmed. A new study shows pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of women's feet. Flat feet are a common problem for pregnant women.... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 19, 2013 Play Video

    February 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 19, 2013 - Expecting moms may want to stay away from caffeine. It's been tied to longer pregnancies and low-birth weight. Caffeine can get to the child through the placenta, like other nutrients, but the developing... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 Play Video

    February 7, 2013 6:22 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 - No matter who you are, you've felt stressed. Now there's new health concerns that come from dealing with too much stress. Among the things that can trigger stress is personal health concerns, which... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
  • Health stories for Jan. 30, 2013 Play Video

    January 30, 2013 1:19 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 39, 2013 - Timing may be everything when it comes to eating and losing weight. A new study shows people who eat a bigger meal later in the day lose less weight than those who ate earlier.... more »

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