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  1. Study: Ovary Removal Doesn’t Raise Heart Risk

    April 25, 2011 -- A new analysis of data from a major women’s health study finds little evidence that ovary removal during hysterectomy increases heart disease risk. The findings appear to contradict those from another large study in women suggesting a higher risk for heart disease and stroke associ

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  2. Women's Voices Unaffected by Menstrual Cycle

    April 11, 2011 -- Contrary to what some people think, women’s voices don’t change at different points of time over their menstrual cycle. A new study shows that women’s voices remain steady throughout the hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycle and don’t become any higher or more shri

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  3. Do Shopping Trips Help You Live Longer?

    April 7, 2011 -- Regular trips to the store may help people live longer, even if they don't buy anything, according to researchers in Taiwan. So does this mean "retail therapy" could be classed as an actual therapy for healthy aging? Other factors also come into play, one expert on aging tells WebMD

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  4. Fibroids: How Long Would You Wait for Treatment?

    March 1, 2011 -- Women who sought treatment to relieve the pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms caused by uterine fibroids report a better quality of life after their procedure, a new study shows. But several years after recovering from one of three different interventions -- an abdominal hystere

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  5. New Guidelines on Women’s Heart Risk

    Feb. 15, 2011 -- Women who have been diagnosed with preeclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, or diabetes during pregnancy are now considered at risk for heart attack or stroke going forward, according to newly updated guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA). The 2011 update to the

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  6. Vitamin E and Fatty Acids May Ease PMS

    Jan. 19, 2011 -- A supplement containing vitamin E and essential fatty acids may help reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Brazilian researchers report in Reproductive Health. Of 120 women with PMS or the more severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), those who took 1- or 2-gram caps

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  7. With Mammograms, Timing May Matter

    Dec. 14, 2010 -- Women who have regular mammograms should consider paying attention to when they are scheduled. New research finds the timing of mammograms could affect the accuracy of results. ''Try to schedule it during the first week of your menstrual cycle," says researcher Diana Miglioretti, Ph

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  8. New Genes Linked to Endometriosis

    Dec. 13, 2010 -- Women with one of two genetic variants may be more likely to develop endometriosis, according to a new study that may offer new clues about the cause of the mysterious condition. Researchers say it's the first study to show a genetic link to the disorder that affects between 6% and

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  9. Birth Control Pills Not a Major Source of Estrogen in Water Supply

    Dec. 10, 2010 -- Oral contraceptives account for just 1% of the estrogen found in our drinking water supply, according to a new report in Environmental Science & Technology. Reports of intersex fish, including male fish with some female characteristics, led to widespread concerns about female hormon

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  10. U.S. Gets 'Unsatisfactory' Grade on Women's Health

    Dec. 9, 2010 -- More women are binge drinking and fewer women are getting Pap smears to test for cervical cancer, a new analysis reveals. On a positive note, a lower proportion of women are dying of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and breast cancer. The nation and most states continued to receiv

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