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June 2007


For the past few years, I have dealt with a condition known as breast acne. I have spent the past few years researching treatments for this condition and have also researched different ways to prevent breast acne. Stridex makes pads that are perfect for sensitive skin.

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There was a new study out that said a majority of women do not have an orgasm from intercourse but rather from foreplay, specially oral sex. A little over half of the women questioned said they only have an orgasm during intercourse about 35 percent of the time as opposed to having an orgasm about 70 percent of the time when their partner does oral sex to them.

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Liv Tyler was previously against cosmetic surgery, saying that it made people who have gone under the knife looked creepy. Well, the 29-year old actress is having a turn-around as she now states that she will definitely be having plastic surgery.

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The higher a pregnant woman’s level of blood sugar, the greater the risk to her newborn — whether the mother has diabetes or not, the largest study on the problem suggests.

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Hormone replacement therapy is the term used for supplementation of female sex hormones, especially estrogen, after menopause. The main aim of hormone replacement therapy is to reduce the risk of heart diseases and osteoporosis after menopause and to provide relief from troublesome symptoms of menopause.

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Hate to exercise? It happens to the best of us! Just because it’s something everybody should be doing doesn’t mean it’s something everybody likes doing.

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For years, doctors have been pushing to lower the rate of multiple births due to fertility treatment. Not only had two headline-grabbing births occurred in the same week, but several recent scientific papers also revealed mixed results in the eight-year effort to reduce the U.S. multiple-birth rate.

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Roughly 11 million cosmetic surgeries were performed last year in the U.S., according to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It’s frightening that many of the people receiving these procedures haven’t done their due diligence and get much of their information — and expectations — from unrealistic television programs. Also, many doctors are certified for these procedures in nothing more than a weekend crash course.

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A conventional strategy to stay healthy, buff and beautiful is to eat right and exercise a lot. But what if those efforts of preservation and longevity create premature signs of physical decline such as crows feet, sagging skin or scars? Now exercised-induced aging can be treated with cosmetic techniques.

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Hundreds wrote in when we put out the call for over-40 women who wanted a makeover and the opportunity to meet famed makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who herself just hit the big 5-0.

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