Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

July 10, 2014

Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Some Companies Don’t Have to Offer Free Birth Control, Supreme Court Says

June 30, 2014

Family-owned companies don’t have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Surgery Isn’t Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

May 19, 2014

Breast-feeding, birth control pills and having fallopian tubes tied may help reduce ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA gene mutations, a new review suggests.

Nearly 70% of Americans Support Birth Control Coverage Under Obamacare

April 22, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law’s mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds.

Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

April 10, 2014

Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

April 8, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group — [...]

Obesity, ‘The Pill’ May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests

February 28, 2014

Obesity and birth control pills may play some role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), two new studies suggest.

U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973

February 4, 2014

The U.S. abortion rate in 2011 was the lowest it has been since 1973, and advances in contraception methods might be part of the reason why, a new report suggests.

Obama Administration Stands by Contraception Rule

January 3, 2014

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The Obama administration on Friday contested U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s decision temporarily exempting an order of Catholic nuns from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
Under the health-reform law, most employer health plans are required to cover U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved birth [...]

Troubled Launch of ‘Obamacare’ Tops Health News for 2013

December 30, 2013

As 2013 nears to a close, the year’s top health news story — the fumbled debut of the Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare — continues to grab headlines.

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