Study finds Catalina Island Conservancy contraception program effectively manages bison population
The wild bison roaming Catalina Island are a major attraction for the nearly 1 million tourists who visit the Channel Island's most popular destination every year. But managing the number of bison so that ...
World population to hit 10 bln, but 15 bln possible: UN
The world's population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
US reviews birth control pill safety over clot risk
The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is reviewing recently published studies which have pointed to an increased blood clot risk associated with a certain type of birth control pill.
Indian newlyweds offered cash to delay having children
While countries like Japan, Canada and Australia hand out "baby bonuses" to encourage people to have children, couples in one part of India are getting cash to do just the opposite.
Oral pill trial to halt HIV in women is stopped
A trial of an oral pill aimed at preventing HIV infection in African women has been halted due to poor results, the trial operator Family Health International announced this week.
AIDS prevention pill study halted; no benefit seen
Researchers are stopping a study that tests a daily pill to prevent infection with the AIDS virus in thousands of African women because partial results show no signs that the drug is doing any good.
Increased contraceptive supply linked to fewer unintended pregnancies
Rates of unintended pregnancies and abortions decrease significantly when women receive a one-year supply of oral contraceptives, instead of being prescribed one- or three-month supplies, a UCSF study shows.
Family planning programs have success in developing countries, but need to be expanded
While many researchers generally credit the desire for smaller families for the decline in fertility rates in developing, low-income countries, new research suggests that prevention of unwanted births may actually be a larger ...
High-caffeine-consuming boys get greater rush from caffeine than girls
Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list.
Do birth control pills cause weight gain? New research says no
According to research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false. The results of ...
US family physicians miss opportunities to discuss IUDs with patients
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception are safe and effective, but only a small fraction of women in the United States use them.
Study finds injectable and oral birth control do not adversely affect glucose and insulin levels
Fasting glucose and insulin levels remain within normal range for women using injectable or oral contraception, with only slight increases among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), commonly known as the ...
Childhood stroke study identifies the contraceptive pill and smoking as risk factors
Researchers are calling for clear guidelines on childhood stroke after a study, published in the November issue of Acta Paediatrica, found wide variations in time lag to diagnosis, investigation and treatment.
Cutting through the rhetoric on hunters vs. wildlife
The recent Timemagazine cover story "America's Pest Problem (Time to Cull the Herd)" pairs a provocative headline with a photograph of a slender white-tailed doe in a dewy wood. Although not a regular re ...