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  1. Vitamin D Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates. "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent

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  2. Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heating and cooling system settings in office buildings are based on men's needs and could result in excess energy use, a new study suggests. Temperature standards in office buildings are based in part on the resting metabo

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  3. Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting. The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their

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  4. 6 Quick Ways to Boost Energy

    Are you all too familiar with the afternoon slump? Even after a decent night’s sleep, you might still find yourself struggling to power through the day. Kick your energy level up a notch with these tips. You won't feel wired when it’s time to wind down, either. The type of breakfast you choose can m

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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. 'Pap' Test Rule Changes Tied to STD Testing Drop

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chlamydia -- a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility

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  7. Mammogram Radiation May Be Lower Than Thought

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends. The new research estimates that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is anywher

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  8. Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer a stroke may have better odds of recovering without disabilities if they're given uric acid along with standard "clot-busting" medication, a new study suggests. Men, on the other hand, may not be so fortunat

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  9. Mammograms May Cause Breast Cancer 'Overdiagnosis'

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more s

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  10. 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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