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  1. 5% of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections

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  2. Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged women develop aches and pains and other physical symptoms as a result of chronic stress, according to a decades-long study. Researchers in Sweden examined long-term data collected from about 1,500 women and found

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  3. 7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore

    Whoever coined the term "necessary evil" might have been thinking of pain. No one wants it, yet it's the body's way of getting your attention when something is wrong. You're probably sufficiently in tune with your body to know when the pain is just a bother, perhaps the result of moving furniture a

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  4. 9 Surprising Facts About Your Stomach

    From those burning, churning feelings that erupt whenever we eat our favorite foods, to the bloating that keeps us from zipping up our jeans, to the gas that can make us the most unpopular person in the elevator, our stomach can be the cause of some major inconveniences, if not some outright health

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  5. The Scoop on Poop

    We have a lot of silly names for it: BMs, caca, doo-doo, turds, and of course, poop. We don't generally discuss it in our daily conversations. But asking some important questions about your bowel movements might give you some insight into your gastrointestinal health. Here's the scoop on poop. Bowel

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  6. Q&A With Maria Bello

    Born in Norristown, Pa., Maria Bello planned on becoming a lawyer -- until she took an acting class during college and fell in love with the craft. After appearing in several off-Broadway plays, she played guest roles on several TV series (including The Commish, Nowhere Man, and Misery Loves Company

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  7. Q&A With Jill Scott

    Singer, spoken-word poet, writer, actress -- creativity is at Jill Scott’s core. The multi-talented, three-time Grammy Award winner and star of the upcoming film Baggage Claim is now putting the finishing touches on her latest studio release, The Lullaby Album, available in December. "It’s made for

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  8. Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study. This is not the first study to link depress

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  9. Q & A With Jane Lynch

    Famous for playing tough (even mean) characters, actress and comedian Jane Lynch has starred in a wide range of movies and TV shows, including Talladega Nights, Two and a Half Men, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Role Models, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ice Age, and The Three Stooges, as well as the "mockument

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  10. 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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