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    1. Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Moms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991

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    2. Women May Get Poorer Post-Heart Attack Care

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely than men to get the recommended treatments for heart attack survivors, and that could explain much of the gender gap in long-term survival, a new study finds. Looking at records for nearly 50,000 older Am

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    3. Expert Q&A on Underactive Thyroid

      Is your thyroid to blame for your weight gain and chronic fatigue? With 36 years of experience, Irwin Klein, MD, answers these questions all the time. He’s the chief of endocrinology at North Shore University Hospital in New York. WebMD asked him about hypothyroidism and the biggest puzzles that sur

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    4. Are Feminine Hygiene Products Safe?

      Nov. 2, 2015 -- A typical woman goes through more than 12,000 sanitary pads or tampons over the decades that she has her period. But is long-term use of sanitary protection safe? Members of Congress and women’s health advocacy groups have raised concerns about a lack of research into the safety of t

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    5. 7 Things Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

      No matter how comfortable you are with your gynecologist, you still may be unsure about some things, like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment, and how to best prepare for an exam. Here are top tips from gynecologists on how to make the most of your visits and your r

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    6. Why Am I So Tired?

      It's the middle of the day and you just can't seem to get out of first gear. Is it lack of sleep, or could there be something else that makes you feel so wiped out? Check out these culprits for fatigue and get some pep back in your step. First off, ask yourself this: Do you treat your body right? "W

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    7. Tips to Manage Hypothyroidism

      "I was exhausted," says Jane Johnson Wall, 45, a therapist from Cranston, R.I. "I could barely make it through the day without taking a nap. I fell asleep mid-conversation at night. I was always cold. And I was gaining weight -- maybe 25 pounds -- though I was going to the gym." Turns out Wall's thy

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    8. Marijuana Extract Won't Prevent Postsurgery Nausea

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The active chemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), doesn't prevent nausea or vomiting in patients emerging from surgery, new research indicates. "Due to an unacceptable side effect profile and uncertain [anti-naus

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    9. Black Tea Tied to Fewer Fractures in Older Women

      Oct. 13, 2015 -- Drinking multiple cups of black tea -- as opposed to green or other tea -- with or without milk is linked to lower odds of a bone break in older women, a new study finds. In more than 1,000 women participating in the Calcium Intake Fracture Outcome Study in Australia, those who dran

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    10. New Clues: How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Studies have shown that women with larger hips tend to have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and now scientists are getting a clearer picture of the genetics behind it all. Recent research has shown that a variant in a gene

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