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  1. Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older women should not take calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures, according to a final recommendation issued Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In healthy adults, lower doses of c

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  2. Medical Groups Warn About Unnecessary Tests

    Dozens of types of tests and treatments are too often recommended by doctors when patients don't need them, according to a warning issued Thursday by a coalition of leading medical groups in the United States. This unnecessary care wastes time and money and sometimes causes harm to patients, accordi

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  3. Household Chemicals Linked to Arthritis in Women

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a first, a new analysis suggests that the greater a woman's exposure to a type of common chemical compound called PFCs, the greater her risk for developing osteoarthritis. Researchers did not find

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  4. Calcium Supplements May Raise Women's Heart Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests. Both men and wome

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  5. Glass Fragments Spur Recall of Lean Cuisine Dish

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Glass Fragments Spur Recall of Lean Cuisine Products Reports of glass fragments in some Lean Cuisine ravioli dinners has prompted Nestle Co. to recall certain lots of the product, according to a c

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  6. Blizzard 2013: Preparation & Getting Through It

    Feb. 7, 2013 --The major blizzard predicted to hit the Northeast and New England on Friday may dump as much as 2 feet of snow from New York City to Maine, the National Weather Service predicts. Winds may gust to 75 miles per hour. If history repeats, major power outages, treacherous roads, and downe

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  7. Is There a Pill for Women's Sex Drive?

    Drug companies have long tried to make a drug that can fire up a woman’s libido.  So far, the FDA hasn't approved any drug for that purpose. "There is no 'one size fits all' medication for sexual dysfunction," says Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD, clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality i

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  8. Experts: Common Women's Condition Needs a New Name

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- What’s in a name? If it’s polycystic ovary syndrome, a lot of confusion, says a panel of experts convened by the NIH -- and they’re calling for a change. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders, affecting about 1 in 10 women in the U.S. It’s al

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  9. Some Migraines Linked to Heart Attack, Blood Clots

    Jan. 15, 2013 -- Women who have migraine with aura may have a higher risk of heart attacks, and they may face a higher risk of dangerous blood clots if they use certain hormonal contraceptives. Those are the findings from two newly published studies to be presented in March at the 65th annual meetin

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  10. Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks

    Jan. 14, 2013 -- Young and middle-aged women who eat blueberries and strawberries regularly may help lower their risk of a heart attack later. In a new study, researchers wanted to focus on whether substances known as anthocyanins are good for the heart. Anthocyanins are antioxidants, substances fou

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