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  1. The Tall Toll of High Heels

    Jan. 27, 2012 -- An obsession with wearing high heels may take a toll on women’s muscles as well their pocketbooks. A new study offers a scientific explanation for why walking in high heels can be so painful: It changes the basic mechanics of how women walk. The results show that women who regularly

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  2. Study: Women May Feel More Pain Than Men Do

    Jan. 23, 2012 -- The question has been around as long as “he said/she said” has been a phrase: Basically, who is more capable of handling pain? Though not likely to be the final word, new research shows that women may feel pain more intensely than men do, especially for specific types of pain. Resea

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  3. Even Mild Dehydration May Cause Emotional, Physical Problems

    Jan. 20, 2012 -- Even mild dehydration may affect our moods and ability to concentrate. In a new study of 25 healthy women, mild dehydration dampened moods, increased fatigue, and led to headaches. The women in the study were aged 23, on average. They were neither athletes nor couch potatoes. Women

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  4. 5 Surprising Things About Julianne Moore

    From her years as Frannie/Sabrina on As the World Turns, through early film roles in Nine Months and The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, to unforgettable star turns in classics like Boogie Nights and The Kids Are All Right, and now, starring as Sarah Palin in Game Change on HBO, Julianne Moore inhabits

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  5. Study Finds Bacteria in Unused Paper Towels

    Dec. 28, 2011 -- Grabbing a paper towel in a public restroom may leave more on your hands than you bargained for. Researchers say they’ve found bacteria, including some that are known to make people sick, in unused paper towels. They also found that those bacteria could be transferred to hands after

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  6. Save the Children: Julianne Moore on U.S. Poverty, Being 50, and Losing Her Mom

    Interviewing Julianne Moore is not exactly work. It's more like hanging out with your coolest, most supportive mom friend. She draws out your confidences, and soon you're gossiping about the stuff all women go through when they're juggling kids, job, aging parents, and a changing body and sense of s

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  7. DHEA May Help Sex, Symptoms After Menopause

    Dec. 20, 2011 -- Low-dose DHEA works as well as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopausal symptoms and to improve women's sex lives, a small pilot study suggests. DHEA is a hormone widely available in the U.S. as a dietary supplement. DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands, the liver, and

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  8. 6 Ways Diet May Worsen Urinary Incontinence

    While there is no formal "urinary incontinence diet," what you eat and drink can worsen your incontinence symptoms -- particularly if you have urge incontinence, also called overactive bladder. Most doctors advise people with urinary incontinence to avoid certain foods and drinks in their diets. But

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  9. Eating Fatty Fish Benefits Younger Women, Study Shows

    Dec. 5, 2011 -- Younger women can cut their risk of heart disease and stroke by occasionally eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, Danish researchers report. “We saw a positive effect on [heart disease and stroke risk] even from relatively modest intake of fish, so this is encoura

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  10. 20 New Year's Resolutions You Can Really Keep

    January 1. Is there a more anything-is-possible date on the calendar? It's the day you say, "More salads, less ice cream" from now on. The day you vow to renew your gym membership and work out religiously. The day you promise to stop smoking (for good this time) and learn how to meditate, cook, flos

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