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3475 Articles Matching "women"

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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Few people exercise as much as they should—contributing $117 billion in annual US health costs

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Only 26 percent of men, 19 percent of women and 20 percent of adolescents meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for physical...
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Perspectives: Lessons On Strategies Preventing Legal Abortions; Make HPV Vaccine Part Of Mandatory Childhood Schedule

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views on several women's health...
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New Physical Activity Guidelines For Americans: This Is What You Need To Do

Nov 13, 2018 , Forbes
The second edition of the guidelines includes these recommendations for pre-schoolers, children and adolescents, adults, older adults, pregnant women, and those with chronic...
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Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
The two studies provide firm evidence that the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon, sardines or tuna can have a beneficial effect on heart health, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and lead researcher for the VITAL...
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Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests....
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Smoking, Diabetes May Be Especially Risky for Women's Hearts

Nov 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Smoking, Diabetes May Be Especially Risky for Women's HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00...
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New Study Cements Fact That Mammography Is A Primary Factor In Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

Nov 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tabar et al — published online November 8 in Cancer — debunks claims that mammography screening is not a primary factor in plummeting breast cancer deaths and reinforces the long-proven fact that Mammography Saves Lives™. The study showed that women screened regularly for breast cancer have a 47% ......
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Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests....
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State Highlights: Deputies Didn’t Have Keys For S.C. Women Who Died During Flooding While Locked In Van, Lawyers Say; Harvard Receives Largest Gift In Medical School’s History

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from South Carolina, Massachusetts, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Texas and...
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Tulane Researcher Studies Why Black Women Are More Likely To Die During Or After Pregnancy

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and Louisiana consistently ranks among the top US states for rates of death among pregnant and postpartum women. Two new studies by a Tulane University epidemiologist aim to figure out why. Maeve Wallace, a reproductive and pe......
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Mailed HPV Tests Can Help Find Women At-Risk For Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that mailing self-collection kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus infection has the potential to boost cervical cancer screening – especially for low-income women who are overdue for testing. In th......
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Smoking, Diabetes Extra Risky for Women's Hearts

Nov 09, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers have found that three heart disease risk factors -- smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure -- increased the odds of heart attack for both genders, but the rise went higher for women than...
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Docs Fail to Tell New Moms Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer Risk

Nov 09, 2018 , RxList
Few women report being told by their obstetrician that prolonged breastfeeding, from 6 to 12 months, can reduce their risk of getting breast cancer, according to a study published online October 25 in Breastfeeding...
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High blood pressure, smoking raise heart attack risk more in women, study says

Nov 09, 2018 , CNN Health
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes raise women's risk of a heart attack more than these factors raise men's risk, according to a new study published in the BMJ....
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Women were waiting months for a mastectomy. This surgeon changed that.

Nov 09, 2018 , CNN Health
In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the lives of 500 women....
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Nevada Votes No To The Tampon Tax And Yes To The Menstrual Equity Movement

Nov 09, 2018 , Forbes
At the midterm elections, Nevada became the 10th state to eliminate the “tampon tax”. Proponents of its elimination argue that feminine hygiene products are a basic need, and the tax represents a financial imposition on underserved communities and...
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Global skin cancer deaths rising for men but not women, study says

Nov 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Men are dying at a higher rate than women from melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, a new global analysis said....
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Fewer Pregnant U.S. Women Smoke or Drink, But More Are Using Pot

Nov 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Fewer Pregnant U.S. Women Smoke or Drink, But More Are Using PotCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2018 12:00:00...
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2nd Baby Born to a Kratom-Using Mom Has Withdrawal

Nov 08, 2018 , WebMD
A second baby exposed to kratom during his mother's pregnancy may signal a broader trend among pregnant women toward seeking alternatives to opioid painkillers, a study author...
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