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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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