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Urinary Incontinence Underreported in Young Women

July 16, 2012 — According to the conventional wisdom, urinary incontinence is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who’ve had a baby. But a study out today suggests even young women who’ve never been pregnant could suffer from the problem. The Australian researchers say their study is the first to look at…

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Iron Supplements May Cut Fatigue in Some Premenopausal Women

July 13, 2012 — Iron supplements cut fatigue nearly in half for nonanemic women in a randomized placebo-controlled trial published online July 9 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Paul Vaucher, DiO, from the Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and colleagues enrolled 198 women between the ages of 18 and 53 years…

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Timing of Physical Activity Key to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 25, 2012 — It is increasingly well-established that physical activity may reduce the risk for breast cancer; now a new study indicates that the timing and extent of exercise are key to gaining benefit. According to the study, published online June 25 in Cancer, any level of physical activity during the reproductive and postmenopausal years appeared to…

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Less Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Autism: Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jun 06 – In a new study from California, mothers of children with autism recalled getting less folic acid through food and supplements early in their pregnancies than mothers whose kids didn’t develop the disorder. Meeting recommendations for folic acid — at least 600 mcg per day — in the first…

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Women at Midlife and Beyond Have Unique Health Needs

Troy Brown conducting: An Expert Interview With Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN Editor’s note: Women at midlife have health issues that go far beyond hot flashes and symptoms of menopause. Many women find symptoms of menopause, which include hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal atrophy, to be quite bothersome, whereas other women barely notice…

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Persons With Asymptomatic Genital Herpes Still Shed Virus

Persons with herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) infection but without symptoms shed virus in the genital tract less often than symptomatic individuals, but even in asymptomatic individuals, genital HSV shedding was often not associated with a lesion, suggesting a high risk for transmission from persons with unrecognized HSV-2 infection. Anna Wald, MD, MPH, senior author…

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ACOG Updates Routine Well-Woman Annual Screening Guidelines

The Committee on Gynecologic Practice of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated guidelines for routine screenings, laboratory tests, and immunizations for the annual examination visit of nonpregnant adolescents and women, according to a Committee Opinion published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “The purpose of the annual ob-gyn visit is…

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