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Approval for Plan B Over-the-Counter Sales Victory for Women’s Health
DURHAM, N.C. -- The approval of Plan B, the emergency contraceptive, for over-the-counter sales to women age 18 and older by the Food and Drug...
Aug. 24, 2006
Microsurgery Technique Offers Breast Cancer Patients Easier Reconstructive Surgery Option
DURHAM, N.C. -- When Kim McMurray learned she needed a mastectomy to beat her breast cancer, she wanted to know all of her options for reconstructive...
July 12, 2006
Women Can Help Prevent Pregnancy Complications
DURHAM, N.C. -- Pregnancy can be a wonderful and stressful experience any time of the year, but during the summer months, women should take extra steps...
May 10, 2006
Online Support Helps Women With ALS
DURHAM, N.C. -- People with chronic disease can find empathy and learn coping skills through support groups, but sometimes the disease itself makes...
Apr. 6, 2006
Pregnant Women Face Increased Risk of Heart Attack
DURHAM, N.C. -- Pregnancy increases a woman's risk of suffering a heart attack, and the threat is even higher for women over age 35, according to a...
Mar. 21, 2006
Pregnancy Complications Increase Women's Risk of Heart Disease, Death
DURHAM, N.C. -- Young women who have a range of complications during pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or preterm birth, are at...
Mar. 13, 2006
New 3-D Breast Scanner Lowers Radiation Dose, Improves Image
DURHAM, N.C. -- Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have created a new breast scanner that will dramatically improve their ability to...
Feb. 12, 2006
Aspirin Reduces Cardiovascular Risks in Men and Women - But Differently
DURHAM, N.C. -- Aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events -- a combined endpoint including stroke, heart attack and death due...
Jan. 17, 2006
Ovarian Cancer Patients Survive Longer When Drugs Given Via Abdomen
DURHAM, N.C. -- A national study of women with advanced ovarian cancer has demonstrated that physicians can significantly extend their survival by...
Jan. 5, 2006
New Insights into Adolescents', Females' Susceptibility to Alcohol's Effects
DURHAM, N.C. -- Studies with rats have revealed that adolescents and female adults show less sensitivity to the sedative effects of alcohol than do...
Jan. 4, 2006
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