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Information about women's health. Research and self-help articles that relate to heart and reproductive health issues for women, social factors affecting women, relationships, fertility, osteoporosis, menstruation, endometriosis, POS, fibromyalgia, PMS, mood disorders, vaccines for women and menopause symptoms and treatment.

Women Who Have Had Hysterectomy Have More CVD Risk Factors

Women who have had hysterectomies have more cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, making them more prone to heart disease and stroke than women who have not had their uterus removed.

Women's Health and Hysterectomy

Women who have� � had hysterectomies have more cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, making them more prone to heart disease and stroke than women who have not had their uterus removed, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Bone Density Appears to Recover After Adolescents Discontinue Injected Contraceptive

Lower bone density appears to recover in adolescent females once they stop using the injected contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). This study shows that after adolescents stop using DMPA, their bone density can increase to levels comparable to those of other women in their age group.

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A Woman's Guide To Health

When you have a chronic illness, your immune system is shot and you have to go back to basics of diet, simplifying your diet, going on a cleansing diet, like brown rice and vegetables for a short time. You are going to do a lot of cleansing. Build up your immune system through vitamins and herbs. Women also have to educate their doctors as well as choosing their own alternatives.

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Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)

Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for menstrual cramps. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: "primary" dysmenorrhea and "secondary" dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea is common menstrual cramps. Cramps usually begin one to two years after a woman starts getting her period. Pain is usually felt in the lower abdomen or back and can be mild to severe. Common menstrual cramps usually become less painful as a woman ages and may stop entirely if the woman has a baby.

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Women Wait Longer for Emergency Heart Treatment: Study Finds

In a heart attack, the saying goes, "Time is muscle." The faster a person gets treated, the better his or her chances of survival and recovery. But a new study finds that women who have heart attacks wait longer than men to receive an emergency procedure that can re-open clogged blood vessels and restore blood flow to the heart muscle.\n

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Coconut Oil Increases Beneficial Properties in Human Breast Milk

Coconut Oil Found Beneficial for Lactating Mothers. The unique composition of human breast milk fat includes the fatty acids, lauric acid and capric acid, which have potent antimicrobial properties. These fatty acids offer the nursing infant protection from viruses such as herpes and HIV, protozoa such as giardia lamblia, and bacteria such as chlamydia and heliocobater.\n

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Vulvovaginal Candidiasis and HIV Infection

The attack rate of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) in HIV-infected women is unknown. Vaginal Candida colonization rates in HIV-infected women are higher than among seronegative women with similar demographic characteristics and high-risk behaviors, and the colonization rates correlate with increasing severity of immunosuppression.

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Vaginal Infection

Vaginal infection is usually characterized by a vaginal discharge or vulvar itching and irritation; a vaginal odor may be present. The three diseases most frequently associated with vaginal discharge are trichomoniasis (caused by T. vaginalis), bacterial vaginosis (caused by a replacement of the normal vaginal flora by an overgrowth of anaerobic microorganisms, mycoplasmas, and Gardnerella vaginalis), and candidiasis (usually caused by Candida albicans).

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Vaccine Protects Against Virus Linked to Half of All Cervical Cancers

An experimental vaccine prevented women from becoming persistently infected with a virus that is associated with half of all cervical cancers, researchers reported in the November 21, 2002, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine ( see the journal abstract of the study ).

Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are extremely common sexually transmitted infections. In more than 90 percent of cases, the infections are harmless and go away without treatment.

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4 Ways to Prevent the Number One Women's Health Problem

What disease kills more American women than any other? If you answered anything except heart disease then you must read\nthis article. According to the American Heart Association heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of women. They\nare two of the many cardiovascular diseases that kill nearly 500,000 women each year. That's more than the next seven causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. \n

What disease kills more American women than any other? If you answered anything except heart disease then you must read\nthis article. According to the American Heart Association heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of women. They\nare two of the many cardiovascular diseases that kill nearly 500,000 women each year. That's more than the next seven causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. \n

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Julie Lenz
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