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  1. Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study

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  2. Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may increase a woman's risk of infertility, new research suggests. The authors of the study wanted to investigate the relationship between stress and infertility. So they looked at levels of an enzyme linked w

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  3. Perfect Mother’s Day Presents

    Looking for that extra-special Mother's Day present for the extra-special mother in your life? Our two experts have the perfect ideas for you. Gift ideas from Susan C. Taylor, MD, Society Hill Dermatology, Philadelphia NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29) "Don’t be fooled by the creaminess of this co

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  4. Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among young and middle-aged adults, men tend to receive faster hospital care than women for heart attacks and chest pains, a new study finds. Anxiety appeared to be a key factor -- women who appeared anxious upon admittan

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  5. Personal Best: Q&A With Bella Thorne

    Teen actress Bella Thorne, 16, doesn't have much free time these days. After a 3-year gig playing aspiring dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel's smash hit Shake it Up, she's been busy jetting to far-flung destinations like South Africa to shoot big-screen movies. She plays Adam Sandler's daughte

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  6. Q&A With Alicia Silverstone

    For a certain generation of fans, Alicia Silverstone, 37, will forever be Cher from the 1995 classic Clueless. She's also a producer, Broadway star, blogger, and New York Times best-selling author of the 2009 ode to veganism, The Kind Diet -- plus a devoted mother to Bear Blu, 3, with husband Christ

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  7. Panel Recommends HPV Test as Replacement for Pap

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening. In three separate 1

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  8. Nicole Kidman: Actress, Mom, Women's Advocate

    Nicole Kidman is the first to admit that she's not likely to replace Padma Lakshmi on Bravo's Top Chef any time soon. Some celebrities like to tout their prowess in the kitchen, but Kidman, the Academy Award-winning star of films like Days of Thunder, Cold Mountain, The Hours, and The Golden Compass

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  9. Simple Tricks for Avoiding Everyday Pain

    Back pain, neck pain, and headaches: these three common pain conditions affect millions of Americans every day. About 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, with 27% of pain sufferers complaining of low back pain, 15%, severe headache or migraine, 15%, neck pain, and 4%, facial pain or ache. 

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  10. 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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