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'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says
Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight
WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say
Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds
Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health
Genital dryness and painful sex are common in postmenopausal women, but are little reported or discussed. Experts say it doesn't have to be that way.
Unlike their mothers, the girls of the 1960s received a barrage of information preparing them for puberty. They were herded into darkened schoolrooms where they giggled through corny black-and-white movies about how their bodies were about to change. They pored over pamphlets with ram's-horn diagrams of fallopian tubes. They studied books filled with helpful advice about coping with body odor and "feminine protection."
Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too
How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications
Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women
Signs the youngster should see a doctor
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
Keep your little one dry and clean
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says