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    1. 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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    2. Pre-Pregnancy Potatoes and Gestational Diabetes

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. A woman's risk of gestational diabetes seemed to increase by 27 percent if she regularly consumed

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    3. Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammograms benefit elderly women, a new study indicates. Previous research has shown that mammography screening reduces breast cancer deaths among women up to age 74, but there is little information about women ol

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    4. Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A well-known antifungal drug used for vaginal yeast infections may be linked to a slightly increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study of more than 1.4 million Danish pregnancies. Of the more than 3,300 women who

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    5. Suppository Eases Vaginal Dryness in Small Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For postmenopausal women, suppositories containing the hormone DHEA may reduce vaginal dryness, discomfort and pain during sex without raising overall estrogen levels, researchers report. DHEA is an anti-aging hormone prod

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    6. FDA Tightens Rules on Mesh Implants for Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened rules regarding the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse in women. The devices were reclassified on Monday from a "moderate" to "high" risk categ

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    7. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

      Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body. But you need to keep up with your treatment if you want to avoid serious complications. Thyroid medication can make many of the problems below go away. But if hypothyroidism is left untreated, here’s what you can

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    8. Exercises for an Underactive Thyroid

      If you have an underactive thyroid -- a condition called hypothyroidism -- exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. After all, common symptoms like fatigue, swelling, and joint and muscle pain don’t make you want to get up and go. But experts say that physical activity can help you feel bet

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    9. Hypothyroidism and Your Weight

      When your thyroid hormone levels go down, the number on your scale sometimes goes up. But there are lots of ways you can take control of your weight. Your thyroid gland sends hormones into the bloodstream that help regulate metabolism -- the process that controls how your body uses energy. When you

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    10. Do Natural Treatments Work for Hypothyroidism?

      Eating specific foods or taking supplements won't help you control hypothyroidism, but they can make you feel better, lower your stress, and prevent disease. Make sure you keep up with the hormone medication your doctor prescribes. Natural treatments can't replace the traditional ones. There's no sp

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