August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Health

Insurers must cover birth control with no copays allowed

WASHINGTON   Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said this week in a decision with farreaching implications for health care as well as social mores.  More...

Strokes up among pregnant women, new moms

Strokes have spiked in the U.S. among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers report.  More...

For some, hypnosis can ease the pain, recovery of surgery

LONDON  As the surgeons cut into her neck, Marianne Marquis was thinking of the beach.  As she heard the doctors’ voices, she was imagining her toes in the sand, the water lapping.  More...