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  1. Female Masturbation: 5 Things You May Not Know

    Men may talk about it more often, but women do it, too. More than half of American women 18-49 masturbate at least once every 3 months, according to a study from The Kinsey Institute, and that’s true for single women and those who are coupled up. Self-pleasure doesn’t have the stigma it once did, sa

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  2. Edie Falco’s Real Habits: She’s No Nurse Jackie!

    Award-winning actress Edie Falco, who plays drug-addicted nurse on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, stays active and energized in her real life with smart food picks and regular workouts. Yet for her, the flab-firming effects of sweat sessions are simply an added perk. It's the mood-boosting benefits that m

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  3. On the Street With Niki O'Brien

    Niki O’Brien, a litigation support consultant and mom in Winter Park, FL, seeks help for exercise, meal planning, skin care, and how to get a better night’s sleep.       ‘Always Tired’ Ask any working mom, "How are you?" and you're likely to hear "Tired!" That's certainly true for O'Brien, mom to to

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  4. Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to This

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surge in the number of thyroid cancer cases in recent decades suggests the disease is being overdiagnosed and overtreated, a new study contends. Although the number of thyroid cancer diagnoses has almost tripled sinc

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  5. Postmenopausal Estrogen and Lower Glaucoma Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. "Ours is one of the fi

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  6. Q&A With Kristin Davis

    You're a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. How did you get involved? "I was visiting Kenya with friends in 2009, and one day, while we were on a safari, we came across an orphaned, injured baby elephant. Rescuers from the trust were notified, and so I saw firsthand the devoted w

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  7. These Exercises May Lower Women's Diabetes Risk

    Jan. 16, 2014 -- Lifting weights and other muscle-building workouts reduce women's risk of diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 100,000 U.S. nurses over eight years and found that those who lifted weights, did press-ups or similar resistance workouts we

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  8. Laughter: The Best Medicine for Chelsea Handler

    Have you no shame, Chelsea Handler? The brutally honest comedian answers this question with an emphatic "No!" Handler famously dishes it out with a take-no-prisoners style on her late-night E! talk show, Chelsea Lately. She gladly takes it, too. Whether she's mining her own love life, mocking her re

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  9. Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been diagnosed with and treated for precancerous cells on the cervix may be at increased risk for developing and dying from cervical or vaginal cancer, new research suggests. However, the researchers added

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  10. Q&A With Shailene Woodley

    Shailene Woodley's feature film debut in 2011 opposite George Clooney in The Descendants earned her multiple awards and nominations -- not bad for her first time out. Born in Simi Valley, CA, and working since age 5, Woodley, now 22, appeared in the hit ABC Family series The Secret Life of the Ameri

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