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Abortions within a week of seeing GP

Women could be able to have an abortion within a week and without ever seeing a doctor under new official guidelines New guidelines given by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence   It also says patients should be able to self-refer themselves to abortion clinics They could even be booked in for a termination […]

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Eating walnuts may help fight breast cancer: Study

The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that consumption of two ounces of walnuts a day for about two weeks significantly changed gene expression in confirmed breast cancers. Consumption of walnuts may help suppress growth and survival of breast cancer, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that […]

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Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that increased levels of hormones including testosterone could cause a brain condition that can lead to blindness in women. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension—also known as IIH—is caused by high pressure in the brain with consequences from blindness to incapacitating daily long-term headaches. IIH was originally identified over […]

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Women who work nights are 9% more likely to have an early menopause

Women who work night shifts are nine per cent more likely to have an early menopause – even if it is only occasionally Disrupts the sleep-hormone melatonin, which may affect the ovaries Stress and tiredness might interfere with oestrogen, triggering early menopause Early menopause raises the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis  e-mail 16 View comments Women […]

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Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 — Feeling trapped behind a desk, a counter or on the factory floor does no favors for the mind. Now, research helps confirm that women with jobs that demand long hours may be more prone to depression. Researchers found that compared with women who worked a standard 40-hour week, those who […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 — Women with active migraine have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Neurology. Guy Fagherazzi, Ph.D., from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Villejuif, France, and colleagues evaluated data from a prospective population-based study […]