| Feb 11, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Almost 39 weeks ago, Kristine Casey set out on an unusual journey to help her daughter and answer a spiritual calling.
Her goal was achieved late Wednesday when she gave birth to her own grandson at age 61.
Casey, possibly the oldest woman to give birth...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:10 PM
Hey guys! Boxers or briefs? It's one of many questions doctors are asking men these days. It turns out more men are having trouble knocking up their wives or girlfriends.
“I think that folks recognize now that infertility isn't just a woman's issue...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Kansas launched an inspection Wednesday of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, ahead of decisions by the health department that could leave the state as the first in the nation without any licensed abortion providers.
Three inspectors from...
| Jul 7, 2011
Cicelyann Perkins is a shadow of her former self--just a few short years ago she was much heavier--those were the days before her weight loss surgery in 2007.
"Going in I think I was 246," Cicelyann said with a laugh. "I try not to remember that--as of...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:46 AM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.
The new strain of the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 12:47 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy men are more likely than their normal-weight peers to have low sperm counts or no sperm production at all, suggests a new report.
The review of past studies can't prove that overweight or obese men will have more trouble...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Many women became used to having a Pap smear annually to check for cervical cancer, but recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have updated the timeline. Now, most women will need the test every five years. Cancer experts...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:11 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women trying to get pregnant, moderate exercise is tied to more success, according to a new study. However, with exception of overweight and obese women, women who exercise vigorously take a longer time to conceive....
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:33 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization and say their discovery could in future help couples who suffer from infertility.
In a study in the journal Science,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 2:45 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The heavier a woman is, the more trouble she may have getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, suggests a large U.S. study.
Researchers found that women who were overweight or obese were...
| Apr 12, 2012
With the fast-paced lifestyles and time-consuming jobs that many women are committed to these days, it seems that more and more women are trying to have children only to find out that it is "too late." Recent advances in medicine now allow women the...