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    1. Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Moms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991

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    2. Women May Get Poorer Post-Heart Attack Care

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely than men to get the recommended treatments for heart attack survivors, and that could explain much of the gender gap in long-term survival, a new study finds. Looking at records for nearly 50,000 older Am

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    3. Are Feminine Hygiene Products Safe?

      Nov. 2, 2015 -- A typical woman goes through more than 12,000 sanitary pads or tampons over the decades that she has her period. But is long-term use of sanitary protection safe? Members of Congress and women’s health advocacy groups have raised concerns about a lack of research into the safety of t

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    4. Marijuana Extract Won't Prevent Postsurgery Nausea

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The active chemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), doesn't prevent nausea or vomiting in patients emerging from surgery, new research indicates. "Due to an unacceptable side effect profile and uncertain [anti-naus

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    5. Black Tea Tied to Fewer Fractures in Older Women

      Oct. 13, 2015 -- Drinking multiple cups of black tea -- as opposed to green or other tea -- with or without milk is linked to lower odds of a bone break in older women, a new study finds. In more than 1,000 women participating in the Calcium Intake Fracture Outcome Study in Australia, those who dran

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    6. New Clues: How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Studies have shown that women with larger hips tend to have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and now scientists are getting a clearer picture of the genetics behind it all. Recent research has shown that a variant in a gene

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    7. Antidepressants Top Choice to Treat Severe PMS

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are the first treatment choice for a severe type of premenstrual syndrome associated with suicidal thoughts, according to a new research review. Up to 8 percent of women with PMS have this condition,

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    8. Vaginal Mesh Surgery Dangers May Be Overstated

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends. Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal

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    9. False-Positive Mammogram Traumatic for Most Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer. The Swedish study of nearly 400 such

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    10. FDA Approves First Drug to Boost Women’s Sex Drive

      Aug. 18, 2015 -- After two rejections and years of back and forth over its real benefits, the FDA on Tuesday approved the first medication designed to help women distressed about their lack of libido. Flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, has a checkered regulatory history. In 2009, an FDA advis

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