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Trans Fats Linked to Higher Risk of Death

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Trans fats are linked to higher risk of death and heart disease, and many younger women may be dealing with pelvic pain that is not being treated.

Many younger women may be dealing with pelvic pain that is not being treated.  While most women had diagnosed conditions, a National Institutes of Health study found nearly 30% had not been diagnosed with any pelvic conditions. Researchers say doctors should ask women if they are having pain, and women should tell their doctors if they are.

Trans fats are linked to higher risk of death and  heart disease.  That's according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Trans fats are found in margarine, snack foods and packaged baked goods. The same link was not found for saturated fats, which come from animal products such as butter, milk, meat and salmon.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins say they've developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for the two groups it's not approved for, children under two and adults over 49. Researchers say they are now working with the makers of the FluMist to develop a better vaccine based on the findings. A new vaccine could be available for testing within a year.

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