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Breast-feeding good for mom’s heart health

Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent … Continue reading

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A warning for women with endometriosis

Women who have endometriosis, the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus, may face a 60 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women without the disorder, a new study suggests. The potential risk was especially high for … Continue reading

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Double the benefits of quitting smoking

If you stop smoking before you become pregnant, you will be protected from two important health risks. According to a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, you lower your risks of having a premature baby and of … Continue reading

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One more reason to lose weight

It has long been known that being overweight poses health risks to women of childbearing age. Now a new study says this excess weight also may affect their children—and not just their weight. The research, presented at the American Heart … Continue reading

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Fertility hormones pose no heart risk

Hormone treatments for menopause have been linked to several health risks, including cardiovascular disease. But women who receive hormones for fertility treatment don’t have the same problem, new research finds. In fact, Canadian women who used fertility therapy actually ended … Continue reading

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