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  1. Fatigued or Full Throttle: Is Your Thyroid to Blame?

    Feeling all revved up, even at bedtime? Or maybe your throttle's on idle with symptoms of depression, fatigue, and weight gain. In both cases, the root cause may be your thyroid. The thyroid -- a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck -- makes hormones that control the way your body uses e

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  2. Surprising Turn-Ons for Men

    What's the best way to get your man in the mood? You won't find the answer in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Sure, sheer lingerie and scantily clad models will do on most days. But there are a lot of sweeter, PG-rated, and not so obvious turn-ons that also work, especially if you are in a relationsh

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  3. Gene Mutation Found in Uterine Fibroids

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- Mutations in a single gene MED12 occur in about 70% of uterine fibroids, Finnish researchers find. "This is a giant step toward understanding why fibroids arise -- but toward design of targeted therapies it is a very early step," study leader Lauri A. Aaltonen, MD, PhD, of the Unive

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  4. Christina Hendricks on Loving Your Body

    As Joan Harris (née Holloway), the corseted, curvy, take-no-prisoners secretary-in-chief in AMC's hit series Mad Men, Christina Hendricks has crashed a vase over someone's head to get attention. In real life, the star has wowed audiences and critics simply by being herself, a talent whose range is m

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  5. Drop in Mammograms Due to Hormone Therapy Fears

    Aug. 19, 2011 -- An unprecedented drop in the number of women getting mammograms was due to women going off hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a new study suggests. Up to the year 2000, more and more U.S. women were getting breast cancer screening via mammography at least once every two years. But i

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  6. Cranberries vs. Antibiotics for Bladder Infections

    July 25, 2011 -- Women who are prone to bladder infections may get more help from daily antibiotics than cranberry capsules, a new study shows. But don't count out the cranberry as a natural medicine for bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), just yet. Experts who reviewe

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  7. Does Vagina Size Matter?

    The age-old question of whether or not size matters is typically directed at men, but this is a somewhat hidden concern for women as well. Though they might not talk about it, some women may worry about the size of their vagina and how it affects sexual pleasure, particularly after having a baby. No

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  8. Tall Women Linked to Greater Cancer Risk

    July 20, 2011 -- Taller women are at greater risk for many types of cancers compared with shorter women, a new study suggests. In the study, cancer risk rose by about 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. The risk of total cancer increased with height, as did the risk of many different types of c

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  9. Panel: Drop Co-Pay for Women's Birth Control

    July 20, 2011 -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report recommending that all FDA-approved forms of birth control be offered to insured women without the burden of additional co-payments. The recommendation is one of eight made by an IOM panel in its report on clinical preventive serv

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  10. Ob-Gyn Group Recommends Annual Mammograms in 40s

    July 20, 2011 -- Women in their 40s should have a mammogram every year just like older women, the nation's largest group of ob-gyns now says. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) had previously recommended mammograms every one to two years beginning at age 40, with annual s

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