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    1. Later Menstruation Start, Finish May Extend Life

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose periods begin later and who experience menopause later in life are more likely to live to be 90, new research suggests. "Our study found that women who started menstruation at age 12 or older, experienced menop

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    2. Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests. "The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life determine our well-being

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    3. Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of being told she has "dense" breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how

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    4. Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women, the U.S. medical establishment isn't doing away with annual pelvic exams -- at least just yet. But a panel of U.S. medical experts has concluded there's no proof the dreaded checkup benefits healthy wome

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    5. Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says. "People who habitually put in a lot of l

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    6. Could Cranberry Juice Cut UTI Antibiotic Use?

      June 20, 2016 -- Drinking cranberry juice could help lessen the number of women needing antibiotics for urinary tract infections, a new study says. Women with a recent history of UTIs who drank an 8-ounce glass of the juice each day were less likely to have their symptoms return than those who didn'

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    7. Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the United States with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are more likely than men with the condition to suffer a stroke, a new study shows. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heart

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    8. Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows. And a second study finds U.S. teens are another group that continues to struggle w

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    9. Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you're a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe. That's the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety a

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    10. Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends. Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each

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