More Than a Third of American Women Are Obese

And just under a third are overweight.

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Having D&C Procedures May Raise Your Risk of Preterm Birth Later

A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests.

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Good News: The Teen Birth Rate Fell in 2014

The overall birth rate in the United States rose a bit for the first time in seven years in 2014, according to new federal government data.

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Being Exposed to DDT Before Birth May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk Now

Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pesticide, a new study contends.

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Apple Finally Adds Period Tracker to Its Health App

The feature’s due on iPhones everywhere this fall.

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Is Breast Cancer Being Overtreated?

Many breast cancer patients wrongly believe that having both breasts removed — a double mastectomy — will improve their chance of survival, a new study finds.

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The Facts About Newer Birth Control Pills and Blood Clot Risk

Newer forms of the birth control pill—brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen—are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

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The Surprising Health Risk of Being Pregnant With A Boy

A baby’s gender appears to affect a mother’s risk for diabetes during pregnancy — called gestational diabetes — and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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Guess What? You Don’t Need to Wash Your Vagina

Your local drugstore is likely packed with products promising you cleaner nether regions. Here’s why you don’t need them.

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Does Period Sex Raise Your Risk of Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines only the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of it—around the ovaries, bowel and other areas in your pelvis. It can cause seriously painful periods as well as a host of other frustrating symptoms.

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