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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Top Health Stories of 2011: Men vs. Women

    Men and women -- worlds apart, right? Not so fast. If the stories readers devoured on WebMD this year are any indication, men and women have a lot more in common than the Mars-and-Venus cliché would have us believe. When it comes to their health, anyway. Men and women both want to know what’s going

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  8. Some Kotex Tampons Recalled Due to Infection Risk

    Nov. 16, 2011 -- The Kimberly-Clark Corp. says it has ordered a limited recall of 1,400 cases of tampons contaminated with a bacterium that could cause serious infections and, according to the FDA, could be life threatening. "We have so far recovered 98% of the product -- Kotex Natural Balance Secur

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  9. Study: 'Thyroid Support' Supplements May Be Risky

    Oct. 28, 2011 - Nine out of 10 "thyroid support" pills tested by Mayo Clinic researchers contain "risky" levels of thyroid hormones. A wide range of supplements that claim to support or improve thyroid function are available online and in retail stores. Some list only herbs as ingredients. Others ar

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  10. The X Factor: Why Women May Be Healthier Than Men

    Sept. 28, 2011 -- “X” may really mark the spot when it comes to why women live about five to 10 years longer than men and are less likely to develop certain diseases. Specifically, it's the X chromosome and the microRNA -- or tiny strains of ribonucleic acid -- that it contains. Men have one X chrom

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