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    1. Postmenopausal Estrogen and Lower Glaucoma Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. "Ours is one of the fi

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    2. These Exercises May Lower Women's Diabetes Risk

      Jan. 16, 2014 -- Lifting weights and other muscle-building workouts reduce women's risk of diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 100,000 U.S. nurses over eight years and found that those who lifted weights, did press-ups or similar resistance workouts we

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    3. Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been diagnosed with and treated for precancerous cells on the cervix may be at increased risk for developing and dying from cervical or vaginal cancer, new research suggests. However, the researchers added

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    4. Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Day Sitting

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older women are physically inactive for about two-thirds of their waking hours, according to new research. But that doesn't mean they're just sitting still. Although women in the study appeared to be inactive for a good p

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    5. Female Libido Drug Maker Appealing FDA Decision

      Dec. 12, 2013 -- It's not clear whether the benefits of a drug meant to increase sexual desire in women outweigh the risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency considers the effectiveness of Sprout Pharmaceuticals' drug flibanserin to be "modest," while side effects include fatigu

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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