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  1. Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to This

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surge in the number of thyroid cancer cases in recent decades suggests the disease is being overdiagnosed and overtreated, a new study contends. Although the number of thyroid cancer diagnoses has almost tripled sinc

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  2. Postmenopausal Estrogen and Lower Glaucoma Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. "Ours is one of the fi

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  3. Q&A With Kristin Davis

    You're a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. How did you get involved? "I was visiting Kenya with friends in 2009, and one day, while we were on a safari, we came across an orphaned, injured baby elephant. Rescuers from the trust were notified, and so I saw firsthand the devoted w

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  4. These Exercises May Lower Women's Diabetes Risk

    Jan. 16, 2014 -- Lifting weights and other muscle-building workouts reduce women's risk of diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 100,000 U.S. nurses over eight years and found that those who lifted weights, did press-ups or similar resistance workouts we

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  5. Laughter: The Best Medicine for Chelsea Handler

    Have you no shame, Chelsea Handler? The brutally honest comedian answers this question with an emphatic "No!" Handler famously dishes it out with a take-no-prisoners style on her late-night E! talk show, Chelsea Lately. She gladly takes it, too. Whether she's mining her own love life, mocking her re

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  6. Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been diagnosed with and treated for precancerous cells on the cervix may be at increased risk for developing and dying from cervical or vaginal cancer, new research suggests. However, the researchers added

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  7. Q&A With Shailene Woodley

    Shailene Woodley's feature film debut in 2011 opposite George Clooney in The Descendants earned her multiple awards and nominations -- not bad for her first time out. Born in Simi Valley, CA, and working since age 5, Woodley, now 22, appeared in the hit ABC Family series The Secret Life of the Ameri

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  8. Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends

    You probably know most of the "secrets" of longevity: Don't smoke, eat your greens, exercise every day, get enough sleep, relax. But this one may be new to you: Make more friends. A recent study found that people with a large network of pals were 22% less likely to die early. Other studies show that

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  9. Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Day Sitting

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older women are physically inactive for about two-thirds of their waking hours, according to new research. But that doesn't mean they're just sitting still. Although women in the study appeared to be inactive for a good p

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  10. Female Libido Drug Maker Appealing FDA Decision

    Dec. 12, 2013 -- It's not clear whether the benefits of a drug meant to increase sexual desire in women outweigh the risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency considers the effectiveness of Sprout Pharmaceuticals' drug flibanserin to be "modest," while side effects include fatigu

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