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    1. Later Menstruation Start, Finish May Extend Life

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose periods begin later and who experience menopause later in life are more likely to live to be 90, new research suggests. "Our study found that women who started menstruation at age 12 or older, experienced menop

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    2. Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests. "The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life determine our well-being

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    3. Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of being told she has "dense" breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how

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    4. Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women, the U.S. medical establishment isn't doing away with annual pelvic exams -- at least just yet. But a panel of U.S. medical experts has concluded there's no proof the dreaded checkup benefits healthy wome

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    5. Essential Nutrients Every Woman Needs

      Any woman who’s ever cared for a newborn can tell you -- it’s a lot of work. But after Amy Brennan had her second child, she says she was so tired she couldn’t function. “I was dealing with crippling fatigue almost to the point of not being able to care for my kids,” she says.  Even more troubling,

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    6. Lifesaving Tests for Women

      The right screening tests can make a huge difference to your health. Just ask Annette Prete, 66, of Lindenhurst, N.Y.  Every year, for as long as she can remember, she's made sure to get every exam her doctor recommended. When her mammogram results picked up some signs of breast cancer in 2012, she

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    7. How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life

      No matter your age, to keep your breasts healthy it helps to learn what's normal and what's not. It will put you on the lookout for changes that could be signs of trouble. Just like any part of your body, find out what to expect at different stages of life. "Knowing what your breasts look and feel l

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    8. Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says. "People who habitually put in a lot of l

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    9. Could Cranberry Juice Cut UTI Antibiotic Use?

      June 20, 2016 -- Drinking cranberry juice could help lessen the number of women needing antibiotics for urinary tract infections, a new study says. Women with a recent history of UTIs who drank an 8-ounce glass of the juice each day were less likely to have their symptoms return than those who didn'

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    10. Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the United States with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are more likely than men with the condition to suffer a stroke, a new study shows. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heart

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