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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 8 Diet Dos and Don'ts to Ease PMS

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is such a regular occurrence for many women that they consider it a normal part of getting their period. About 8% to 20% of women get moderate to severe symptoms a week or two before their monthly cycle begins. These symptoms include a range of physical and emotional chan

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  9. Household Germs Hide in Unexpected Spots

    May 13, 2011 -- Germs may be lurking where you least expect them, according to a new study by NSF International. Contrary to public perception that the bathroom is the most germ-ridden room in the house, the real trouble spot is the kitchen. And the most germ-tainted item is the one most people reac

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  10. Internet Popular With People Seeking Health Information

    May 12, 2011 -- Millions of Americans turn to the Internet for medical information, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The survey also finds that although people heavily use information found online, doctors, nurses, and other health professiona

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