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  1. Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women's faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn't detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved t

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  2. Heart Rate Linked to Women's Sexual Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lower resting heart rate variability may be more likely to have sexual problems, a new study suggests. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between heartbeats. Those changes in he

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  3. D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests. Dilation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgeries in obstetrics and gynec

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  4. Could These Common Pain-Relievers Lower Fertility?

    June 17, 2015 -- Young women who regularly use pain-relief medicines called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) might be seriously undermining their fertility, a new study suggests. The popular drugs, some of them available without a prescription, may hinder ovulation and lower levels of t

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  5. Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A program aimed at teaching women how to recognize dangerous situations and resist sexual coercion almost halved the risk of rape on three college campuses, a new study shows. "We expected that providing women with knowle

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  6. Panel: 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the debate about the benefits of mammography screening before age 50, a new research review finds "limited" evidence that screening prevents breast cancer deaths among women in their 40s. The results come from the

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  7. Always Tired? Your Thyroid May Be to Blame

    In today's you-can-do-it-all culture, it's hard to find a woman who doesn't feel tired. But it might not be a side effect of multitasking. An estimated 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid disease, and women are five to eight times more likely than men to have a thyroid problem. Even more

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  8. Persistent UTI Symptoms May Signal Bladder Cancer

    May 21, 2015 -- Urinary tract infection symptoms that don’t improve with time or treatment could point to bladder cancer, a new study suggests. That finding applies to both men and women, said lead researcher Kyle Richards, MD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during a press conference at t

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  9. Women's HRT and Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests. In the 1990s, millions of American women turned to hormone replacement thera

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  10. Hiccups? Many Women Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms that are unique to females, a new study says. Of 1,000 women surveyed, only one in 10 was aware that hiccups

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