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Phthalates Raise the Risk of Troublesome Fibroids
Exposure to a common family of chemicals that make plastics more flexible appears to encourage the problematic growth of uterine fibroids.
A Diet to Mute the Symptoms of Menopause
Women who ate this diet enjoyed the same easing of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats as women using hormone therapy did.
COVID Vaccines: Safe for Both Mom and Baby
Two studies make clear the sort of protection mothers -- and their newborns -- can expect from mRNA vaccines.
Acetaminophen a Risk During Pregnancy
Mothers who take this painkiller while they are pregnant have had a higher likelihood of having kids with sleep and attention problems.
Gender and Racial Disparities Among STEM Students
A mediocre white male student has twice the chance of attaining a STEM degree as a Black man or white woman with the same grades.
A Long View of Weight-Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery offers benefits that last for years. The joints, health and economic well-being of patients are all positively impacted.
When Should I Start Screening for Breast Cancer?
A change in Canadian guidelines offers a view of what happens when women are screened for breast cancer in their 50s rather than their 40s.
Vegetarians' Hip Risks
The odds of fracturing a hip are higher for vegetarians and vegans than for those who eat meat. But there are still ways to reduce the risk.
Preventing Obesity in Midlife: The Women's Preventive Services Initiative
Many women over 50 are overweight or obese. Helping prevent more weight gain is one way to help them avoid the health risks of obesity.
Potassium's Sex-Based Benefits
Eating potassium-rich foods can offset some risk from too much salt in our diets. The benefit to women's blood pressure is not seen in men.
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