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    1. 'Containment' Bag OK'd for Some Uterine Surgeries

      THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would permit limited use of a "tissue containment system" in conjunction with laparoscopic power morcellators -- devices that grind up tissue in gynecological surgeries. But the FDA still warns agai

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    2. This Fibroid Treatment Boosts Women's Sex Lives

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with bothersome uterine fibroids saw improvements in their sex lives and significant symptom relief a year after undergoing a type of non-surgical treatment called uterine fibroid embolization, a French study finds

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    3. Underactive Thyroid May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

      MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, may be at greater risk for type 2 diabetes -- even if their thyroid hormone levels are kept within normal range, a new study finds. As the Dutch researchers explained, thyroid hormones are essential for

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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