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Glaucoma Drug Helps Women with Blinding Disorder Linked to Obesity

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An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by NEI. This disorder mostly affects young, overweight women. Vision loss and headaches are common symptoms.

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Society for Women’s Health Research Highlights Women’s Sleep Health at Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®), the leading voice on the study of the biological differences between women and men, will present a poster on “Exploring Sex and Gender Differences in Sleep” at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) on April 24-26 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Prolonged and Heavy Bleeding During Menopause Is Common

Women going through menopause most likely think of it as the time for an end to predictable monthly periods. Researchers at the University of Michigan say it's normal, however, for the majority of them to experience an increase in the amount and duration of bleeding episodes, which may occur at various times throughout the menopausal transition.

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Osteoporosis Risk Heightened Among Sleep Apnea Patients

A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? UPDATE: Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A

Newswise hosts the first live, interactive virtual event for major research finding for journalists. Newswise and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are collaborating to offer direct access to the investigator via Newswise Live, an interactive virtual event.

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? Researcher Takes Your Questions on Newswise Live Event

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Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Patients, Scientists Report

Long-term results are reported for the first patients to receive laboratory-engineered vaginal organs.

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Higher Social Class Linked to Fewer Bone Fractures Among Non-White Women

Social class may play a significant role in how likely middle-aged African-American or Asian woman are to suffer bone fractures. New research suggests that a higher education level was associated with decreased fracture incidence among non-white women.

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Major Changes Needed for How the FDA Approves Medical Products, Says Society for Women’s Health Research

Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) President and CEO Phyllis Greenberger will urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials along with greater reporting and analysis of sex differences during a hearing today at the FDA headquarters near Washington, D.C.

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