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  1. 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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  2. Jennifer Lopez and Her New Leading Role to Help Kids

    So many of us dream of having it all, and then there's Jennifer Lopez. A plum TV gig as a judge on FOX's American Idol? Check. Recording success, with more than 55 million records sold? Check. Plus a movie career, a clothing line, endorsement deals, a production company, two beautiful children, and

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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