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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Women's Life Span Declining in Many Parts of U.S.

      March 7, 2013 -- A 15-year analysis of death trends in the U.S. surprised health researchers by revealing a widespread increase in premature deaths among women, especially in the Western and Southern regions of the nation. "We ... were actually shocked to see that female [death] rates were worsening

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    4. Does Less Housework by Women Lead to More Obesity?

      March 5, 2013 -- A new study adds yet more evidence that the decline in physical activity is contributing to the rise in obesity in the U.S. This study, however, is bound to cause some controversy, as researchers found the increase in obesity in women is tied to a falloff in the amount of housework

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    5. FDA OK's Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

      Feb. 27, 2013 -- The FDA has approved Osphena for treating moderate-to-severe pain during sex in postmenopausal women. The condition, called dyspareunia, is associated with declining levels of estrogen during menopause, which leads to atrophy of the vulva and vagina, often resulting in pain during s

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    6. Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American women know the pain and emotional tumult of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. But a new study finds that diets full of iron from plant-based sources might help ease the condition. Women who ate in this way wer

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    7. Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older women should not take calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures, according to a final recommendation issued Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In healthy adults, lower doses of c

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    8. Medical Groups Warn About Unnecessary Tests

      Dozens of types of tests and treatments are too often recommended by doctors when patients don't need them, according to a warning issued Thursday by a coalition of leading medical groups in the United States. This unnecessary care wastes time and money and sometimes causes harm to patients, accordi

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    9. Household Chemicals Linked to Arthritis in Women

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a first, a new analysis suggests that the greater a woman's exposure to a type of common chemical compound called PFCs, the greater her risk for developing osteoarthritis. Researchers did not find

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    10. Calcium Supplements May Raise Women's Heart Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests. Both men and wome

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