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  1. 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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  2. Breast Cancer Chemo Drug Ixempra OK'd

    Oct. 17, 2007 -- The FDA has approved a new breast cancer chemotherapy drug called Ixempra for the treatment of advanced breast cancer. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., which makes Ixempra, announced the drug's approval in a news release. Ixempra will be available "within days," states Bristol-Myers Squibb

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  3. Herbal Relief for Menstrual Cramps?

    Oct. 17, 2007 -- Chinese herbal medicine may trump other treatments for menstrual cramps. That news, published online today in The Cochrane Library, comes with a caution that the results need to be checked. A team of scientists reviewed 39 studies on dysmenorrhea (painful periods) that included mens

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  4. HPV Beats Pap as Cervical Cancer Test

    Oct. 17, 2007 - The Pap test is an annual ritual for millions of American women, but it may not be the best way to screen for cervical cancer. In a head-to-head comparison study from Canada, DNA testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) was found to be far more accurate than traditional Pap smear testi

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  5. Worldwide Abortion Rates Down

    Oct. 12, 2007 -- Four million fewer abortions were performed worldwide in 2003 than in 1995, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The study includes international abortion statistics from 1995 and 2003, the most recent year for which abortion statistics are available in many countries.

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  6. Women's Cancer Prevention Falls Short

    Oct. 2, 2007 -- U.S. women could stand to upgrade their cancer prevention efforts, a new poll shows. The poll, which included 800 women, comes from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Prevention magazine. "Our findings should serve as a wake-up call to women," Jennifer Irvine Vid

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  7. Natural Orifice Surgery: No Scars

    Sept. 17, 2007 - French doctors who report removing a woman's gallbladder through her vagina say such "no-scar surgery" may be the wave of the future. At least two U.S. women -- one at New York Presbyterian Hospital and another at the University of California San Diego Medical Center -- have undergo

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  8. New Tampon Cuts Toxic Shock Risk

    Sept. 18, 2007 (Chicago) -- Researchers have developed a novel tampon that appears to cut the risk of menstrual toxic shock syndrome (TSS). The key to its success: a fiber finish called glycerol monolaurate (GML) that reduces the production of the toxin that causes menstrual TSS, says researcher Pat

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  9. Vitamin E May Lower Blood Clot Risk

    Sept. 10, 2007 -- Vitamin E proved to be a bust for preventing heart disease and cancer in a widely publicized study in women, but intriguing results from the same trial suggest a role for the vitamin in reducing the risk of life-threatening blood clots. Researchers warn that the findings must be co

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  10. Women Prefer Working Outside the Home

    Sept. 6, 2007 -- If you were free to take a job outside the home or stay at home to take care of family and house, what would you prefer? The Gallup Organization posed that hypothetical question to about 1,000 U.S. adults last month in a telephone poll about work. Among women, 58% said they would pr

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