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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Doctor’s Visit a Pain for Overweight Women

    Oct. 24, 2008 -- Overweight women have a message for doctors and nurses: If you want us to feel good about coming to see you, treat us well. That means having gowns that fit, armless chairs in the waiting room, and a respectful attitude -- not a demeaning lecture, eight overweight women report in Oc

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  6. Are Fat Injections Safe for Breasts?

    Oct. 22, 2008 -- Reshaping the breasts by injecting a woman's own fat works well for "touch-ups" after breast reconstruction, but is not yet proven effective for breast augmentation, according to plastic surgeons slated to present an update at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Su

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  7. Cut Death Risk by Changing These 5 Bad Habits

    Sept. 16, 2008 -- A new study suggests that middle-aged women who followed certain key lifestyle habits had lower risk for death than those who did not. Researchers led by Robert van Dam, PhD, of Harvard University's School of Public Health, looked at death risk and five lifestyle factors: cigarette

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  8. Yeast Infection Vaccine in the Works

    Aug. 25, 2008 -- A vaccine against Candida albicans, a cause of yeast infections, shows promise in early lab tests on mice. Researchers report that news in this week's "online early" edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists -- who include Hong Xin, MD, PhD, of Louis

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  9. Motherhood Not on Every Woman’s To-Do List

    Aug. 20, 2008 -- Motherhood sure has changed in the past 30 years. Today, U.S. women are having fewer babies, and more women are choosing to be childless. A new report looking at state-by-state information from the U.S. Census Bureau paints a changing landscape of motherhood today when compared to t

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  10. Hysterectomy: Out With the Ovaries or Not

    July 18, 2008 -- There is not enough evidence to justify the routine removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy -- a common practice that may convey as many risks as benefits for premenopausal women, a new analysis suggests. About half of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the U.S. each year in

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