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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer unmarried American women are having babies, with the notable exception of those who are over 35, federal health officials reported Wednesday. Births outside of marriage continued a slight decline in 2013, accoun

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  4. Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?

    July 29, 2014 -- If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then it seems like seeing the doctor for an annual physical exam ought to play a major role in keeping healthy people healthy. Yet most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. med

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