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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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