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  1. Smoking Can Cut 10 Years Off a Woman's Life

    Oct. 26, 2012 -- Smoking cigarettes can shave 10 years off of a woman's  life, a large new study shows. But quitting before her 40th birthday (preferably well before it) avoids more than 90% of this increased risk of dying, and stopping before 30 avoids more than 97% of it.  These are the main findi

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  2. Red Wine Compound May Not Help Healthy Women

    Oct. 25, 2012 -- New research raises doubts about the health benefits of the much-hyped red wine compound resveratrol. In a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, healthy women in their late 50s and early 60s who took resveratrol supplements showed no improvement in factor

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  3. Hormones May Not Raise Alzheimer’s Risks

    Oct. 24, 2012 -- Women who take hormones within five years of menopause may have a slightly lower risk of Alzheimer's disease compared to women who don’t ever take them, a new study shows.  The study, which is published in the journal Neurology, provides some support for a theory called the timing h

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  4. Panel Advises Against Hormones to Prevent Disease

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- An influential panel of government advisors says hormone replacement therapy shouldn’t be prescribed to women after menopause to stave off chronic medical conditions like heart disease or osteoporosis. After considering the latest scientific evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Ta

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  5. Calcium May Help Prevent Hormone Disorder

    Oct. 18, 2012 -- Women who supplemented their diets with modest amounts of calcium had a lower risk for the hormone disorder known as primary hyperparathyroidism. The study, which is published in BMJ, also found that women with diets low in calcium may be more likely to get the disorder, which erode

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  6. Study Questions the Value of Annual Physical Exams

    Oct. 16, 2012 -- Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans. Now a new research review finds that these kinds of checkups don’t help people live longer, and they don’t cut the risk of dying of cancer or heart disease. “We did not find any signs of benefit,” on death risk, says rese

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  7. Volleyball Champ Kerri Walsh Jennings Talks Baby No. 3

    At the London Olympics last summer, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings and her teammate, Misty May-Treanor, set a record that may stand for decades: three straight Olympic gold medals. In the four years since the pair stood atop the podium in Beijing, Walsh Jennings, now 34, had given birt

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  8. The Mindy Project Takes Off

    Mindy Kaling seems to move at the speed of light. At 33, she is the creator, producer, head writer, and star of her own Fox network sitcom, The Mindy Project. Her growing fan base includes more than 2 million Twitter followers, at whom Kaling fires off tweets on topics as varied as shopping, friends

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  9. Personal Best: Q&A With Julianne Hough

    If her film career stays on its current trajectory -- soaring -- you'll soon know Julianne Hough, 24, as a leading lady, not just a country music star, former hoofer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, fitness guru, or even TV host Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend. After turning heads in the 2011 remake of F

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  10. New Clue to Predict Diseases in Women?

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Evaluating blood levels of a hormone made in the brain and the gut may help predict diseases in women, according to new research. High levels of the hormone neurotensin appear linked to women’s risk of diabetes, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease such as heart disease or strok

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