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  1. FDA OK's Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

    Feb. 27, 2013 -- The FDA has approved Osphena for treating moderate-to-severe pain during sex in postmenopausal women. The condition, called dyspareunia, is associated with declining levels of estrogen during menopause, which leads to atrophy of the vulva and vagina, often resulting in pain during s

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  2. Personal Best: Q&A With Katharine McPhee

    The second season of NBC's musical drama Smash has fresh stars and characters, new music, and surprising plot lines. Look for singer, songwriter, and actress Katharine McPhee, 28, to stay the musical and dramatic course of her Midwestern character, Karen Cartwright. McPhee herself hails originally f

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  3. Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American women know the pain and emotional tumult of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. But a new study finds that diets full of iron from plant-based sources might help ease the condition. Women who ate in this way wer

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  4. Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older women should not take calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures, according to a final recommendation issued Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In healthy adults, lower doses of c

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  5. Medical Groups Warn About Unnecessary Tests

    Dozens of types of tests and treatments are too often recommended by doctors when patients don't need them, according to a warning issued Thursday by a coalition of leading medical groups in the United States. This unnecessary care wastes time and money and sometimes causes harm to patients, accordi

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  6. Household Chemicals Linked to Arthritis in Women

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a first, a new analysis suggests that the greater a woman's exposure to a type of common chemical compound called PFCs, the greater her risk for developing osteoarthritis. Researchers did not find

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  7. Calcium Supplements May Raise Women's Heart Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests. Both men and wome

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  8. Glass Fragments Spur Recall of Lean Cuisine Dish

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Glass Fragments Spur Recall of Lean Cuisine Products Reports of glass fragments in some Lean Cuisine ravioli dinners has prompted Nestle Co. to recall certain lots of the product, according to a c

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  9. Blizzard 2013: Preparation & Getting Through It

    Feb. 7, 2013 --The major blizzard predicted to hit the Northeast and New England on Friday may dump as much as 2 feet of snow from New York City to Maine, the National Weather Service predicts. Winds may gust to 75 miles per hour. If history repeats, major power outages, treacherous roads, and downe

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  10. Is There a Pill for Women's Sex Drive?

    Drug companies have long tried to make a drug that can fire up a woman’s libido.  So far, the FDA hasn't approved any drug for that purpose. "There is no 'one size fits all' medication for sexual dysfunction," says Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD, clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality i

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