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    1. Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A program aimed at teaching women how to recognize dangerous situations and resist sexual coercion almost halved the risk of rape on three college campuses, a new study shows. "We expected that providing women with knowle

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    2. Panel: 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the debate about the benefits of mammography screening before age 50, a new research review finds "limited" evidence that screening prevents breast cancer deaths among women in their 40s. The results come from the

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    3. Persistent UTI Symptoms May Signal Bladder Cancer

      May 21, 2015 -- Urinary tract infection symptoms that don’t improve with time or treatment could point to bladder cancer, a new study suggests. That finding applies to both men and women, said lead researcher Kyle Richards, MD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during a press conference at t

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    4. Always Tired? Your Thyroid May Be to Blame

      In today's you-can-do-it-all culture, it's hard to find a woman who doesn't feel tired. But it might not be a side effect of multitasking. An estimated 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid disease, and women are five to eight times more likely than men to have a thyroid problem. Even more

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    5. Women's HRT and Gastrointestinal Bleeding

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests. In the 1990s, millions of American women turned to hormone replacement thera

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    6. Hiccups? Many Women Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms that are unique to females, a new study says. Of 1,000 women surveyed, only one in 10 was aware that hiccups

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    7. UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat

      April 29, 2015 -- If you’ve ever had one (or a dozen) urinary tract infections, you might not be surprised to learn that they’re the most common bacterial infections in the United States. What you might not know is that doctors are running out of oral antibiotics to treat such infections, which acco

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    8. Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests. And having a history of money problems mig

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    9. Women May Have Tougher Recovery From Concussion

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions. Scientists don't know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differen

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    10. Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in 40s

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines. The dra

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