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    1. 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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    2. The Younger the Mother, the Worse Midlife Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 3,30

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    3. The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe With Blood Thinners

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women on blood thinners can also take contraceptives that contain estrogen, or hormone replacement therapy, without raising their risk for blood clots or uterine bleeding, a new Italian study finds. Currently, wom

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    4. Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having high levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in mid-life may boost a woman's risk of benign tumors in the uterus called uterine fibroids, a new study suggests. "Our findings are particularly interesting bec

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    5. Ovarian Cyst Condition May Up Child's Autism Odds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have an increased risk for autism, new research from Sweden suggests. This study is the first to find such a link, the researchers said. And, they added, the

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    6. Weight Gain After Pregnancy and Stillbirth Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight gain after a first pregnancy might raise the risk of infant death and stillbirth in a second pregnancy, a new study suggests. In mothers who were previously a healthy weight, even moderate weight gain between the t

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    7. Nearly A Quarter of Caregivers Are Millennials

      By Shefali Luthra Caring for older relatives is usually a task associated with Baby Boomers, the 50- and 60-somethings who find their aging parents need assistance. But almost a quarter of the adults who take care of older people – on top of their regular jobs and responsibilities – are between the

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    8. Top 10 Health Tips for Women

      Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD, co-author of V Is for Vagina, wants you to know. Consider Dweck's tips your prescription for a lifetime of wellness. 1. Zap

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    9. Could PMS Raise Women's High Blood Pressure Risk?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life. While the study couldn't

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    10. Young Women Face Risk After Heart Attack, Stroke

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say. These women could continue to face drastically increased risk of death -- or another heart attack or

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