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  1. Is the Internet Replacing Your Memory?

    July 14, 2011 -- Google, Facebook, Internet Movie Database, and many other sources of information on the Internet are changing the way in which we remember. Whether it's an actor's name that is on the tip of your tongue, or even a loved one's birthday, all you have to do is type in some key words an

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  2. Studies: Chemicals May Harm Breast Development

    June 22, 2011 -- Testing chemicals to determine their impact on breast development and breast cancer risk should be a standard part of the regulatory process, according to a new report in Environmental Health Perspectives. However, few chemicals on the market undergo such evaluations. "Our review ad

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  3. Stress-Reduction Technique May Ease Hot Flashes

    June 3, 2011 -- Training in mindfulness-based stress reduction may help women cope with hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause, a study shows. The study shows women who used mindfulness-based stress reduction were less bothered by their hot flashes even though their intensity did not chang

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  4. FDA Investigates Newer Birth Control Pills

    June 2, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a safety alert warning that women taking a newer type of birth control pill containing the progestin hormone drospirenone may be at higher risk for developing potentially deadly blood clots than women taking pills with an older type of progestin hormone. Pills cont

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  5. Household Germs Hide in Unexpected Spots

    May 13, 2011 -- Germs may be lurking where you least expect them, according to a new study by NSF International. Contrary to public perception that the bathroom is the most germ-ridden room in the house, the real trouble spot is the kitchen. And the most germ-tainted item is the one most people reac

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  6. Internet Popular With People Seeking Health Information

    May 12, 2011 -- Millions of Americans turn to the Internet for medical information, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The survey also finds that although people heavily use information found online, doctors, nurses, and other health professiona

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  7. Study: Ovary Removal Doesn’t Raise Heart Risk

    April 25, 2011 -- A new analysis of data from a major women’s health study finds little evidence that ovary removal during hysterectomy increases heart disease risk. The findings appear to contradict those from another large study in women suggesting a higher risk for heart disease and stroke associ

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  8. Women's Voices Unaffected by Menstrual Cycle

    April 11, 2011 -- Contrary to what some people think, women’s voices don’t change at different points of time over their menstrual cycle. A new study shows that women’s voices remain steady throughout the hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycle and don’t become any higher or more shri

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  9. Do Shopping Trips Help You Live Longer?

    April 7, 2011 -- Regular trips to the store may help people live longer, even if they don't buy anything, according to researchers in Taiwan. So does this mean "retail therapy" could be classed as an actual therapy for healthy aging? Other factors also come into play, one expert on aging tells WebMD

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  10. Fibroids: How Long Would You Wait for Treatment?

    March 1, 2011 -- Women who sought treatment to relieve the pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms caused by uterine fibroids report a better quality of life after their procedure, a new study shows. But several years after recovering from one of three different interventions -- an abdominal hystere

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