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    1. Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows. And a second study finds U.S. teens are another group that continues to struggle w

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    2. Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you're a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe. That's the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety a

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    3. Cancer Screening Tests Every Woman Should Get

      As you write up your health to-do list this year, don't forget to ask your doctor which cancer screening tests you need and when to have them. They can help you catch the disease early, when it's easier to treat. A screening test can often find this type of cancer when a lump is too small for you to

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    4. Home Radon May Be Linked to Women's Blood Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a strong link between exposure to high levels of radon in the home and women's risk of blood cancers. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. It's

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    5. Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends. Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each

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    6. Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities Persist: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A report card on Americans' health finds that racial and ethnic disparities persist, with significant gaps in obesity, cesarean births and dental care. But advances have been made in some important areas, including inf

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    7. Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. "We saw a modest increased risk of heart disease associated with longer duration of rotating night shift w

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    8. Yeast Infection Drug May Raise Miscarriage Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should use caution when prescribing the antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy because it may raise the risk of miscarriage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Fluconazole (brand name Diflucan) is

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    9. Toxic Shock Cases: More Than a Blip?

      April 21, 2016 -- Rylie Whitten used tampons from the time she started getting her period, like most of her peers. She didn’t expect that using a different brand for a few hours at the end of her period would nearly kill her. The 15-year-old from Greenville, MI, was one of five Michigan teens who fe

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    10. About Half of Women Benefit From Mammograms at 40?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that all women turning 40 should get a breast cancer risk assessment, since half of them may have risks that are high enough to warrant annual mammograms right away. The finding is important beca

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