Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

August 25, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on [...]


Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on [...]


Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

August 1, 2014

Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests.


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.



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