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Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women.

Girls, Young Women Fall Short on Exercise: Study

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.

Gene Test May Allow Many With Early Breast Cancer to Avoid Chemo

SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of women with an early form of a common breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy, depending on the results of a comprehensive gene test.

Experimental Drug Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Slowing Advanced Breast Cancer

SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new and highly targeted drug slowed the growth of advanced breast cancers by about an average of two months, researchers report.

Healthy Eating May Protect Her Hearing

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may reduce a woman's risk of hearing loss, a new study finds.

Dirty Air in Pregnancy May Raise Kid's Blood Pressure Risk

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing polluted air is never wise for anyone, but pregnant women may pay an especially unwanted price.

What Women Seek in a Mate -- Or Just a Fling

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking for a husband tend to rule out flashy guys, a new study reports. But if she's just in it for sex, a dude with bling will do.

Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit, Experts Say

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A "well" visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say.

More Than 1 Day of First-Trimester Bleeding Ups Odds for Smaller Baby

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby's birth weight.

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos serve many purposes, perhaps expressing artistry, loyalty or love. Now, scientists working with mice say they've engineered a medical "tattoo" that can screen for early signs of major disease.

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