- Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA Updated: Jun-02-15 10:00 am
WASHINGTON - The makers of a pill intended to boost sexual desire in women will try again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval after two rejections.
- March of Dimes to announce new research center in Chicago Updated: Jun-02-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - A leading nonprofit group is bringing together researchers at three medical institutions - including two in Chicago - to focus on how gene functions affect premature birth.
- NYC schools can show students how to use condoms Updated: Jun-01-15 7:49 pm
NEW YORK - New York City public high schools can show students how to use condoms in high school health classes, a change from a previous policy that did not allow such demonstrations in classrooms.
- Proposal would cut Medicaid coverage for some pregnant women Updated: Jun-01-15 11:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State senators are taking a hard look at a proposal in Republican Gov. John Kasich's budget that would eliminate Medicaid health coverage for certain pregnant women and others who the administration says can get insurance through the federal marketplace.
- Police say fetus found in sewage plant likely miscarried Updated: May-30-15 2:46 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - Police say a 7-inch-long fetus discovered at a Wailuku-Kahului sewage treatment plant was likely a miscarriage that could not have survived outside of its mother's womb.
- A look at the past week in the Oregon Legislature Updated: May-30-15 2:19 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Here's a look at highlights of the past week in the Oregon Legislature:
- Newton mom sentenced following 12-year-daughter's pregnancy Updated: May-30-15 2:05 pm
NEWTON, Iowa - A Newton mother convicted of child endangerment after her 12-year-old daughter became pregnant is now serving a 10-day jail sentence in the case.
- Prototype for 1st home pregnancy test going to auction Updated: May-28-15 12:08 pm
NEW YORK - The prototype for the first home pregnancy test is going on the auction block in New York City.
- Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase Updated: May-27-15 9:47 am
BERLIN - Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.
- California bill compels abortion notice at pregnancy centers Updated: May-26-15 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians who visit crisis pregnancy centers must know whether the facility is licensed and that abortion is an option under legislation advanced Tuesday by the state Assembly.
- Porn actors say proposed safety rules go too far Updated: May-25-15 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES - A state proposal that would roll out strict safety standards for California pornography productions to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases has drawn criticism from adult film workers who feel the regulations go too far.
- Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners Updated: May-25-15 1:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without examining them.
- Court won't exempt Notre Dame from birth control provision Updated: May-20-15 7:10 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students and staff.
- House to weigh expanding STD treatment to patients' partners Updated: May-20-15 10:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House plans to vote on a proposal to allow health professionals to treat the partners of patients with chlamydia, trichomoniasis or gonorrhea without first examining them.
- Bill expanding birth control access in Oregon revived Updated: May-19-15 8:24 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A bill allowing women to access birth control without a doctor's prescription is once again moving through the Legislature after stalling in committee.
- US: Myanmar legislation on birth control 'dangerous' Updated: May-19-15 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Myanmar's parliament is dangerous and could undermine the democratic hopes of minority groups.
- Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies Updated: May-16-15 7:55 pm
NEW YORK - When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today.
- Feds close insurance loopholes on preventive care Updated: May-11-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.
- New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care Updated: May-11-15 3:37 pm
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
- Woman paralyzed after childbirth awarded $35.4M in lawsuit Updated: May-08-15 3:04 am
DEDHAM, Massachusetts - Officials say a Massachusetts woman who became paralyzed following childbirth has been awarded $35.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Correction: Preemie Survival story Updated: May-07-15 12:22 pm
In a story May 6 about extremely premature babies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 5½-year-old Dexter Brandy needs oxygen when he sleeps. He stopped needing oxygen at 10 months, his mother said.
- Mother says she was told to stop breastfeeding in court Updated: May-07-15 2:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - A mother says she was told to stop breastfeeding her baby during a hearing at a Lansing court, leading to a planned protest by a group of women.
- Pennsylvania's 1st breast milk bank to open in Pittsburgh Updated: May-06-15 4:44 pm
PITTSBURGH - The first breast milk bank that will service the entire state is set to open in Pittsburgh in late summer or early fall.
- NY enacting workplace pregnancy rights Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has passed bills intended to ensure workplace rights for pregnant employees and prohibit sexual harassment at even the smallest businesses.