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  1. FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The FDA said that the proced

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  2. Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says. African Americans and Asians are much more li

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  3. Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study

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  4. Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may increase a woman's risk of infertility, new research suggests. The authors of the study wanted to investigate the relationship between stress and infertility. So they looked at levels of an enzyme linked w

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  5. Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among young and middle-aged adults, men tend to receive faster hospital care than women for heart attacks and chest pains, a new study finds. Anxiety appeared to be a key factor -- women who appeared anxious upon admittan

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  6. Simple Tricks for Avoiding Everyday Pain

    Back pain, neck pain, and headaches: these three common pain conditions affect millions of Americans every day. About 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, with 27% of pain sufferers complaining of low back pain, 15%, severe headache or migraine, 15%, neck pain, and 4%, facial pain or ache. 

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  7. Panel Recommends HPV Test as Replacement for Pap

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening. In three separate 1

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  8. Female Masturbation: 5 Things You May Not Know

    Men may talk about it more often, but women do it, too. More than half of American women 18-49 masturbate at least once every 3 months, according to a study from The Kinsey Institute, and that’s true for single women and those who are coupled up. Self-pleasure doesn’t have the stigma it once did, sa

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  9. On the Street With Niki O'Brien

    Niki O’Brien, a litigation support consultant and mom in Winter Park, FL, seeks help for exercise, meal planning, skin care, and how to get a better night’s sleep.       ‘Always Tired’ Ask any working mom, "How are you?" and you're likely to hear "Tired!" That's certainly true for O'Brien, mom to to

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  10. Edie Falco’s Real Habits: She’s No Nurse Jackie!

    Award-winning actress Edie Falco, who plays drug-addicted nurse on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, stays active and energized in her real life with smart food picks and regular workouts. Yet for her, the flab-firming effects of sweat sessions are simply an added perk. It's the mood-boosting benefits that m

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