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  1. Hysterectomy: Spare Ovaries, Boost Health?

    April 21, 2009 -- Ovary removal during a hysterectomy is often done to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. But doing so also boosts the risk of heart disease and death long-term, according to a new study. For women without a strong family history of ovarian cancer or genetic predisposition to it, the

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  2. Women Better at Sniffing Out Body Odor

    April 7, 2009 -- If you are slapping on perfume to cover body odor, you may be able to fool men but probably not women. New research shows that women are more sensitive than men to the smell of underarm sweat. The reason, according to researchers, could be that women are biologically more sensitive

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  3. The Most Dangerous Place to Drive?

    Feb. 26, 2009 -- Driving may be more dangerous in the South than any other place in the country, the CDC says. In 2005, the latest year for which statistics are available, 45,520 deaths in the U.S. were related to motor vehicles, according to the CDC. The Northeast had the lowest average annual rate

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  4. Alcohol Linked to Cancer Risk in Women

    Feb. 24, 2009 -- Women who drink as little as one alcoholic beverage a day -- be it beer, wine, or hard liquor -- have an increased cancer risk, a study shows. Researchers followed more than 1.2 million middle-aged women for an average of seven years. The women were participants in the ongoing Milli

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  5. Health Guidelines Ignored Before Pregnancy

    Feb. 13, 2009 -- Few women follow lifestyle and nutritional guidelines before becoming pregnant, even when pregnancy is contemplated to some degree, a new study shows. Researchers at the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre at the University of Southampton wanted to find out whether women follow such gu

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  6. Multivitamins May Not Cut Cancer Odds

    Feb. 9, 2009 -- Taking a multivitamin may not lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, or death from any cause for postmenopausal women. That's according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Here are highlights from the study, which included 161,800 postmenopausal U.S. wome

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  7. Oprah and Bioidentical Hormones: FAQ

    Jan. 15, 2009 -- Oprah Winfrey says menopause caught her "off guard" and that she's taking bioidentical hormones that have made a big improvement in how she feels. Bioidentical hormones are one form of therapy for menopausal symptoms. Winfrey, who turns 55 this month, writes in February's edition of

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  8. Egg Donation: Most Donors Satisfied

    Dec. 26, 2008 -- Most women who donate their eggs at fertility clinics look back at their egg donation experience with satisfaction -- but others express physical and psychological concerns. Researchers report that news in Fertility and Sterility. Nancy Kenney, PhD, of the University of Washington a

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  9. Rising Costs Affect Women's Health

    Dec. 2, 2008 -- Almost half of women surveyed in a national poll said they had failed to seek health care for themselves or their families over the previous year because the cost was too high. The annual survey of women's attitudes and behaviors regarding health care, released today by the National

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  10. Fertile Women's Voices Speak Volumes

    Oct. 31, 2008 -- Can women tip off men that they are fertile by subtle changes in their voice? A new study looks into a possible link between how a woman's voice changes as she reaches her most fertile time of the month. This study was co-authored by Gregory Bryant and Martie Haselton at the Univers

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