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The PCOS and Diabetes Connection

Many are unaware of what PCOS is, let alone that it can increase risk for diabetes. PCOS, however, shares a key factor with type 2 diabetes, namely the development of…

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Alzheimer’s More Common Than Breast Cancer in Older Women

Older women are nearly twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to get breast cancer, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Approximately one in…

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Pain for Pleasure? The O-Shot

You have to study for the test to get the “A,” prepare the meal to enjoy eating it, and lift those weights to get fabulous toned arms. No pain, no…

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Large Study Suggests Mammograms May Not Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

Mammograms may not be better at preventing deaths from breast cancer than physical breast exams alone, according to one of the largest studies on mammography. The study followed 90,000 women…

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When No Period Is No Problem

When the pill was first released for use as a contraceptive in 1960, it was prescribed to include a hormone-free week in order to ensure a normal menstrual period. The…

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

Scientists may have found an unexpected source of relief for women who suffer from menstrual cramps. A small study at Pennsylvania State University found that sildenafil citrate (also known as…

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Women in Relationships Have Orgasm Advantage, Study Says

Casual hookups may not be very sexually satisfying for women, a new study shows. In fact, women having a casual sexual encounter may be half as likely to have an…

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Smile: It’s Good for You

Smiling is something most of us do without giving it much thought. But research has shown that when we smile, even if we force it, it sets off a chemical…

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Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Provide Sufficient Protection

One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which helps protect against cervical cancer and genital warts, may be sufficient to provide long-term protection from the sexually transmitted infection, a…

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Today’s Headlines: Breasts, Weight-Loss Surgery and Halloween Lenses

Women’s breasts age faster than the rest of their body: Different parts of the body appear to age at different rates, according to “a new system that may be the…

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