The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it approved a proposal to make the morning-after pill available over the counter for women 15 years and older.
A large-scale HIV study that started in 2009 was cancelled due to the lack of evidence that the experiment had potential benefits in preventing HIV.
Women who have adequate levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop uterine fibroids than those with insufficient levels, a new study finds.
Researchers believe that the risk of dementia may be decreasing due to improved treatment for cardiovascular disease.
A new study has revealed that the mammogram rate for women did not decline after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49 in 2009.
Women infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa who fed their babies exclusively with breast milk beyond the infant's first four months of life had the lowest risk of transmitting the virus to babies through their milk, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Hair strands may be better than blood tests at determining cardiovascular risk, a new study suggests.
Alicia Keys is working with the Kaiser Family Foundation on a global campaign to raise awareness of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Experts say healthy women who are at an increased risk for breast cancer because of family or personal history should take drugs to lower their risk.
The measles epidemic continues to rise in Swansea to 588 confirmed cases, according to health officials in Wales.
Indian engineering students have invented "anti-rape underwear" that will deliver painful 3,800 kilovolt shocks to potential assailants.
Dental anesthesia given to young children has been linked to missing lower wisdom teeth.
New research shows that taking an aspirin just once a month could cut the risk of developing cancer by almost a fourth.
The next time you have a drink, consider replacing your usual with an Irish coffee. Finnish researchers found that heavy coffee consumption may protect men who drink alcohol against liver damage.
According to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, there were 17,754 suicide attempts among veterans last year and in July this year, 26 active-duty soldiers are believed to have committed suicide, the most ever recorded in a month since the U.S. Army began tracking such deaths.