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8 Things Every Woman Needs to Know about Feminine Hygiene Products

What you donít know about your pads and tampons may be hurting you.† Here are 8 things you need to know: 1.† Most pads and tampons contain dioxin residues from bleaching the cotton used to make the…

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Surprising Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a new study on the effects of radiation therapy on women who are being treated for breast cancer and the news is disturbing. Women who receive radiot…

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Know Your Body, Tell Your Friends: My Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Story

By: Heather King My right hand, the inside with its lines across the palm and spreading up toward my fingers, is covered in tiny little paper-cut-looking slits. No matter what I try, I have somethi…

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5 Medical Tests Every Boomer Woman Should Have

By Marlo Sollitto,†AgingCare.com contributing†editor Women tend to take care of everyone else in their lives, at the expense of†their own health. Oftentimes we don't maintain doctor visits for ours…

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10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

If you throw away the seeds when you carve your next pumpkin you might want to reconsider, particularly after trying freshly roasted seeds. But they donít just taste great, these seeds support superb …

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If Birth Control Were Free, Which Type Would You Choose?

Originally published on May 24, 2012, on†bedsider.org. In terms of effectiveness, not all birth control methods are created equal. And if there was any doubt as to which methods stand out in that a…

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37 Percent of U.S. Babies Are “a Surprise”

Originally published on July 24, 2012, on†bedsider.org. New data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tell us that 37 percent of all babies born to 15-44-year-old women bet…

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Birth Control is Green!

By Kirsten Moore, Executive Director of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP). Originally published on April 20, 2012, on bedsider.org. Youíre always thinking about what you can do to…

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Nepal’s Kung Fu Nuns in Practice

The Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal, houses the world's first order of kung fu nuns. Arts Video News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "d0DWKyX2OxPSbkiR", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; News…

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One Woman’s Unreal Freerunning Skills

Freerunning expert Luci Steel Romberg makes it look so easy. Lifestyle News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "oYNQ4uPLNA8TUCjX", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsLook.embeds || {}; …

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