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  1. Panel Advises Against Hormones to Prevent Disease

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- An influential panel of government advisors says hormone replacement therapy shouldn’t be prescribed to women after menopause to stave off chronic medical conditions like heart disease or osteoporosis. After considering the latest scientific evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Ta

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  2. Calcium May Help Prevent Hormone Disorder

    Oct. 18, 2012 -- Women who supplemented their diets with modest amounts of calcium had a lower risk for the hormone disorder known as primary hyperparathyroidism. The study, which is published in BMJ, also found that women with diets low in calcium may be more likely to get the disorder, which erode

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  3. Study Questions the Value of Annual Physical Exams

    Oct. 16, 2012 -- Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans. Now a new research review finds that these kinds of checkups don’t help people live longer, and they don’t cut the risk of dying of cancer or heart disease. “We did not find any signs of benefit,” on death risk, says rese

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  4. New Clue to Predict Diseases in Women?

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Evaluating blood levels of a hormone made in the brain and the gut may help predict diseases in women, according to new research. High levels of the hormone neurotensin appear linked to women’s risk of diabetes, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease such as heart disease or strok

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  5. Can Cranberries Fight Urinary Tract Infections?

    Sept. 11, 2012 (San Francisco) -- Early research suggests cranberries, vitamin C, acupuncture, and other alternative treatments may help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in some women, according to a Dutch infectious diseases specialist. While the treatments don't appear to work as well as

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  6. Expensive Health Care Isn’t Always Best

    Aug. 31, 2012 -- When it comes to health care, higher costs don’t always mean better care. That’s according to a report published this week by Consumer Reports. Independent investigators compared quality and cost for 18 primary care groups in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. They found that one of the

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  7. Health Reform: No-Cost Contraception Starts Today

    Aug. 1, 2012 -- Today ushers in a new provision of the health reform law that makes additional preventive health services -- from contraception to HPV testing -- available for free to an estimated 47 million women. Women with health plans that start on or after Aug. 1, 2012, must now be allowed acce

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  8. Top 10 Safest & Most Dangerous Cities to Drive In

    July 19, 2012 -- The most dangerous city for driving in the U.S. is Orlando, Fla., according to a new government report. Although rates have declined in recent years, car crashes still are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2009, 34,485 people died in car crashes in the U.S., and 22% of them we

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  9. Electric Fans May Be Risky in Extreme Heat

    July 12, 2012 -- Already this summer much of the nation has faced record setting, triple-digit heat, and it's only mid-July. Now, as heat waves become more common, a new report questions the safety of a long-relied-upon method for staying cool on sweltering days: the electric fan. While the review f

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  10. Sitting Too Much May Shave Years Off Our Lives

    July 9, 2012 -- Sitting too much is a serious health threat, a new study suggests. But keeping "down time" to less than three hours a day might make us live an extra two years. And cutting TV viewing -- which most of us do while sitting -- to less than two hours every day might extend life by almost

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