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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Are You Turning Into Your Mom?

    “Oh no -- I’m turning into my mother!” If you’re a woman over 30, chances are you’ve said this at least once. Maybe you spotted a certain expression in the mirror, or maybe you heard yourself saying something you swore you’d never say to your kids. But what about your mom’s medical file? Is history

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  6. Top Women's Health Topics of 2010

    In 2010, WebMD’s women’s health readers showed that they were tired of being tired. No longer willing to accept being told that fatigue is a “normal part of aging," they are seeking solutions at their doctors’ offices, researching it online, and looking to “super foods” to boost their metabolism and

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  7. Taylor’s 7 Success Secrets

    Taylor Swift’s new album, Speak Now, released in late October to huge acclaim from critics and audiences alike, sold just over 1 million copies in the first week, catapulting the 21-year-old star even higher into the stratosphere. Last year, Swift, was the bestselling musician in the United States,

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  8. Veterans' Caregiving Often Falls to Spouse

    Nov. 10, 2010 -- When veterans with service-related injuries or illness need caregivers, the role typically falls on women, usually spouses or partners, a new report finds. The study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the United Health Foundation reports that 96% of veterans’ caregivers are

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  9. Surgeons Call for Gentler Hysterectomy

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Two-thirds of hysterectomies performed in the United States involve abdominal surgery, even though there is a growing consensus that less invasive procedures are generally safer with quicker recovery times. In a position paper released this week, the American Association of Gynecolog

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  10. Taylor Swift's Rules for Healthy Living

    Taylor Swift never set out to be extraordinary.  Like most of us, all she wanted was to be heard. Little did she know as she sat in her childhood bedroom in Wyomissing, Pa., giving voice to feelings about crushes, heartache, and troubled friendships, that one day millions of people would respond. Th

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