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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 21 Ways to Boost Energy

    Feeling rundown and foggy on the job? Does the prospect of an afternoon’s worth of housework seem unspeakably grim? It’s time for a break to refresh and boost your energy. Although you may not be able to take the afternoon off, you can surely afford 10 minutes to recharge yourself, no matter how hec

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  5. Seasonal Mood and Hormonal Changes

    Many women report mood changes linked to their monthly menstrual cycles. Between 3% and 9% of women of reproductive age experience premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), often with severe depression symptoms.  How are these monthly mood changes -- mild or severe -- affected by seasonal weather and

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  6. Drink a Day Keeps Disease Away?

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- "A drink a day keeps disease away" may be the new motto for middle-age women hoping to age gracefully. A new study shows women who drank the equivalent of a beer or small glass of wine each day were less likely to develop chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes as

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  7. Why Women Cheat

    When Thea and her husband moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, she had no friends close by and was alone frequently while her husband worked long hours. Though Thea says her husband was the "best friend someone could have," the spark and sex were gone. Seeking company and a little romance, Thea bec

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  8. When Your Period Signals a Problem

    As you probably learned back in middle school, menstruation is the monthly shedding of your uterine lining. Though it can be uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, your period is your body's way of telling you that your reproductive system is working properly.  Just as every woman is unique, ever

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  9. 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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  10. A Lifetime of Healthy Breasts

    Breasts: Some women worry that theirs are too big or too small or not as firm and youthful as they once were, but here's one thing that every woman wants -- healthy breasts for a lifetime. As you enter your 30s, 40s, and 50s, your breasts change along with the rest of your body. In your childbearing

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