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Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, new research finds. The study included women seen at an upstate New York pub...  More »

For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many women continue to have hot flashes for years after menopause, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 255 older women and found that 80 percent of them had moderate-to-severe hot flashes during menop...  More »

Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. "Ours i...  More »

Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two types of breast tissue abnormality may have the same potential of progressing to breast cancer, contrary to current belief, according to a new study. One abnormal tissue finding is known as "atypical...  More »

Texas Woman's Death Highlights Danger of Overlooking Dengue Fever

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The case of a Texas woman who died after becoming infected in New Mexico with the mosquito-borne dengue virus highlights a need for U.S. doctors to recognize the disease early, experts say. Dengue fever ...  More »

Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government statistics show there's still a major divide among women when it comes to infertility: Poor, nonwhite and less educated women are the least likely to seek services to get pregnant. A...  More »

Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who spend too much time sitting are more likely to die at an earlier age than highly active women, a large, long-term study says. Researchers analyzed data from 93,000 postmenopausal American w...  More »

Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening beyond age 50 saves lives and remains beneficial to women up to age 69, a new British study suggests. Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preven...  More »

Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women are four times more likely than men to seek weight-loss surgery, a new study finds. And men typically are older, more obese and sicker than women when they do see a doctor about ...  More »

Greater Health Spending Helps Men More Than Women, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Increased health spending in developed countries tends to benefit men more than women, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from 27 developed nations to determine the efficiency...  More »

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