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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking birth control pills with lower amounts of estrogen -- a commonly prescribed contraceptive -- may be at higher risk for chronic pelvic pain and pain during orgasm, according to new research. A study of nearly 1,000 w

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    5. Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Preparing meals can mean less time for exercise, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed U.S. Census data from more than 112,000 American adults and found that a 10-minute increase in meal preparation was associated with

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    6. Prescription Drug Prices at Pharmacies Compared

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug prices at U.S. pharmacies can vary widely, and failing to shop around could result in people overpaying by as much as $100 or more a month on average, depending on the drug, a new study finds. Researchers at

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    7. New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Period

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new formula to predict a woman's final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports. The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estra

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    8. False-Positive Mammograms and Long-Term Distress

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a false-positive mammogram result -- when breast cancer is first suspected but then dispelled with further testing -- can have lingering anxiety and distress up to three years after the misdiagnosis, a new stu

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    9. Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Some women 50 and older may be able to have a mammogram every other year without increasing their risk of developing an advanced breast cancer, according to a large new study on nearly 1 million women. The findings are publis

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    10. Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use petroleum jelly vaginally may put themselves at risk of a common infection called bacterial vaginosis, a small study suggests. Prior studies have linked douching to ill effects, including bacterial vaginosis, and an i

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