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  1. Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed. Sleeping. That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 percent the likelihood a

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  2. Early Onset Hot Flashes and Heart Disease Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start having hot flashes at a younger age may be at increased risk for heart disease, according to two studies conducted by the same team of researchers. One of the studies also found that women who have more f

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  3. Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths Questioned

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmless growths in the thyroid gland are common, and a new study suggests they don't need to be monitored as closely as current guidelines recommend. The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes hormones involved in met

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  4. Fluoride in Water and Underactive Thyroid Rates

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, ex

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  5. Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals. The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group. "Young women

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  6. Women's Libido Pill Resubmitted for FDA Approval

    Feb. 17, 2015 -- A drug meant to boost women's sexual desire is being resubmitted for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, after being rejected by the agency twice in recent years. The refiled application for the drug flibanserin comes after a recent lobbying effort by women's groups, consume

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  7. Mercury in Seafood and Women's Autoimmune Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's immune response goes awry and starts to attack healt

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  8. Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual pain is common after childbirth, a new study indicates. Nearly nine in 10 women experience pain the first time they have sexual intercourse after childbirth. What's more, almost one-quarter still report painful s

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  9. Infection Likely Cause of Post-Surgery Readmission

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections are the most likely reason people end up back in the hospital after surgery, a new study finds. Of nearly 500,000 operations studied, 6 percent of the patients were readmitted for surgical complications within

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  10. Pesticides, Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extensive exposure to common chemicals appears to be linked to an earlier start of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that menopause typically begins two to four years earlier in women whose bodies have

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