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    1. Women Smokers and Risk of Lethal Stroke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women who smoke face similar stroke risks, but female smokers may be at greater risk for a more deadly and less common type of stroke, according to a new study. Researchers examined data from more than 80 international

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    2. Childhood Abuse & Later Thyroid Problems for Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered physical abuse during childhood are at increased risk for thyroid problems, according to a new study. "We found a significant association with thyroid disorders for women who were abused during childhood," lead

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    3. Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers. For every height increase of roughly 4 inches, older women faced a 13 percent greater ov

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    4. Chemicals in Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause changes in thyroid function, according to a new study. People have widespread exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are us

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    5. Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday. Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is incr

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    6. Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Smartphone

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Plenty of Americans are eager to use their mobile phones and tablet computers to better manage their health care, a new poll finds -- though the nation has a way to go before we're all consulting Dr. Smartphone. In a Harris Intera

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    7. 5% of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections

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    8. Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged women develop aches and pains and other physical symptoms as a result of chronic stress, according to a decades-long study. Researchers in Sweden examined long-term data collected from about 1,500 women and found

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    9. Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study. This is not the first study to link depress

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    10. Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says. Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years foll

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