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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Nearly 60% of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent three of every five new cases of endometrial cancer in the United States, according to a new review of scientific evidence. Researchers estimate that 5

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    9. Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts. The findings support the merit of regul

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    10. Most Women Don't Understand Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Most women do not have an accurate idea of their personal risk of breast cancer, according to a new survey that polled more than 9,000 women. "Only 9.4 percent of the women surveyed were accurately able to tell you their li

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