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