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    1. Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source -- the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands' little blue pills. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Via

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    2. European Morning-After Pill Ineffective in Heavier Women

      The label on a "morning-after" emergency contraceptive sold in Europe will be changed to alert consumers that it is not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. The new warning on the label of Norlevo will also caution that the pill starts to lose its effectiveness in women heavier than 16

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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