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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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