(Reuters Health) - For decades, doctors have told parents to talk to kids as often as possible to help build speech and language skills. Now, a new study suggests that how parents talk to children may matter just as much as how much time they spend talking.
The hormones in birth control pills can affect the body in various ways. In some people, the pills cause an increase in breast size. However, this change is usually temporary, and it may reverse within a few months. In this article, learn how birth control pills can affect breast size and other side effects.
Many U.S. doctors don't discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary, two new studies suggest.
Eating a healthful diet is particularly important during pregnancy. The right nutrients help the fetus to develop and grow as it should. Pregnant women should eat a variety of fruits to provide them with healthful nutrients that may also help to relieve their symptoms. Learn which fruits to eat during pregnancy here.
Adele has posted an Instagram message supporting her best friend who's recovering from postpartum psychosis.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Although doctors can very rarely cure CLL, survival rates for this cancer are typically good. A person’s life expectancy for CLL depends on how far the cancer has progressed and when they receive treatment. Learn more here.
Each person's vagina and vulva are unique, and there is wide variation between people. Labial hypertrophy is when one or both vaginal lips, or labia, are larger than usual. This is normal and not a cause for concern. Some people choose to have surgery for cosmetic reasons. Learn more about vaginal hypertrophy here.
Skipping one or more periods using the birth control pill is usually safe and poses few risks. A person may want to skip a period to avoid discomfort, for convenience, or for other reasons. Learn how to skip a period using birth control here. We also look at types of birth control that reduce the frequency of periods.
(Reuters Health) - State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) don't appear to influence adolescents' choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.