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  1. New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image. Breast compression is necessary in mammography for imaging purposes,

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  2. 'Boxed Warning' Added to Fibroid Removal Devices

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths. The warning l

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  3. Vitamin D May Not Prevent Women's Infection Return

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of vaginosis, a vaginal infection that's especially common in younger women. The findings counter other research that suggests higher vitam

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  4. Why Aren’t There Sex Drugs for Women?

    Oct. 20, 2014 -- The FDA has approved six brand-name drugs to help men get an erection. But it has yet to green-light a drug -- a “pink Viagra” -- to help women distressed about their lack of libido. While critics say the FDA has a gender bias when it comes to treating sexual problems, the agency sa

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  5. Treatment for Underactive Thyroid: Experts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel reviewing treatments for hypothyroidism has concluded that the drug levothyroxine (L-T4) should remain the standard of care. The updated guidelines from the American Thyroid Association were published recent

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  6. Testosterone and Sexual Function in Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states. "Although limited research suggests testosterone thera

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  7. Jealous, Moody Women and Alzheimer's Risk

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Tracking 800 women over nearly four decades, Swedish scienti

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  8. Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women 24 years and younger should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Serv

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  9. Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas

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  10. Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows. Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fi

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