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    1. Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors suspect a patient has a urinary tract infection, they often request a urine sample so they can test for the presence of bacteria. Now, new research suggests this step may be unnecessary. Nearly one-quarter of wom

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    2. Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to have asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases, a new study says. Before puberty, boys are more likely than girls to have these health issues. But that changes when they become young adults, alle

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    3. Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests. The HPV vaccine is currently recommended as a three-dose series, but do

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    4. Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer. In a Pap test, cells from the

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    5. Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, experts expect the number of women with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis to surge. "Osteoporosis is a serious threat to women's health -- worldwide one in three women over the age of 50 will

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    6. Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women: Survey

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women with uterine fibroids wait more than three years on average before seeking treatment, even though symptoms often interfere with their everyday lives, a new survey finds. These benign tumors affect up to 80 percent of w

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    7. Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who got breast implants said the surgery spiced up their sex lives, a small, preliminary study found. The Brazilian researchers found that women experienced a significant boost to their arousal and sexual satisfaction

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    8. Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to treat patients' unhealthy lifestyle habits -- such as smoking, poor eating and being overweight -- as aggressively as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, a new Amer

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    9. Stressful Middle Age & Alzheimer's Risk in Women

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deal with a lot of day-to-day stressors in middle-age may have a somewhat higher risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life, a new study suggests. The findings, published online Sept. 30 in BMJ Open, do not prove that y

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    10. New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- No good evidence supports using hormone replacement therapy after menopause to prevent heart disease or other chronic ills, but short-term use for hot flashes should be an option. That's the conclusion of the latest analysis of the

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