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  1. Full Bladder and Women Over 40 at Night

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely got up at least twice a night to use the

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  2. Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who've had a normal mammogram. Although dense breasts are a known risk factor for breast cancer, this increasingly common strategy does

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  3. Low-Dose Aspirin and Women Under 65

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests. For women younger than 65, researchers found taking lo

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  4. Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group. The study of 136 wome

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  5. 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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  6. '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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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