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  1. Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source -- the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands' little blue pills. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Via

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  2. European Morning-After Pill Ineffective in Heavier Women

    The label on a "morning-after" emergency contraceptive sold in Europe will be changed to alert consumers that it is not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. The new warning on the label of Norlevo will also caution that the pill starts to lose its effectiveness in women heavier than 16

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  3. How to Talk So Your Partner Will Listen

    You talk to your partner all the time, but do you communicate well? Probably not, a recent study suggests. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that most married couples don't communicate with their partners any better than they do with strangers. What gives? Scientists have a theory that

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  4. Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors suspect a patient has a urinary tract infection, they often request a urine sample so they can test for the presence of bacteria. Now, new research suggests this step may be unnecessary. Nearly one-quarter of wom

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  5. Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to have asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases, a new study says. Before puberty, boys are more likely than girls to have these health issues. But that changes when they become young adults, alle

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  6. Herbal Remedies for PMS

    Herbal remedies for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are among the vitamins and supplements women spend billions on each year. Of women who buy supplements, 4% do so to alleviate symptoms of PMS, according to one report. Some of the things they turn to include chaste tree extract (chasteberry), evening p

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  7. Habits That May Cause Constipation

    If you've ever been constipated, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Although laxatives can provide a short-term fix, making certain lifestyle changes can help solve the problem for good. Below, medical experts weigh in on seven habits you should avoid to improve your digestive health. 1. Inactivi

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  8. Will a Gadget Help You Sleep?

    You can’t sleep, so you turn on the white noise machine, slip on an eye mask, and spritz some lavender spray into the air. Will you nab some shut-eye now? Maybe -- but maybe not. We crave sleep, and yet most of us don’t get enough of it. Those who try often don’t get a quality snooze. In fact, 43% o

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  9. Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests. The HPV vaccine is currently recommended as a three-dose series, but do

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  10. Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer. In a Pap test, cells from the

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