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  1. Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says. Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years foll

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  2. Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking birth control pills with lower amounts of estrogen -- a commonly prescribed contraceptive -- may be at higher risk for chronic pelvic pain and pain during orgasm, according to new research. A study of nearly 1,000 w

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  3. Personal Best: Jordana Brewster

    With the revival of Dallas, which just wrapped up its second TNT season, actor Jordana Brewster stirs things up on the legendary Southfork Ranch as the cook's daughter, Elena Ramos. And in the film Fast & Furious 6 (which premiered last month), she takes her fourth turn as Mia Toretto -- the hard-ac

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  4. Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Preparing meals can mean less time for exercise, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed U.S. Census data from more than 112,000 American adults and found that a 10-minute increase in meal preparation was associated with

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  5. Prescription Drug Prices at Pharmacies Compared

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug prices at U.S. pharmacies can vary widely, and failing to shop around could result in people overpaying by as much as $100 or more a month on average, depending on the drug, a new study finds. Researchers at

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  6. New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Period

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new formula to predict a woman's final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports. The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estra

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  7. False-Positive Mammograms and Long-Term Distress

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a false-positive mammogram result -- when breast cancer is first suspected but then dispelled with further testing -- can have lingering anxiety and distress up to three years after the misdiagnosis, a new stu

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  8. Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Some women 50 and older may be able to have a mammogram every other year without increasing their risk of developing an advanced breast cancer, according to a large new study on nearly 1 million women. The findings are publis

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  9. Personal Best: Q&A With Mayim Bialik

    To say it’s been a busy couple of years for Mayim Bialik is an understatement. Perhaps still best-known for her starring role on the perky '90s sitcom “Blossom,” Bialik, 37, has not only resurrected her acting career by playing Amy on the CBS hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” but is raising two boys,

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  10. Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use petroleum jelly vaginally may put themselves at risk of a common infection called bacterial vaginosis, a small study suggests. Prior studies have linked douching to ill effects, including bacterial vaginosis, and an i

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