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  1. 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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  2. Is the Internet Replacing Your Memory?

    July 14, 2011 -- Google, Facebook, Internet Movie Database, and many other sources of information on the Internet are changing the way in which we remember. Whether it's an actor's name that is on the tip of your tongue, or even a loved one's birthday, all you have to do is type in some key words an

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  3. Melanie Brown Sings the Joys of Motherhood

    "I've been eating a lot. All day long," Melanie Brown says. The singer-songwriter who shot to international stardom in the mid-'90s as "Scary Spice," the edgy, big-haired member of the best-selling, award-winning British pop group the Spice Girls, is expecting her third child and sharing a common mo

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  4. 6 Sex Mistakes Women Make

    Ladies, be honest: when your sex life becomes a little humdrum, out comes the mental catalogue of all the ways your partner isn’t quite measuring up.  Guys tend to get a bad rap when it comes to understanding women’s bodies and what turns us on, making them easy targets in the blame game when sexual

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  5. Bryce Dallas Howard’s Balancing Act

    Bryce Dallas Howard -- star of The Help and the Seth Rogen co-produced dramedy 50/50 in September -- is basking in the A-list spotlight. The daughter of legendary producer/director Ron Howard (once known the world over as “Opie” and “Richie Cunningham”) got her start on Broadway and for years shined

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  6. Studies: Chemicals May Harm Breast Development

    June 22, 2011 -- Testing chemicals to determine their impact on breast development and breast cancer risk should be a standard part of the regulatory process, according to a new report in Environmental Health Perspectives. However, few chemicals on the market undergo such evaluations. "Our review ad

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  7. Stress-Reduction Technique May Ease Hot Flashes

    June 3, 2011 -- Training in mindfulness-based stress reduction may help women cope with hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause, a study shows. The study shows women who used mindfulness-based stress reduction were less bothered by their hot flashes even though their intensity did not chang

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  8. FDA Investigates Newer Birth Control Pills

    June 2, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a safety alert warning that women taking a newer type of birth control pill containing the progestin hormone drospirenone may be at higher risk for developing potentially deadly blood clots than women taking pills with an older type of progestin hormone.  Pills con

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  9. Amy Brenneman's Healthy Balancing Act

    Actor Amy Brenneman of ABC’s Private Practice is in fine form these days. She’s finally learned "how to be nicer to myself" after a recent health scare forced her to put herself first more often. Juggling a hit TV show while raising two kids (daughter Charlotte is 10 and son Bodhi is 6) with husband

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  10. Old Symptoms, New Risks

    By Meryl Davids Landau   When you were in your 20s and 30s, you probably ignored random aches or other minor physical annoyances, and they usually went away. But now those symptoms can come back — often with a different cause, and calling for more serious attention. What it may have meant in your yo

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