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Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women

MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a family history of breast cancer remain at higher risk for breast cancer even after age 65, a new study suggests.

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers call a first step toward personalized vaccines for a multitude of cancers, a vaccine made from stem cells protected mice from tumors.

Here's to a Healthy Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Take good prenatal care of yourself and not only will you have a healthier baby, you'll also lower his or her risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease later in life.

Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you worry about ever getting cancer, you might want to pass on the processed foods at your supermarket.

Obamacare Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of the main features of Obamacare -- providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan -- allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows.

Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression, and the rate is almost twice as high for women as men, health officials say.

Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say.

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found.

MS Drug Poses Hard Choices for Women Wanting Children

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful multiple sclerosis drug presents women with a tough dilemma if they would like to have children, a pair of new studies suggests.

Women Fare Worse Than Men After a Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren't completely clear, researchers say.

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