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  1. Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes appears to pose a greater risk to heart health for women than men, a new analysis of current research contends. "The risk of coronary heart disease conferred by diabetes is between 40 percent to 50 percent grea

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  2. Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. women still see breast cancer as a bigger killer than lung cancer, despite the fact that lung cancer kills more Americans each year -- women and men -- than any other cancer. That's one of the findings from a new America

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  3. More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government data confirms the trend: the average age when women have their first babies continues to increase. For the last four decades, women, on average, have been having first babies later in life than eve

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  4. Surgeries Equally Effective for Women With Poor Leg Circulation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive treatment for narrowing of the arteries in the legs, hands and feet is as effective in women as in men. That's the main finding from a study that looked at the effects of artery-opening treatments such

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  5. Sales Halted for Uterine Fibroid Surgery Device

    May 1, 2014 -- Sales of a device used in surgery to remove uterine fibroids have been halted due to concerns that they may worsen a rare but deadly type of cancer, Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday. The company noted that while worldwide sales, distribution and promotion of the device -- called a morce

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  6. More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A federal task force is poised to advise doctors to regularly screen all sexually active American women and girls up to age 24 for the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea, which often don't have outward

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  7. FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The FDA said that the proced

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  8. Q&A With Regina Hall

    You've had a busy year, with two movie releases last fall (The Best Man Holiday and About Last Night) and soon the premiere of Think Like a Man Too and a new television series (Married). How does that feel? "It feels great, especially at this point in my life. This is when they say a woman's career

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  9. Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says. African Americans and Asians are much more li

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  10. Personal Best: Q&A With Alison Sweeney

    Alison Sweeney can be in several places at once and make it look easy. Take her two TV shows. She wrapped her 12th consecutive season as host of NBC's The Biggest Loser early in February. And after 21 years as troublemaker Sami Brady on that network's daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, she's leaving

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