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  1. Q&A With Octavia Spencer

    Best known for her Academy Award-winning work as Minny in the 2011 film The Help, Octavia Spencer most recently starred in the 2013 feature Fruitvale Station. This month, her children's book is being published, and next February, Black and White, a Kevin Costner film in which she stars, is due in th

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  2. Childhood Abuse & Later Thyroid Problems for Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered physical abuse during childhood are at increased risk for thyroid problems, according to a new study. "We found a significant association with thyroid disorders for women who were abused during childhood," lead

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  3. Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers. For every height increase of roughly 4 inches, older women faced a 13 percent greater ov

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  4. Chemicals in Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause changes in thyroid function, according to a new study. People have widespread exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are us

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  5. Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday. Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is incr

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  6. Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Smartphone

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Plenty of Americans are eager to use their mobile phones and tablet computers to better manage their health care, a new poll finds -- though the nation has a way to go before we're all consulting Dr. Smartphone. In a Harris Intera

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  7. Q & A With Olivia Munn

    Maybe you saw Olivia Munn as ambitious financial reporter Sloan Sabbith on the first season of HBO's The Newsroom, created by Aaron Sorkin. The show, returning for season two this summer, depicts avid newshounds at a fictional cable TV network. Or perhaps you watched her three-episode arc on FOX's N

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  8. 5% of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections

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  9. Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged women develop aches and pains and other physical symptoms as a result of chronic stress, according to a decades-long study. Researchers in Sweden examined long-term data collected from about 1,500 women and found

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  10. 7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore

    Whoever coined the term "necessary evil" might have been thinking of pain. No one wants it, yet it's the body's way of getting your attention when something is wrong. You're probably sufficiently in tune with your body to know when the pain is just a bother, perhaps the result of moving furniture a

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