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Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you take Ritalin or Concerta for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and you plan to become pregnant, you might want to talk to your doctor about switching your medication first.

Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fire and smoke from the wildfires raging in Southern California aren't just destroying homes and lives, they're a serious health risk, as well.

Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence is assuming a greater role in many walks of life, with research suggesting it may even help doctors diagnose disease.

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

(HealthDay News) -- The flu may be dangerous enough, but it's even more of a threat for women who are pregnant.

Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds.

Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests.

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests.

Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds.

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