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  1. Blizzard 2013: Preparation & Getting Through It

    Feb. 7, 2013 --The major blizzard predicted to hit the Northeast and New England on Friday may dump as much as 2 feet of snow from New York City to Maine, the National Weather Service predicts. Winds may gust to 75 miles per hour. If history repeats, major power outages, treacherous roads, and downe

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  2. Is There a Pill for Women's Sex Drive?

    Drug companies have long tried to make a drug that can fire up a woman’s libido.  So far, the FDA hasn't approved any drug for that purpose. "There is no 'one size fits all' medication for sexual dysfunction," says Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD, clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality i

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  3. Experts: Common Women's Condition Needs a New Name

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- What’s in a name? If it’s polycystic ovary syndrome, a lot of confusion, says a panel of experts convened by the NIH -- and they’re calling for a change. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders, affecting about 1 in 10 women in the U.S. It’s al

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  4. Some Migraines Linked to Heart Attack, Blood Clots

    Jan. 15, 2013 -- Women who have migraine with aura may have a higher risk of heart attacks, and they may face a higher risk of dangerous blood clots if they use certain hormonal contraceptives. Those are the findings from two newly published studies to be presented in March at the 65th annual meetin

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  5. Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks

    Jan. 14, 2013 -- Young and middle-aged women who eat blueberries and strawberries regularly may help lower their risk of a heart attack later. In a new study, researchers wanted to focus on whether substances known as anthocyanins are good for the heart. Anthocyanins are antioxidants, substances fou

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  6. IUD May Be Best for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

    Jan. 9, 2013 -- Heavy menstrual bleeding is a rarely discussed but remarkably common condition that affects about 1 in 4 women. For many, monthly periods are much more than a minor annoyance. They stop life in its tracks for days each month. Oral contraceptives and progestin hormone pills are common

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  7. Binge Drinking a Big Problem Among Women, Girls

    Jan. 8, 2013 -- Binge drinking is a prevalent and often-underestimated problem among U.S. women and girls that frequently starts in high school, a new report from the CDC shows.   The report found that nearly 14 million women in the U.S. binge drink about three times a month, having on average six d

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  8. Hilary Swank's New Role: Malaria Hero

    A heartbreaking scene unfolds in the new HBO film Mary and Martha. Hilary Swank (as Mary of the film's title, opposite British actor Brenda Blethyn's Martha) witnesses a grief-stricken mother leaving a South African health clinic with her deceased toddler, who is wrapped from head to toe in a white

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  9. Q&A With Jessica Alba

    You probably know Jessica Alba as the star of Dark Angel, Fantastic Four, and Little Fockers. But the Golden Globe-nominated actress and mom of 4-year-old Honor and 18-month-old Haven is equally passionate about a new role: healthy living entrepreneur.  In January 2012, she launched The Honest Compa

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  10. Flame Retardant Chemicals in House Dust, Sofas

    Nov. 28, 2012 -- Many people may be breathing in chemical flame retardants that are seeping from their upholstered furniture, electronics, and other common household items, a new study suggests. Researchers from the environmental research group Silent Spring Institute found potentially unsafe levels

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