Women May Descend Into Alzheimer’s Twice as Fast as Men

Women with mild thinking and memory problems — known as mild cognitive impairment — deteriorate twice as fast mentally as men with the same condition, according to new research.

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6 Things About Yeast Infections Every Woman Should Know

Ugh, what’s that itch?

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Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends.

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Another Reason Why Women Should Avoid Douching

Women who use vaginal douches may have higher exposure to phthalates, a new study suggests.

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Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman’s Risk for Cancer

Lots of time spent sitting may increase a woman’s odds for cancer, but it does not seem to have a similar effect on men, a new study suggests.

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Why Breast Cancer Survivors Are More Likely to Gain Weight (and Why That’s NOT Good News)

Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research suggests.

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5 Weird Ways Ovulation Can Affect Your Body

From skin changes to how you dress, research suggests ovulation affects you in seriously surprising ways.

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Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of ‘Obamacare’

Out-of-pocket costs for prescription birth control have dropped significantly since the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” took effect in the United States, a new study finds.

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More Than a Third of American Women Are Obese

And just under a third are overweight.

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Having D&C Procedures May Raise Your Risk of Preterm Birth Later

A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests.

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