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    1. Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have endometriosis, the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus, may face a 60 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women without the disorder, a new study suggests. The potential

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    2. Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you need your thyroid gland removed, choosing a surgeon who performs more than 25 thyroid removals a year might minimize your risks, a new study suggests. "This is a very technical operation, and patients should feel e

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    3. Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant

      FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cleveland Clinic surgeons this week performed the nation's first uterus transplant, an experimental procedure offering women without a womb the possibility of pregnancy. The transplanted uterus came from a deceased donor, and the 26-year-old recipient was in

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    4. Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice does not cure a urinary tract infection, a doctor says. Many people drink cranberry juice in an attempt to ease their symptoms, but it will do nothing to help them, said Dr. Ti

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    5. Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an anxiety disorder may have less blood going to their heart when exercising, according to a new study -- and researchers suggest doctors may sometimes miss signs of heart disease in these women. In women who

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    6. More American Women Opting for Mastectomy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More women in the United States are undergoing mastectomies, even though the overall rate of breast cancer has remained stable, a new federal government report reveals. The rate at which American women opted for mastectomy

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    7. Women With Asthma May Have Fertility Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests. The study included 245 women, aged 23 to 45, who had unexplained fertility probl

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    8. Better Sleep, Less Stress

      An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can make you feel lousy. But there’s plenty you can do to feel better and take away a lot of the stress that comes with the condition. Your day-to-day habits can make a big difference. That means more than just taking your medicine as prescribed.

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    9. Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks in women often have different causes and symptoms than those in men, and they're deadlier, too. That's the premise of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) that hopes to raise awa

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    10. Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The average age that American women have their first baby continues to rise, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. From 2000 to 2014, the age of first-time mothers increased 1.4 years -- from 24.9 years old on avera

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