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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50.   New research suggests that all women turning 40 should get a breast cancer risk assessment, since half of them may have risks that are high enough to warrant annual mammograms right away. The finding is important because the latest...
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Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren’t. Joining a gym or walking or bicycling, or any other moderate activity that one enjoys, can be enough to reduce your risk of heart disease. Jose Luis Pelaez/Corbis Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their...
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Mammograms, cholesterol screenings, and Pap smears — these are just a few of the exams that are essential to a woman’s health. Is it time for you to schedule one of these screenings? Every woman should make time for healthy habits — regular exercise, stress management, and choosing the right foods. Scheduling routine health screenings, which...
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