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  1. Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among young and middle-aged adults, men tend to receive faster hospital care than women for heart attacks and chest pains, a new study finds. Anxiety appeared to be a key factor -- women who appeared anxious upon admittan

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  2. Panel Recommends HPV Test as Replacement for Pap

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening. In three separate 1

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  3. Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to This

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surge in the number of thyroid cancer cases in recent decades suggests the disease is being overdiagnosed and overtreated, a new study contends. Although the number of thyroid cancer diagnoses has almost tripled sinc

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  4. Postmenopausal Estrogen and Lower Glaucoma Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. "Ours is one of the fi

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  5. These Exercises May Lower Women's Diabetes Risk

    Jan. 16, 2014 -- Lifting weights and other muscle-building workouts reduce women's risk of diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 100,000 U.S. nurses over eight years and found that those who lifted weights, did press-ups or similar resistance workouts we

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  6. Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been diagnosed with and treated for precancerous cells on the cervix may be at increased risk for developing and dying from cervical or vaginal cancer, new research suggests. However, the researchers added

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  7. Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Day Sitting

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older women are physically inactive for about two-thirds of their waking hours, according to new research. But that doesn't mean they're just sitting still. Although women in the study appeared to be inactive for a good p

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  8. Female Libido Drug Maker Appealing FDA Decision

    Dec. 12, 2013 -- It's not clear whether the benefits of a drug meant to increase sexual desire in women outweigh the risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency considers the effectiveness of Sprout Pharmaceuticals' drug flibanserin to be "modest," while side effects include fatigu

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  9. Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source -- the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands' little blue pills. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Via

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  10. European Morning-After Pill Ineffective in Heavier Women

    The label on a "morning-after" emergency contraceptive sold in Europe will be changed to alert consumers that it is not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. The new warning on the label of Norlevo will also caution that the pill starts to lose its effectiveness in women heavier than 16

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