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Hot Flashes Linked to Increased Risk of Hip Fracture

Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Microwave Imaging of the Breast

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Although currently available diagnostic screening systems for breast are effective at detecting early signs of tumors, they are far from perfect, subjecting patients to ionizing radiation and sometimes inflicting discomfort on women who are undergoing screening because of the compression of the breast that is required to produce diagnostically useful images. New research suggests a better, cheaper, and safer way to look for the telltale signs of breast cancer may be with microwaves.

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Majority of Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer in U.S. Receive Unnecessarily Long Courses of Radiation

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Two-thirds of women treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. receive longer radiation therapy than necessary, according to a new study published in JAMA this week from Penn Medicine researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, and Justin E. Bekelman, MD.

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Experts Draw Lessons from Philadelphia's Large-Scale Ob Unit Closures

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What is the impact on expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study provides views from hospital staff members in Philadelphia, where 13 out of 19 obstetric units closed in a 15-year period.

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Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit

Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

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Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage Among Poor Women

Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of the most common form of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Bone Health To Be A Major Wellness Trend in 2015

It is the season for predicting trends, so as they say in show business, "break a leg." Seriously, bone health is a major issue for women that is under reported.

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FDA Releases Data Showing Women and Minorities Are Not Studied Enough in Medical Research

The Society for Women's Health Research responds to FDA data showing women and minorities are not studied enough in medical research.

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Occupational Sitting Among Women Linked to Obesity

You might want to stand up for this. Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity, especially among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, finds a new study from the School of Medicine and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Majority of Women Report Sexual Dysfunction After Childbirth

Many women notice that their sexual health changes after childbirth, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago. Loyola researchers have a study underway to determine the extent to which pelvic pain may be related to this change.

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