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    1. 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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    2. Sales Halted for Uterine Fibroid Surgery Device

      May 1, 2014 -- Sales of a device used in surgery to remove uterine fibroids have been halted due to concerns that they may worsen a rare but deadly type of cancer, Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday. The company noted that while worldwide sales, distribution and promotion of the device -- called a morce

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    3. More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A federal task force is poised to advise doctors to regularly screen all sexually active American women and girls up to age 24 for the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea, which often don't have outward

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    4. FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The FDA said that the proced

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    5. Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says. African Americans and Asians are much more li

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    6. Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study

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    7. Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may increase a woman's risk of infertility, new research suggests. The authors of the study wanted to investigate the relationship between stress and infertility. So they looked at levels of an enzyme linked w

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    8. Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among young and middle-aged adults, men tend to receive faster hospital care than women for heart attacks and chest pains, a new study finds. Anxiety appeared to be a key factor -- women who appeared anxious upon admittan

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    9. Panel Recommends HPV Test as Replacement for Pap

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening. In three separate 1

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    10. Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to This

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surge in the number of thyroid cancer cases in recent decades suggests the disease is being overdiagnosed and overtreated, a new study contends. Although the number of thyroid cancer diagnoses has almost tripled sinc

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