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Quick pregnancy safe after stillbirth, study finds

There is no reason to delay having another baby after a stillbirth, research in the Lancet suggests. Although women are often told to wait for a year before getting pregnant again, there is little evidence to back up this advice, BBC reported. This international study of 14,000 births found no increased risk of problems if...
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Heart Attacks Are Becoming More Common in Younger Women

published in a special Go Red for Women issue of the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Researchers analyzed hospital admissions data in the United States and found that hospital visits for heart attacks in patients between age 35 and 54 increased from 27 percent in 1995–99 to 32 percent in 2010–14. The increase was more pronounced in women, who had a...
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Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman’s Heart

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours. Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. “We saw a modest increased risk of heart disease associated with longer duration of rotating night shift work, which appears to wane after stopping shift...
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Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines

Women who suffer from migraines may be able to safely use hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, a new study suggests. The study of 85,000 U.S. women found no evidence that hormone therapy carried a particular risk of heart attack or stroke among those with a history of migraine headaches. That possibility has been a concern,...
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Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year. Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened drinks every day may be more likely to give birth to heavier babies who are then more likely to become overweight children, researchers report. “Infants born to women...
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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin — making it dry, itchy, and irritated. And it can feel like there’s no escape: Cold, blustery conditions outside can leave your skin feeling raw, while indoor heat zaps moisture from the air and from your skin. Even the things that make winter wonderful, such as sitting by...
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Does Dirty Air Keep You Awake?

High pollution levels tied to poorer sleep in preliminary study.   Those with the highest exposure to fine particle pollution had a nearly 50 percent increased likelihood of having low sleep efficiency. Air pollution may harm your sleep, researchers say. “Prior studies have shown that air pollution impacts heart health and affects breathing and lung function, but less...
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6 Ways to Boost Women’s Health

Women’s health concerns are a little different from those of men. If you’re a woman, these tips will soon have you feeling fit and energetic. To look and feel your best at every age, it’s important to make smart lifestyle and health choices. Here are six simple things that women can do every day (or...
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7 Supplement Risks Every Woman Should Know About

Healthy or risky? Find out about limitations of these popular supplements before you pop that pill.   You may be taking more risks than you realize with certain supplements. Getty Images Nearly half of women take herbal or dietary supplements daily, and these over-the-counter products are a booming industry. Herbal dietary supplement sales reached $6...
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