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    1. 6 Quick Ways to Boost Energy

      Are you all too familiar with the afternoon slump? Even after a decent night’s sleep, you might still find yourself struggling to power through the day. Kick your energy level up a notch with these tips. You won't feel wired when it’s time to wind down, either. The type of breakfast you choose can m

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    2. Essential Nutrients Every Woman Needs

      Any woman who’s ever cared for a newborn can tell you -- it’s a lot of work. But after Amy Brennan had her second child, she says she was so tired she couldn’t function. “I was dealing with crippling fatigue almost to the point of not being able to care for my kids,” she says.  Even more troubling,

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    3. 'Pap' Test Rule Changes Tied to STD Testing Drop

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chlamydia -- a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility

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    4. Mammogram Radiation May Be Lower Than Thought

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends. The new research estimates that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is anywher

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    5. Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer a stroke may have better odds of recovering without disabilities if they're given uric acid along with standard "clot-busting" medication, a new study suggests. Men, on the other hand, may not be so fortunat

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    6. Mammograms May Cause Breast Cancer 'Overdiagnosis'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more s

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    7. Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women's faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn't detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved t

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    8. Heart Rate Linked to Women's Sexual Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lower resting heart rate variability may be more likely to have sexual problems, a new study suggests. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between heartbeats. Those changes in he

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    9. Could These Common Pain-Relievers Lower Fertility?

      June 17, 2015 -- Young women who regularly use pain-relief medicines called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) might be seriously undermining their fertility, a new study suggests. The popular drugs, some of them available without a prescription, may hinder ovulation and lower levels of t

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    10. D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests. Dilation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgeries in obstetrics and gynec

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