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  1. Vitamin E Fails to Prevent Heart Failure

    March 20, 2012 -- Taking vitamin E supplements may not help when it comes to preventing heart failure among women. A new study shows that vitamin E supplements had no effect on women’s risk of developing heart failure. It’s the first large-scale study on the effectiveness of vitamin E in preventing

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  2. Comparing Birth Control Pill Types

    Are you taking, or considering taking, a birth control pill? Nearly 12 million U.S. women do. And though you may simply call it "the pill," there are many different types of birth control pills. Each type of pill has pros and cons. But first, make sure that this form of contraception is right for yo

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  3. Too Embarrassed To Tell Your Doc?

    by Sari Harrar Anna Albrecht was a fit 31-year-old mother of two when the Big Leak happened one day. "I was jumping rope at the gym when — splash! — I completely wet my pants," she recalls. "I was so embarrassed." So did Albrecht go to the doctor? "Not for seven years," she admits. "I just didn't ju

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  4. Why Am I So Tired? 10 Possible Causes of Fatigue

    Do you feel tired all the time? Lots of people do. It's a sign of our overbooked times. Getting your energy back could be simpler than you think. Start by seeing if you can relate to the top three reasons for feeling drained. The most common reasons for feeling tired are about daily habits.  1. What

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  5. Study Reaffirms That Pap Tests Save Lives

    March 1, 2012 -- Regular Pap tests can, and do, save the lives of women diagnosed with cervical cancer, a new study shows. Women whose cervical cancers were found by a Pap test had a 92% cure rate. The cure rate fell to 66% among women who were diagnosed because of symptoms.  Even those women who ha

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  6. Trans Fats Linked to Stroke in Women

    March 1, 2012 -- Artery-clogging trans fats have been linked to heart disease in study after study, and now new research suggests that the fats may also increase stroke risk in women. Middle-aged and older women whose diets contained the most trans fats in the newly reported study had the highest ri

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  7. Vitamin D May Ease Painful Periods

    Feb. 28, 2012 -- A single large dose of vitamin D may help women with painful periods feel more comfortable and skip painkillers, Italian researchers report. Antonino Lasco, MD, of the University of Messina, and his team compared the use of the vitamin D dose with placebo pills. They studied  40 wom

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  8. New Drug Treats Fibroids With Fewer Side Effects

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- A new drug appears to be effective for shrinking uterine fibroids and controlling the heavy menstrual bleeding they often cause, according to new research from Europe. In one study, the drug ulipristal acetate proved to be much more effective than a placebo for shrinking the non-mali

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  9. Jennifer Lopez's 5 Beauty Tips

    Fresh off a tough year, Jennifer Lopez, star of WebMD the Magazine's March/April cover, takes a break to tell us about her new role as the first female spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Club in its 150-year history. "Jenny from the Block," as she once dubbed herself in song, got the early boost she

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  10. How to Make Your Home More Green

    Isn't it about time you jumped on the "going green" bandwagon? An eco-conscious frame of mind minimizes your impact on the environment. It also means better health and a cleaner home for your family. From mold prevention to HEPA filters and composting, your to-do list of environmental improvements s

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