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  1. Female Triathletes and Incontinence

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says. "There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as t

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  2. FDA Weighs Risks of Procedure to Remove Fibroids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won't increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, U.S. health ad

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  3. Older Women: Some Painkillers May Raise Heart Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman's risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report. Doctors already knew that nonsteroidal anti-i

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  4. Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The annual pelvic exam has long been a routine part of women's health care, but new guidelines say there's no good reason for it. The recommendations, laid out by the American College of Physicians (ACP), advise against pelvi

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  5. Depression & Odds of Heart Attack in Younger Women: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged women with depression are more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die from heart disease as their mentally healthy peers, new research suggests. The study also found that women younger t

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  6. Soy Foods Might Not Protect Against Uterine Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that soy foods protect against uterine cancer, a large Japanese study reports. Soy foods contain isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen that some research suggests may be protective against cancer. Bu

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  7. Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes appears to pose a greater risk to heart health for women than men, a new analysis of current research contends. "The risk of coronary heart disease conferred by diabetes is between 40 percent to 50 percent grea

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  8. Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. women still see breast cancer as a bigger killer than lung cancer, despite the fact that lung cancer kills more Americans each year -- women and men -- than any other cancer. That's one of the findings from a new America

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  9. More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government data confirms the trend: the average age when women have their first babies continues to increase. For the last four decades, women, on average, have been having first babies later in life than eve

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  10. Surgeries Equally Effective for Women With Poor Leg Circulation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive treatment for narrowing of the arteries in the legs, hands and feet is as effective in women as in men. That's the main finding from a study that looked at the effects of artery-opening treatments such

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