By Kerry Grens | Feb 22, 2013 09:39 AM EST
In a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say U.S. researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the devices.
By Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2012 11:53 AM EDT
Although trans fats raise your levels of "bad" cholesterol, they don't appear to have lasting impacts on your blood sugar.
By Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2012 09:56 AM EDT
School-based programs aimed at getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables were somewhat successful in a new review of the interventions - although kids were more likely to up their servings of fruit than vegetables.
By Kerry Grens | Sep 06, 2012 09:41 AM EDT
Trying to stop smoking? Smokers have considerably more success when they use nicotine patches or prescription medications than when they try to go it alone.
By Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2012 09:01 AM EDT
Mercury and omega-3 fatty acids - both found in fish - appear to have opposite links to heart health, scientists have found.
By Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2012 09:58 AM EDT
One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. - close to two million Americans - have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem
By Kerry Grens | Aug 10, 2012 09:06 AM EDT
A sizable share of the U.S. organizations recruiting egg donors online don't adhere to ethical guidelines.
By Kerry Grens | Jul 13, 2012 09:37 AM EDT
One in eight people with the painful condition fibromyalgia self-medicate with pot and other cannabis products.
By Kerry Grens | Jul 04, 2012 12:53 PM EDT
The breathing problems caused by sleep apnea appear to worsen during the colder months of the year.