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  1. New Clues to Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Long Beach, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2010) -- Conditions that cause chronic pelvic pain -- such as irritable bowel syndrome and overactive bladder -- often occur together, and now new research may have uncovered more information on why. Nerves in the painful organ may ''leak'' information to nerves in an adj

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  2. Better Research Leads to Strides in Women's Health

    Sept. 23, 2010 -- Better research in the past 20 years has led to lower death rates from breast cancer, heart disease, and cervical cancer. But little progress has been made in other conditions that affect women, including autoimmune diseases such as lupus, lung cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, acco

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  3. Stress May Raise Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome

    Aug. 24, 2010 -- Feeling stressed out in the weeks preceding your menstrual cycle may raise your risk for experiencing more severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, a study shows. Women who reported high levels of stress in the two weeks before they got their period were two to three times more

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  4. Cranberry Juice Fights Urinary Tract Infections Quickly

    Aug. 23, 2010 -- Scientists report that within eight hours of drinking cranberry juice, the juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. Previous studies have suggested that the active compounds in cranberry juice are not destroyed by the digestive system

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  5. Women's Chronic Pain More Intense

    Aug. 13, 2010 (San Diego) -- Women's chronic pain is different than men's, and health care providers and therapists need to focus on that, says an expert who talked about those differences at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. ''Research has shown that women experience sig

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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