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  • Woman, 115, says her secrets to longevity are raw eggs, no men

    Woman, 115, says her secrets to longevity are raw eggs, no men

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    People who were single and unhappy about it on Valentine's Day might be cheered by the story of Emma Morano, who has been single for the last 77 Valentine's Days and says it has helped her to live to the age of 115.The Italian,…

  • Woman experiences unexpected, rapid weight gain after fecal transplant procedure

    Woman experiences unexpected, rapid weight gain after fecal transplant procedure

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    A woman who had a successful fecal transplant to treat a bacterial infection in her intestines has experienced unexpected and rapid weight gain, causing doctors to consider the role of gut bacteria in metabolism and health.The case, reported in the journal Open Forum Infectious…

  • Women smokers may have same risk for deadly aneurysm as men

    Women smokers may have same risk for deadly aneurysm as men

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    Women who smoke cigarettes are just as likely as men to develop potentially fatal aneurysms in the main artery leading from the heart, according to a recent study.Guidelines already recommend screening men over age 65 who have ever smoked for abdominal aortic aneurysm, a…

  • Women live with incontinence, but it can be treated

    Women live with incontinence, but it can be treated

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    Older women often silently suffer from treatable urinary incontinence, researchers say.When doctors asked about urinary incontinence and offered to treat it, women were two to three times more likely to have a reduction in symptoms than when doctors ignored the condition until patients complained,…

  • Woman enters hospital with cramps, exits with surprise baby

    Woman enters hospital with cramps, exits with surprise baby

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    Surprise births, once the stuff of urban legend, are now the stuff of occasional roundups of shocked new moms who had no clue they were expecting.Canada's Karolane Baillargeon is the latest addition to that club after heading to a Quebec hospital last week for…

  • 7 things that probably don’t increase breast cancer risk

    7 things that probably don’t increase breast cancer risk

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    About 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by the age of 85—and it's probably safe to say that we will all know someone who's affected by this disease in some way. With stats like that, it's…

  • Low iron intake during pregnancy linked with autism

    Low iron intake during pregnancy linked with autism

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    For children whose mothers had low supplemental iron and other risk factors, researchers at the University of California, Davis found a five-fold greater risk of autism.In a new study from the UC Davis MIND Institute, researchers examined the relationship between maternal iron intake and…

  • Breast cancer risk drops for active older women

    Breast cancer risk drops for active older women

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    Older women who walk just four hours per week can dramatically reduce their risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.In the study, researchers examined the activity levels of postmenopausal women within the past four years. They found that those who had engaged in…

  • More middle-aged US women having babies outside marriage, CDC says

    More middle-aged US women having babies outside marriage, CDC says

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    More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.There were 1.6 million births to unmarried women…

  • For children with autism, brain inflexibility may explain behavior

    For children with autism, brain inflexibility may explain behavior

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    New research has found that the brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task and this inflexibility is correlated with behaviors characteristic of the disorder.“One of the core clinical symptoms of autism is restricted interests and repetitive behaviors,”…

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