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    1. Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammograms benefit elderly women, a new study indicates. Previous research has shown that mammography screening reduces breast cancer deaths among women up to age 74, but there is little information about women ol

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    2. Suppository Eases Vaginal Dryness in Small Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For postmenopausal women, suppositories containing the hormone DHEA may reduce vaginal dryness, discomfort and pain during sex without raising overall estrogen levels, researchers report. DHEA is an anti-aging hormone prod

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    3. Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A well-known antifungal drug used for vaginal yeast infections may be linked to a slightly increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study of more than 1.4 million Danish pregnancies. Of the more than 3,300 women who

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    4. FDA Tightens Rules on Mesh Implants for Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened rules regarding the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse in women. The devices were reclassified on Monday from a "moderate" to "high" risk categ

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    5. The Younger the Mother, the Worse Midlife Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 3,30

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    6. The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe With Blood Thinners

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women on blood thinners can also take contraceptives that contain estrogen, or hormone replacement therapy, without raising their risk for blood clots or uterine bleeding, a new Italian study finds. Currently, wom

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    7. Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having high levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in mid-life may boost a woman's risk of benign tumors in the uterus called uterine fibroids, a new study suggests. "Our findings are particularly interesting bec

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    8. Ovarian Cyst Condition May Up Child's Autism Odds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have an increased risk for autism, new research from Sweden suggests. This study is the first to find such a link, the researchers said. And, they added, the

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    9. Weight Gain After Pregnancy and Stillbirth Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight gain after a first pregnancy might raise the risk of infant death and stillbirth in a second pregnancy, a new study suggests. In mothers who were previously a healthy weight, even moderate weight gain between the t

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    10. Nearly A Quarter of Caregivers Are Millennials

      By Shefali Luthra Caring for older relatives is usually a task associated with Baby Boomers, the 50- and 60-somethings who find their aging parents need assistance. But almost a quarter of the adults who take care of older people – on top of their regular jobs and responsibilities – are between the

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