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  1. Menstrual Cycle Affects Cholesterol Levels

    Aug. 12, 2010 -- Blood cholesterol levels ebb and flow according a woman's menstrual cycle, and screening tests should be timed accordingly for the most accurate results, National Institutes of Health researchers report online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. In their study,

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  2. Menstrual Cramps May Affect the Brain

    Aug. 11, 2010 -- Menstrual cramps may actually change the structure of women's brains, according to new research in the journal Pain. Primary dysmenorrhea (PDM) -- menstrual pain in otherwise healthy women -- affects between 20% to 90% of adolescent girls, researchers say. It is marked by cramps in

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  3. Sit More, Die Sooner

    July 22, 2010 -- Sit at leisure, die at haste, an American Cancer Society study finds. In the 14-year study, people who spent at least 6 hours of their daily leisure time sitting died sooner than people who sat less than 3 hours. And people who both sit a lot and exercise little are at even higher r

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  4. Pill Treats Painful Fibroids

    June 30, 2010 -- A drug used in Europe as emergency contraception may also treat painful uterine fibroids, researchers say. Their study was presented at the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Rome, Italy. As many as 80% of all women have uterine fibro

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  5. Age, Drinking Raise Women's Gout Risk

    March 30, 2010 -- Women have a lower risk of developing gout than men, even when they have the same blood levels of the chemical that causes the painful, inflammatory arthritis, new research shows. Gout has traditionally been thought of as a disease of older men, but older women get it, too. A recen

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  6. New Drug Eases Menstrual Cramps

    March 23, 2010 -- An experimental new drug may ease menstrual cramps by targeting the cause rather than the symptom of the pain. Researchers say the drug, now in phase II clinical trials in the U.K. and U.S., works by blocking the hormone vasopressin, which is involved in contractions of the uterus.

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  7. Belly Fat Is Culprit in Stroke Gender Gap

    Feb. 25, 2010 (San Antonio) -- The midlife gender gap in stroke rates continues to widen, with women aged 45 to 54 now three times more likely than men in that age group to report having had a stroke. Several years ago, the same researchers reported that between 1999 and 2004, women aged 45 to 54 we

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  8. New Way to Predict Women's Heart Risk

    Feb. 16. 2010 -- New guidelines for predicting women's heart disease risk, updated in 2007 by the American Heart Association (AHA), work well, according to researchers who put the new strategy to the test. The guidelines recommend a simplified approach to assessing a woman's heart disease risk, cate

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  9. Gout Raises Women's Heart Attack Risk

    Feb. 8, 2010 -- Women with gout may be at greater risk of suffering a heart attack than men with gout. A new study shows that women with gout were 39% more likely to have a heart attack than women without the disease. In comparison, men with gout were 11% more likely to have a heart attack than heal

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  10. Green Tea Extract May Treat Uterine Fibroids

    Jan. 26, 2010 -- An extract from green tea may be useful in treating uterine fibroids, a condition that affects 25%-30% of U.S. women, new research indicates. Fibroids of the uterus, a condition called uterine leiomyoma, can be debilitating, leading to excessive vaginal bleeding, anemia, and fatigue

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