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‘The Pill’ May Raise Depression Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who use hormonal methods for birth control, such as “the pill,” may have a slightly higher risk of developing depression — and teenagers may be most vulnerable, a large study suggests. Researchers said the findings confirm the link between hormonal birth control …

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Can Stress Lower a Woman’s Fertility?

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research seems to confirm that stress lowers a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, particularly stress that occurs around the time of ovulation. “If you are feeling more stress than you usually do [around ovulation time], you are 40 percent less likely to …

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Stress May Take Toll on Younger Women’s Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stress may be especially hard on the hearts of younger women who have heart disease, new research suggests. Researchers gave nearly 700 men and women with heart disease a mentally stressful public speaking assignment. Then they measured blood flow to the heart. Women …

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Body Acceptance Rises for Women

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — American women seem more satisfied with their weight now than they were 30 years ago, preliminary new research indicates. After reviewing more than 250 studies that included a total of over 100,000 participants, researchers found that women’s dissatisfaction with their thinness levels significantly …

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Permanent Birth Control: His and Her Options

Three years after they got married, Alexandra Paul and her husband, Ian, wanted better birth control. Paul was fed up with side effects of the pill, so she switched to a diaphragm. But when contraceptive jelly gave her infections, she avoided using it. That put a crimp in their lovemaking. …

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