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  1. High Heels, Flip-Flops: Painful Choices

    May 29, 2008 (Indianapolis) -- No one flaunts those killer heels like the gals of Sex and the City. But if this week's release of the movie has you yearning for some fab spikes of your own, you may want to opt for some fashionable flats instead. A new study suggests that walking down stairs while we

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  2. Top 'Heart Friendly' Cities for Women

    May 19, 2008 -- The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement today issued its first ratings of how "heart friendly" U.S. cities are for women. The ratings are based on heart disease death rates, factors that make heart disease more likely (including obesity, smoking, diabetes, high blo

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  3. FDA Stresses 2 Drugs' Birth Defects Risks

    May 16, 2008 -- The FDA today underscored the risk of miscarriage and birth defects in women taking the immune-suppressing drugs CellCept or Myfortic. Those drugs are approved for use by organ transplant patients to prevent organ transplant rejection. They're sometimes used "off-label" to treat othe

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  4. Testosterone Spray for Women's Libido?

    April 15, 2008 -- Spraying a little testosterone on the belly may help slightly boost a woman's libido, but a spritz of -- well, nothing -- seems to do the job just as well. An Australian-based study investigating whether low levels of the hormone testosterone plays a role in premenopausal sexual di

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  5. Belly Fat Doesn't Bode Well for Women

    April 8, 2008 -- Having a big waist may raise women's death rates, even in women who aren't overweight. That news comes from a study of 44,600 female nurses enrolled in a long-term health study. The bottom line: Waists mattered more than weight. Being in the normal weight range was less important th

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  6. Weight Gain: Thyroid Gland to Blame?

    March 24, 2008 -- If you're tempted to blame your thyroid gland for the numbers on the scale, researchers have some good news and some not-so-good news for you. In a new study examining thyroid and weight, scientists have found that even a thyroid functioning on the lower end of the normal range is

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  7. Obese Women Missing Cancer Tests?

    March 24, 2008 -- Obesity may be hindering some women from getting routine cancer screening. That's according to a new review of 32 U.S. studies on breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer screening. The review makes these three points: Overweight and obese women were less likely than l

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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