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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Antidepressants Top Choice to Treat Severe PMS

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are the first treatment choice for a severe type of premenstrual syndrome associated with suicidal thoughts, according to a new research review. Up to 8 percent of women with PMS have this condition,

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    4. Vaginal Mesh Surgery Dangers May Be Overstated

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends. Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal

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    5. A Woman's Guide to 'Me' Time

      Women today have been told we have it all -- careers, families, kids, community involvement, and relationships. But all too often, having it all leaves us with no time or strength left for ourselves. Recent research has shown that women today are less happy than they have been over the past 40 years

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    6. Mariska Hargitay Protects and Serves

      When Mariska Hargitay first played Detective (now Sergeant) Olivia Benson on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in September 1999, Bill Clinton was president. Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace was in theaters. J.K. Rowling had just published Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the

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    7. False-Positive Mammogram Traumatic for Most Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer. The Swedish study of nearly 400 such

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    8. FDA Approves First Drug to Boost Women’s Sex Drive

      Aug. 18, 2015 -- After two rejections and years of back and forth over its real benefits, the FDA on Tuesday approved the first medication designed to help women distressed about their lack of libido. Flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, has a checkered regulatory history. In 2009, an FDA advis

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    9. Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Untreated pelvic pain is common among U.S. women in their childbearing years, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that even during routine visits, doctors should ask women about pelvic pain, the investigators said

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    10. Younger Hysterectomies Tied to Heart Disease Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests. Mayo Clinic researchers looked at data from more than 7,600 women.

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