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HPV and Other Vaccinations Lagging in Teens

Many teens are still not getting the recommended vaccines, and fewer parents plan to give their adolescent daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine because of concerns about its safety, despite increased clinician recommendations, according to an analysis of data from the 2008–2010 National Immunization Survey of Teens. Paul M. Darden, MD, professor and section chief…

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Timing of Hormone Therapy May Affect Alzheimer’s Prevention

A new study further supports the theory of a critical window around the time of menopause during which initiation of hormone therapy (HT) protects against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study found that the relationship between HT and AD not only varies with timing of the therapy initiation but also with its type and duration. Women…

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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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From a Vial of Mom’s Blood, a Fetus’s Entire Genome

NEW YORK (Reuters) Jul 04 – The days of pregnant women having a 3-inch-long hollow needle jabbed into their abdomens may be numbered. For the second time in a month, scientists have announced that a simple blood test, rather than more invasive tests such as amniocentesis, can determine a fetus’s genetic make-up, identifying mutations causing…

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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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Exercise Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain, Ups Cognitive Function

Six weeks of aerobic exercise can relieve the pain typically experienced by patients with fibromyalgia (FM) who discontinue analgesic medications, according to imaging studies reported at the Neuroscience 2011, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. The exercise also improves their working memory. The researchers suggest that this is a result of the increased activation of…

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Metformin Curbs Ovarian Hyperstimulation in PCOS

Metformin cuts the risk of overstimulating the ovaries of women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and are receiving gonadotropin for in vitro fertilization, Italian researchers report in a paper online October 10 in Fertility and Sterility. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, or OHSS, is a rare iatrogenic condition in which the ovaries grow and, in advanced…

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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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Good Hemostasis With LigaSure in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Operating time and blood loss during laparoscopic hysterectomy are similar whether hemostasis is achieved with LigaSure or conventional bipolar instruments, Dutch researchers say. LigaSure (Valleylab, Boulder, Colorado) desiccates vascular tissues using a feedback-programmed amount of bipolar diathermy, effectively closing vessels up to 7 mm with a seal that can withstand three times the normal systolic…

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