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  1. Mammogram Radiation May Be Lower Than Thought

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends. The new research estimates that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is anywher

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  2. Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer a stroke may have better odds of recovering without disabilities if they're given uric acid along with standard "clot-busting" medication, a new study suggests. Men, on the other hand, may not be so fortunat

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  3. Mammograms May Cause Breast Cancer 'Overdiagnosis'

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more s

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  4. Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women's faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn't detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved t

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  5. Heart Rate Linked to Women's Sexual Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lower resting heart rate variability may be more likely to have sexual problems, a new study suggests. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between heartbeats. Those changes in he

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  6. Could These Common Pain-Relievers Lower Fertility?

    June 17, 2015 -- Young women who regularly use pain-relief medicines called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) might be seriously undermining their fertility, a new study suggests. The popular drugs, some of them available without a prescription, may hinder ovulation and lower levels of t

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  7. D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests. Dilation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgeries in obstetrics and gynec

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  8. Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A program aimed at teaching women how to recognize dangerous situations and resist sexual coercion almost halved the risk of rape on three college campuses, a new study shows. "We expected that providing women with knowle

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  9. Panel: 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the debate about the benefits of mammography screening before age 50, a new research review finds "limited" evidence that screening prevents breast cancer deaths among women in their 40s. The results come from the

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  10. Persistent UTI Symptoms May Signal Bladder Cancer

    May 21, 2015 -- Urinary tract infection symptoms that don’t improve with time or treatment could point to bladder cancer, a new study suggests. That finding applies to both men and women, said lead researcher Kyle Richards, MD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during a press conference at t

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