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  1. Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers. For every height increase of roughly 4 inches, older women faced a 13 percent greater ov

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  2. Chemicals in Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause changes in thyroid function, according to a new study. People have widespread exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are us

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  3. Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday. Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is incr

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  4. Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Smartphone

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Plenty of Americans are eager to use their mobile phones and tablet computers to better manage their health care, a new poll finds -- though the nation has a way to go before we're all consulting Dr. Smartphone. In a Harris Intera

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  5. 5% of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections

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  6. Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged women develop aches and pains and other physical symptoms as a result of chronic stress, according to a decades-long study. Researchers in Sweden examined long-term data collected from about 1,500 women and found

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  7. Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study. This is not the first study to link depress

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  8. Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says. Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years foll

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  9. Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking birth control pills with lower amounts of estrogen -- a commonly prescribed contraceptive -- may be at higher risk for chronic pelvic pain and pain during orgasm, according to new research. A study of nearly 1,000 w

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  10. Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Preparing meals can mean less time for exercise, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed U.S. Census data from more than 112,000 American adults and found that a 10-minute increase in meal preparation was associated with

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