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    1. FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication

      By Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making it easier for women to obtain a medication that induces abortion. Under changes announced Wednesday by the agency, women in most states who want the drug, called mifepr

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    2. 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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    3. Your Doctor's Past Records Tough to Find: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds. Thousands of practicing doctors in the United States are on probation for offenses suc

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Why Is PCOS Hard to Diagnose?

      As many as 15% of women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a group of symptoms including irregular periods, excess facial hair, acne, and trouble conceiving. Left unchecked, it can lead to type 2 diabetes and a higher risk of endometrial cancer. Yet 80 years after its discovery, no one has a def

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    10. 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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