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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Better Sleep, Less Stress

      An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can make you feel lousy. But there’s plenty you can do to feel better and take away a lot of the stress that comes with the condition. Your day-to-day habits can make a big difference. That means more than just taking your medicine as prescribed.

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    5. Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks in women often have different causes and symptoms than those in men, and they're deadlier, too. That's the premise of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) that hopes to raise awa

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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