| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:00 PM
UCLA professor Keisuke Iwamoto answered reader questions about the dangers of radiation exposure in a live Web chat Thursday.
Iwamoto, a faculty member at UCLA's Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, studies radiation exposure and how it can...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:30 PM
There is no more controversial practice in modern society than legalized abortion for nonmedical reasons.
That said, as South Dakota faces another challenge in federal court over another state law attempting to restrict performance of abortions, it...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Rep. Scott Randolph was trying to make a point about abortion last week when he used the word "uterus" on the floor of the State House.
It's a pretty common word when talking about reproductive rights — one that probably wouldn't even make your...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 3:34 PM
Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for...
| Dec 22, 2010
Christ was born into this world as an infant who grew into a boy and then a man. He came to save human beings and in the process mystified all, before and after his birth, and then after his death.
This mystery began with Mary, then Joseph, and spread...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 11:48 AM
Q. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz. has stripped St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, also in Phoenix, of its Catholic affiliation for performing emergency surgery on a woman that saved the woman's life but ended her pregnancy, which...
| Aug 6, 2010
After a miscarriage, the time a woman should wait before trying for another pregnancy is controversial. Some practitioners believe that there should be no wait time; the World Health Organization encourages women to wait at least six months.
| Aug 15, 2010
Each year in the United States, perhaps a few dozen pregnant women learn they are carrying a fetus at risk for a rare disorder known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The condition causes an accumulation of male hormones and can, in females, lead to...
| Jan 29, 2011
Margaret Simon spent the last four months of her pregnancy lying in bed on a doctor's orders, hoping to prevent a miscarriage and a preterm birth. As a result, Simon lost her job, struggled to care for her two older children and grew so unfit that she got...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 8:26 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Doctors in Argentina have removed a nearly 56-pound tumor from a woman's uterus which apparently made her look like she was pregnant with quintuplets.
The 54-year-old woman carried the massive tumor in her womb for 18 months....