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‘Stripped Down' Estrogen Holds Promise For Treating Dementia In Women

Oct 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from three Milwaukee-area universities have developed a “stripped-down” estrogen molecule that improves memory in an animal model of post-menopausal dementia, kickstarting new drug discovery for treating memory loss in women. Memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease strike women three times ......
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Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women

Oct 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Are Shorter Days Linked to Postpartum Depression?

Oct 13, 2018 , WebMD
Pregnant women’s odds of developing postpartum depression were strongly influenced by the number of daylight hours during the last month of pregnancy and immediately after delivery, a new study has...
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What Does It Mean If You Have Dense Breasts? Breast Density Describes Different Kinds Of Tissue That Show On Your Mammogram.

Oct 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Did your last mammogram report say you have dense breasts? It’s more common than you think. Almost half of all women who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, and many don’t know what it means. Understanding dense breast tissue Breast density describes the different kinds of tissue that ......
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Obesity Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Odds

Oct 12, 2018 , WebMD
Women aged 20 to 49 who were overweight or obese had up to twice the risk for colon cancer before age 50, compared with normal-weight women, in a new...
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Study Of Nearly 41,000 Women Who Almost Died Giving Birth Shows Who's Most At Risk

Oct 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tens of thousands of American women each year need emergency treatment to save their lives while they deliver their babies, or immediately after. A new study shows how much their risk of a life-threatening birth depends on their racial and ethnic background, and their underlying health. In all, 1.6......
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Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups

Oct 12, 2018 , WebMD
Diet was much less important than the individual's genes in deciding whether they would develop hyperuricemia, which can lead to gout, according to researchers who analyzed data from nearly 17,000 American men and women of European...
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Asthma during pregnancy tied to postpartum depression risk

Oct 12, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests....
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C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide

Oct 12, 2018 , Reuters
Rates of caesarean section births almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 – from 12 to 21 percent worldwide - new research has found, with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones....
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Campaign Calls On People To Break ‘Code Of Silence’ Surrounding Domestic Violence

Oct 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The campaign, Don’t Just Give A Damn, urges people to take an active stand in the fight against domestic violence. In other public health news: therapy dogs, intermittent fasting, women in science, blood cancer, end-of-life discussions, and...
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Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Easier Deliveries

Oct 11, 2018 , WebMD
A new study of almost 6,000 women in Sweden found weight-loss surgery was tied to fewer cesarean sections, infections, tears, hemorrhages or post-term...
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Brief Psychotherapy Benefits Women Caring For Children With Severe Health Issues

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Brief cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improved the mental health of women overwhelmed by caring for children with severe chronic health conditions, researchers at the University of Louisville have found. After five therapy sessions, study participants reported significantly decreased dep......
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NYU Researchers Identify Tool To Help Transgender Women Have A More Authentic Voice

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New York University researchers have identified visual-acoustic biofeedback as a new tool to assist in voice modification therapy for transgender women. The research, which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Voice, identifies a new avenue for this technology as a tool to help trans women......
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In Childbirth, When To Begin Pushing Does Not Affect C-Section Rates

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
More than 3 million women in the United States give birth each year. But obstetricians have differing opinions about when women should begin pushing during labor and whether the timing of pushing increases the likelihood of a cesarean section, which carries a higher risk of complications compared wi......
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Ovidrel vs. Pregnyl

Oct 10, 2018 , RxList
Ovidrel (choriogonadotropin alfa) and Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin) are forms of the hormone (hCG) that causes the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation) used to treat certain fertility problems in women....
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FDA Expands Gardasil to Cover Adults to Age 45

Oct 10, 2018 , RxList
The FDA has approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9, Merck's HPV vaccine for men and women ages...
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India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

Oct 10, 2018 , Reuters
India has sent experts to try to contain an outbreak of the zika virus in the popular tourist destination of Jaipur, capital of the northern state of Rajasthan, with a close watch on pregnant women....
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Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Oct 10, 2018 , WebMD
Women who lost 5 percent or more of their body weight had a 12 percent lower breast cancer risk than those whose weight remained the same, according to a study in the journal...
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Aygestin vs. Provera

Oct 10, 2018 , RxList
Aygestin (norethindrone) and Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are forms of the female hormone progesterone used for birth control (contraception) to prevent pregnancy, and to treat menstrual disorders. Aygestin is also used to treat endometriosis, abnormal vaginal bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance, and to prevent endometrial hyperplasia in postmenopausal women who have not undergone a hysterectomy and are receiving conjugated estrogens. Provera is also used to treat endometrial or renal...
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FDA Expands Gardasil to Cover Adults to Age 45

Oct 09, 2018 , WebMD
About 14 million Americans become infected with HPV every year, the CDC says. About 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die from cervical cancer caused by certain HPV...
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