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  • Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could be ruled a crime

    Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could be ruled a crime

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    Lawyers plan to take a test case to the Court of Appeal over claims that children harmed in the womb by their mother's drinking should receive compensation as victims of crime Harming an unborn child by consuming alcohol during pregnancy could be classified as a…

  • Breast cancer: older women dying from ignorance

    Breast cancer: older women dying from ignorance

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    Experts warn older women less aware of the symptoms of breast cancer so may wait longer before seeking treatment One in three breast cancer patients is aged 70 or over, figures show — yet women in that age group are not routinely screened for the…

  • Ultramarathons: Is running 100 miles bad for your health?

    Ultramarathons: Is running 100 miles bad for your health?

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    Ultramarathons – races over 26.2 miles – have experienced an exponential surge in popularity over the past decade, as runners line up to push their bodies to the limit during races that sometimes boast 100-mile-long courses.Now, a new study published in the journal PLOS…

  • Why pull-ups are harder for women

    Why pull-ups are harder for women

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    News that many female marines in boot camp cannot complete three pull-ups might have you wondering: Why do women find the exercise so difficult?This week, the Associated Press confirmed that the Marine Corps will delay the implementation of a new standard that would have…

  • Migraines may cause long-lasting changes to brain structure

    Migraines may cause long-lasting changes to brain structure

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    Though migraines are known for causing frequent episodes of debilitating head and neck pain, most researchers have considered the condition to be a benign disorder, void of long-term consequences.But now, new research has revealed that migraines may actually have a long-lasting impact on the…

  • Heart attack with no chest pain more likely in women

    Heart attack with no chest pain more likely in women

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    Women, especially younger women, are more likely than men to show up at the hospital with no chest pain or discomfort after having a heart attack, a new study suggests.Those symptoms, or lack of symptoms, can result in delayed medical care and differences in…

  • 2 glasses of milk a day keeps fat at bay in women

    2 glasses of milk a day keeps fat at bay in women

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    Women who drank two large glasses of milk daily after their weight-lifting routine gained more muscle and lost more fat compared to women who drank sugar-based energy drinks, says a new study.“Resistance training is not a typical choice of exercise for women,” says Stu…

  • Treatment for baldness: Australian scientists discover key gene

    Treatment for baldness: Australian scientists discover key gene

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    Australian scientists claim to have discovered a gene responsible for baldness in women which may lead to an effective treatment for hair loss.Researchers at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital studied the DNA of almost 500 women who had lost at least…

  • Common painkillers tied to miscarriage risk

    Common painkillers tied to miscarriage risk

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    Women who use common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen early in pregnancy may have an increased risk of miscarriage, a study published Tuesday suggests.Researchers found that of nearly 52,000 Quebec women who had been pregnant, those who'd used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after…

  •  Coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles men’s

    Coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles men’s

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    Drinking coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles that of men.While sipping a cappuccino or quaffing an espresso boosts women’s performance, the same drink impairs men’s memories and slows down their decision-making.And given that Britons alone down 70 million cups of coffee a day,…

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