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  1. Poor Sleep Harsher on Women

    March 11, 2008 -- Sleep problems aren't good for anyone, but they may be rougher on women's bodies and emotions, according to a new study on sleep and health. "Good sleep is related to good health," researcher Edward Suarez, PhD, says in a news release. "The study suggests that poor sleep -- measure

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  2. Embolization Effective for Fibroids

    Feb. 26, 2008 -- A relatively new treatment for uterine fibroids is a reasonable alternative to hysterectomy for women who want to avoid surgery, new research shows. Outcomes among patients who had the treatment, known as uterine artery embolization (UAE) or uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), were

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  3. CDC: Adult Vaccination Rates Too Low

    Jan. 23, 2008 -- Far too few adults in the United States are being vaccinated against serious and even deadly diseases, such as the flu, pneumonia, shingles, and cervical cancer, new data from the CDC confirms. Findings from a nationwide survey of adults revealed that few Americans can name more tha

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  4. CDC to Young Women: Take Folic Acid

    Jan. 10, 2008 -- The CDC today urged all women -- and particularly young women -- to make sure they get enough folic acid. "All women, especially younger women ages 18-24 years, need to consume 400 micrograms of folic acid daily through supplements, fortified foods, or both in addition to a folate-r

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  5. Fibroid Embolization: Good Outcomes

    Jan. 3, 2008 -- Can women with painful fibroids get long-term relief without surgery? Yes, suggests a study of 1,278 women who underwent uterine fibroid embolization (UFE, also known as uterine artery embolization or UAE). Three years after the minimally invasive procedure, fewer than 15% of women n

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  6. New Clues for Cause of PMS Symptoms

    Dec. 20, 2007 -- New research may help explain why some women experience terrible symptoms with their monthly periods while others do not. Findings from a small, but intriguing, new study from Japan show significant differences in heart rate variability among women, suggestive of a critical role for

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  7. Stem Cell Benefit From Menstruation?

    Nov. 15, 2007 -- Menstruation may have a fringe benefit as a source of adult stem cells. Scientists report that menstrual blood contains adult stem cells that can develop into nine different types of cells: Heart cells Lung cells Nerve cells Muscle cells Cells that line the inside of blood vessels P

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  8. What Women Don't Know About Cancer

    Oct. 26, 2007 -- Nearly two-thirds of women mistakenly believe having no family history of cancer means they have a low risk of developing the disease, and most do not know that oral contraceptive use is protective against ovarian and uterine cancer, a new survey shows. Commissioned by the American

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  9. 5 Ways to Cut Women's Heart Attacks

    Oct. 22, 2007 -- New research shows that women could cut their heart attack risk by up to 92% by doing these five things: Eat lots of veggies, fruit, fish, whole grains, and legumes. Drink a moderate amount of alcohol. Practice girth control (keep your waist trimmer than your hips). Walk or bike for

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  10. Women's Health Report Card: Grim Grades

    Oct. 18, 2007 -- The U.S. gets an "unsatisfactory" grade on a new women's health report card issued by the National Women's Law Center and Oregon Health & Science University. Overall, the U.S. met only three out of 27 benchmarks in the report card. Obesity and diabetes were among the factors tha

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