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  1. Chemical May Be Linked to Thyroid Disease

    Jan. 21, 2010 -- A chemical compound used to make non-stick cookware, food wrappers, and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics has been linked to an increased risk for thyroid disease in an early study. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has previously been shown to influence thyroid hormone l

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  2. Drug May Boost Women's Sexual Desire

    Nov. 19, 2009 -- An investigational drug that didn't perform well as an antidepressant appears to slightly boost sexual desire  as well as the number of satisfying sexual encounters in women with lagging libidos, a study shows. The research was presented this week at the 12th Congress of the Europea

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  3. Preeclampsia Linked to Reduced Thyroid Function

    Nov. 17, 2009 -- Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid function later in life, new research indicates. About 3% to 5% of women experience preeclampsia, characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine that develops during the second half

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  4. FDA OKs Menstrual Drug Lysteda

    Nov. 13, 2009 -- The FDA today approved Lysteda tablets (tranexamic acid), the first non-hormonal product cleared to treat heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). Lysteda works by stabilizing a protein that helps blood to clot. Heavy menstrual bleeding is reported each year by about 3 million U.S. w

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  5. IUD Mirena OK'd to Treat Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

    Oct. 1, 2009 -- The FDA today approved the intrauterine device Mirena to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use intrauterine contraception as their main form of pregnancy prevention. Mirena is the first intrauterine device (IUD) approved by the FDA for this additional use. The FDA approved

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  6. Women's Weight Tied to Healthy Aging

    Sept. 29, 2009 -- For women, the odds of being healthy at age 70 are best for those who don't gain a lot of weight between ages 18 and 50 and who aren't obese at 50. That news appears in the "Online First" edition of BMJ. But millions of middle-aged women are overweight and obese, and they can't go

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  7. Women Over 35 Embrace Healthy Sexuality

    Sept. 23, 2009 -- Thank Carrie Bradshaw and her friends on Sex and the City or the women from Wisteria Lane on Desperate Housewives, because when it comes to sex, women over 35 seem to be having all the fun. A new online survey of 500 women aged 35 to 49 showed that 76% of women are interested in ma

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  8. Vaccine Aims to Block Bladder Infections

    Sept. 17, 2009 -- For millions of women and some men, bladder infections are a painful part of life. More than half of women will have at least one urinary tract infection in their lifetime and many will have recurrent infections. Men get them too, but much less often than women and usually as a res

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  9. LUNA No Help for Pelvic Pain

    Sept. 1, 2009 -- The LUNA procedure -- minimally invasive surgery to cut pelvic nerves -- gives women no relief from chronic pelvic pain, a large U.K. trial shows. Long-lasting pelvic pain is a big problem for women. Some causes of chronic pelvic pain can be diagnosed and treated: Pain from uterine

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  10. Gender and Career: Is Testosterone a Factor?

    Aug. 25, 2009 -- Testosterone levels in women may affect their choice of career, according to a study. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the testosterone levels of about 500 MBA students at the University of Chicago. Researchers measured their fina

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