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  1. Vitamin E and Fatty Acids May Ease PMS

    Jan. 19, 2011 -- A supplement containing vitamin E and essential fatty acids may help reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Brazilian researchers report in Reproductive Health. Of 120 women with PMS or the more severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), those who took 1- or 2-gram caps

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  2. Family Fitness Made Fun

    Remember when childhood was synonymous with running, jumping, and playing games? These days, kids spend more and more time parked in front of television, videogames, or computer screens. It shows. Since the 1980s, rates of childhood obesity have soared from 11% to 30% in developed nations. They’ve l

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  3. Barbra Streisand's Change of Heart

    On screen, Barbra Streisand's newest role as therapist Rozalin Focker (seen in Little Fockers, which opened in late December 2010) alongside Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman, shows just how in tune the legendary performer is with matters of the heart. But in real life, the two-time Aca

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  4. Bridget Moynahan Speaks Her Mind

    Model and actress Bridget Moynahan made her television debut in 1999, playing the role of the infamous Mr. Big's girlfriend (and later, bride) Natasha. Only a year later, she made her film debut, too, in Coyote Ugly.  Since then she has appeared in a half dozen films, including Serendipity, The Sum

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  5. With Mammograms, Timing May Matter

    Dec. 14, 2010 -- Women who have regular mammograms should consider paying attention to when they are scheduled. New research finds the timing of mammograms could affect the accuracy of results. ''Try to schedule it during the first week of your menstrual cycle," says researcher Diana Miglioretti, Ph

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  6. New Genes Linked to Endometriosis

    Dec. 13, 2010 -- Women with one of two genetic variants may be more likely to develop endometriosis, according to a new study that may offer new clues about the cause of the mysterious condition. Researchers say it's the first study to show a genetic link to the disorder that affects between 6% and

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  7. Birth Control Pills Not a Major Source of Estrogen in Water Supply

    Dec. 10, 2010 -- Oral contraceptives account for just 1% of the estrogen found in our drinking water supply, according to a new report in Environmental Science & Technology. Reports of intersex fish, including male fish with some female characteristics, led to widespread concerns about female hormon

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  8. U.S. Gets 'Unsatisfactory' Grade on Women's Health

    Dec. 9, 2010 -- More women are binge drinking and fewer women are getting Pap smears to test for cervical cancer, a new analysis reveals. On a positive note, a lower proportion of women are dying of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and breast cancer. The nation and most states continued to receiv

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  9. Nutrition for Women at Every Age

    At every stage of women's lives, nutrition and regular exercise are the cornerstones of good health and optimal energy. But certain vitamins and minerals become especially important at particular times of life. Knowing which matter most can help you choose the best foods and supplements. This articl

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  10. Researchers Urge Routine Use of Breast Shields During Chest CT Scans

    Dec. 1, 2010 (Chicago) -- Breast shields should be used to spare the breast tissue from radiation in men and women undergoing CT scans of the lung. So say researchers who found that the shield -- a thin piece of heavy metal placed in front of the chest - does not affect the diagnostic accuracy of th

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