| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research shows a painstaking surgical technique can help some men deemed infertile because of childhood cancer treatment to become fathers after all.
Many of the cancer treatments that can save lives also leave survivors...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 1:51 PM
This is 18-year-old Payton Fugler's first pregnancy.
"Yeah, I'm 24 weeks and carrying twins and it's a high-risk pregnancy," she says.
Fugler says she feels for other moms-to-be who are also at risk for preterm delivery. Especially those who have to...
| Oct 5, 2011
When tiny white blood cells known as macrophages run amok in your body, they can cause painful inflammation.
But Harris Perlman, associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, recently discovered a molecule he...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:00 AM
My mother often said, sometimes as a point of pride, that she was plastered when she went into labor with me. At her favorite restaurant, she had had a couple too many highballs the night I wanted out. At the Catholic hospital where I was delivered, two...
| 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 1, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Defying the odds, conjoined twins born critically ill last year in University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago have reached a major milestone: their first birthday.
Doctors did not expect Kaydon and Kameron Hayes to live this long, and even had...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:41 PM
With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets.
The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:54 AM
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| Jul 4, 2011
| 1:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Experts have blamed most of the risk for autism on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb. It suggests that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than was thought....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:42 PM
CHICAGO -- Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two studies released on Monday suggest.
In one, a team at Stanford University compared cases of autism...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:47 PM
A new study flies in the face of previous autism research and says it's the environment more than anything that leads to the disorder. Perhaps even behavior, habits and medication taken by the mother can all be causes.
The finding is sparking...