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  1. Women's Libido Pill Resubmitted for FDA Approval

    Feb. 17, 2015 -- A drug meant to boost women's sexual desire is being resubmitted for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, after being rejected by the agency twice in recent years. The refiled application for the drug flibanserin comes after a recent lobbying effort by women's groups, consume

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  2. Mercury in Seafood and Women's Autoimmune Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's immune response goes awry and starts to attack healt

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  3. Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual pain is common after childbirth, a new study indicates. Nearly nine in 10 women experience pain the first time they have sexual intercourse after childbirth. What's more, almost one-quarter still report painful s

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  4. Infection Likely Cause of Post-Surgery Readmission

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections are the most likely reason people end up back in the hospital after surgery, a new study finds. Of nearly 500,000 operations studied, 6 percent of the patients were readmitted for surgical complications within

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  5. Pesticides, Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extensive exposure to common chemicals appears to be linked to an earlier start of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that menopause typically begins two to four years earlier in women whose bodies have

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  6. Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Health Conditions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests. "PCOS has profound implications for a women's reproductive health, as well as her long-term

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  7. Q&A With Mariel Hemingway

    1. Your new book, Out Came the Sun, and the 2013 documentary about your life, Running From Crazy, bring home the personal demons and mental illness that run deep within your family. How have you been able to face and overcome your challenges? I think there's always a person in a family who says, "I

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  8. Hypothyroidism and Your Weight

    When your thyroid hormone levels go down, the number on your scale sometimes goes up. But there are a lot 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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  9. Do Natural Treatments Work for Hypothyroidism?

    Eating specific foods or taking supplements won't help you control hypothyroidism, but they can sometimes 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 one. Ther

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  10. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

    Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body without any side effects. But you need to keep up with your treatment plan if you want to avoid serious complications. The good news is that thyroid medication can make many of these problems go away. Here's what c

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