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  1. Iron Supplements and Pregnant Women, Children

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows. A second review -- this one on infants and toddlers -- found no evidence that iron su

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  2. Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed to Prevent Cancer

    March 24, 2014 -- Angelia Jolie has revealed that she’s had more surgery to lower her risk of cancer. In an intimate essay in The New York Times today, the Oscar-winning actress discussed the difficult decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, a procedure that put her into forced menopause

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  3. Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed. Sleeping. That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 percent the likelihood a

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  4. Early Onset Hot Flashes and Heart Disease Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start having hot flashes at a younger age may be at increased risk for heart disease, according to two studies conducted by the same team of researchers. One of the studies also found that women who have more f

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  5. Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths Questioned

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmless growths in the thyroid gland are common, and a new study suggests they don't need to be monitored as closely as current guidelines recommend. The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes hormones involved in met

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  6. Fluoride in Water and Underactive Thyroid Rates

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, ex

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  7. Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals. The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group. "Young women

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  8. Women's Libido Pill Resubmitted for FDA Approval

    Feb. 17, 2015 -- A drug meant to boost women's sexual desire is being resubmitted for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, after being rejected by the agency twice in recent years. The refiled application for the drug flibanserin comes after a recent lobbying effort by women's groups, consume

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  9. Mercury in Seafood and Women's Autoimmune Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's immune response goes awry and starts to attack healt

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  10. Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual pain is common after childbirth, a new study indicates. Nearly nine in 10 women experience pain the first time they have sexual intercourse after childbirth. What's more, almost one-quarter still report painful s

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