health

by

In Contraceptive Tech, the Apps Guess Is as Good as Yours

Last year, a small Swedish startup made waves with what it called the world's first form of "digital contraception." The company's product, a smartphone app called Natural Cycles, pairs with a thermometer to track women's basal temperature every day, then uses that data to make predictions about ovulation. Rather than curbing ovulation, like an oral

by

New Zealand bans vaginal mesh implants

Ministry of Health asks suppliers to stop marketing the mesh until they have proven its safety New Zealand has become the first major country to effectively ban vaginal mesh implants in response to safety concerns over the surgery. The countrys Ministry of Health announced on Monday that it had written to leading mesh suppliers asking

by

Get out and get married: Life as a young woman with HIV in Uganda

(CNN)In 2013, Jenipher Mukite’s whole life changed in an instant. While their mother was bedridden, unable to move or eat yet refusing to go to the hospital to seek medical help, they finally mustered the courage to ask. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. When it

by

Regular marijuana users have more sex, study says

(CNN)Dr. Michael Eisenberg, an assistant professor of urology, sees a lot of patients at the Stanford University Medical Center who have problems performing in the bedroom. There isn’t a lot of research on the topic. However, with marijuana becoming legal in a growing number of states, Eisenberg thought it’d be worth exploring. See the latest

by

Around the world, mothers have similar response to crying baby, study finds

(CNN)Researchers are learning more and more about the relationship a mother has with her baby. In the new study, moms from 11 countries consistently picked up, held and talked to their infants when they heard their infants sob. MRI scans were also taken of mothers’ brains, which revealed heightened activity in regions tied to caregiving,

by

The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesnt require a finger prick

Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology — it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require the user to prick themselves over and over for a blood sample. Today, the FDA cleared Abbot’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a device that