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  1. Menopause: Smokers Have More Hot Flashes

    May 3, 2012 -- There are countless reasons why women who smoke should kick the habit for their health, but here's one more. Smoking women have more hot flashes as they transition through menopause, and this is especially true for women who carry certain genes, a new study finds. Previous research ha

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  2. Mental Stress May Be Harder on Women's Hearts

    April 24, 2012 -- Coping with mental stress may be harder on a woman's heart than a man's, according to new research. Men and women given the same stressful math problem all had an increase in blood pressure and heart rate while solving it, as expected, says researcher Chester Ray, PhD, professor of

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  3. Do False-Positive Mammograms Predict Cancer Risk?

    April 5, 2012 -- More than half of women in the U.S. who get annual mammograms will have at least one false-positive reading after 10 years of screening, and now new research suggests that these women may be at increased risk for breast cancer. Women in a Danish study who had at least one false-posi

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  4. Vitamin E Fails to Prevent Heart Failure

    March 20, 2012 -- Taking vitamin E supplements may not help when it comes to preventing heart failure among women. A new study shows that vitamin E supplements had no effect on women’s risk of developing heart failure. It’s the first large-scale study on the effectiveness of vitamin E in preventing

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  5. Study Reaffirms That Pap Tests Save Lives

    March 1, 2012 -- Regular Pap tests can, and do, save the lives of women diagnosed with cervical cancer, a new study shows. Women whose cervical cancers were found by a Pap test had a 92% cure rate. The cure rate fell to 66% among women who were diagnosed because of symptoms.  Even those women who ha

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  6. Trans Fats Linked to Stroke in Women

    March 1, 2012 -- Artery-clogging trans fats have been linked to heart disease in study after study, and now new research suggests that the fats may also increase stroke risk in women. Middle-aged and older women whose diets contained the most trans fats in the newly reported study had the highest ri

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  7. Vitamin D May Ease Painful Periods

    Feb. 28, 2012 -- A single large dose of vitamin D may help women with painful periods feel more comfortable and skip painkillers, Italian researchers report. Antonino Lasco, MD, of the University of Messina, and his team compared the use of the vitamin D dose with placebo pills. They studied  40 wom

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  8. New Drug Treats Fibroids With Fewer Side Effects

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- A new drug appears to be effective for shrinking uterine fibroids and controlling the heavy menstrual bleeding they often cause, according to new research from Europe. In one study, the drug ulipristal acetate proved to be much more effective than a placebo for shrinking the non-mali

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  9. The Tall Toll of High Heels

    Jan. 27, 2012 -- An obsession with wearing high heels may take a toll on women’s muscles as well their pocketbooks. A new study offers a scientific explanation for why walking in high heels can be so painful: It changes the basic mechanics of how women walk. The results show that women who regularly

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  10. Study: Women May Feel More Pain Than Men Do

    Jan. 23, 2012 -- The question has been around as long as “he said/she said” has been a phrase: Basically, who is more capable of handling pain? Though not likely to be the final word, new research shows that women may feel pain more intensely than men do, especially for specific types of pain. Resea

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