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  1. The X Factor: Why Women May Be Healthier Than Men

    Sept. 28, 2011 -- “X” may really mark the spot when it comes to why women live about five to 10 years longer than men and are less likely to develop certain diseases. Specifically, it's the X chromosome and the microRNA -- or tiny strains of ribonucleic acid -- that it contains. Men have one X chrom

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  2. Drink a Day Keeps Disease Away?

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- "A drink a day keeps disease away" may be the new motto for middle-age women hoping to age gracefully. A new study shows women who drank the equivalent of a beer or small glass of wine each day were less likely to develop chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes as

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  3. Gene Mutation Found in Uterine Fibroids

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- Mutations in a single gene MED12 occur in about 70% of uterine fibroids, Finnish researchers find. "This is a giant step toward understanding why fibroids arise -- but toward design of targeted therapies it is a very early step," study leader Lauri A. Aaltonen, MD, PhD, of the Unive

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  4. Drop in Mammograms Due to Hormone Therapy Fears

    Aug. 19, 2011 -- An unprecedented drop in the number of women getting mammograms was due to women going off hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a new study suggests. Up to the year 2000, more and more U.S. women were getting breast cancer screening via mammography at least once every two years. But i

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  5. Cranberries vs. Antibiotics for Bladder Infections

    July 25, 2011 -- Women who are prone to bladder infections may get more help from daily antibiotics than cranberry capsules, a new study shows. But don't count out the cranberry as a natural medicine for bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), just yet. Experts who reviewe

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  6. Panel: Drop Co-Pay for Women's Birth Control

    July 20, 2011 -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report recommending that all FDA-approved forms of birth control be offered to insured women without the burden of additional co-payments. The recommendation is one of eight made by an IOM panel in its report on clinical preventive serv

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  7. Ob-Gyn Group Recommends Annual Mammograms in 40s

    July 20, 2011 -- Women in their 40s should have a mammogram every year just like older women, the nation's largest group of ob-gyns now says. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) had previously recommended mammograms every one to two years beginning at age 40, with annual s

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  8. Tall Women Linked to Greater Cancer Risk

    July 20, 2011 -- Taller women are at greater risk for many types of cancers compared with shorter women, a new study suggests. In the study, cancer risk rose by about 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. The risk of total cancer increased with height, as did the risk of many different types of c

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  9. Is the Internet Replacing Your Memory?

    July 14, 2011 -- Google, Facebook, Internet Movie Database, and many other sources of information on the Internet are changing the way in which we remember. Whether it's an actor's name that is on the tip of your tongue, or even a loved one's birthday, all you have to do is type in some key words an

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  10. Studies: Chemicals May Harm Breast Development

    June 22, 2011 -- Testing chemicals to determine their impact on breast development and breast cancer risk should be a standard part of the regulatory process, according to a new report in Environmental Health Perspectives. However, few chemicals on the market undergo such evaluations. "Our review ad

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