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Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham to rest due to endometriosis

In a Facebook message, Lean Dunham, star and producer of the HBO series "Girls," told fans that she was going to be taking some time off to rest because of her endometriosis, a condition most common in women in their 30s and 40s.

"It certainly can in...

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Chipotle holds companywide meeting on food safety

Now that Chipotle's E. coli outbreak is officially over, the company temporarily shuttered all its restaurants in order to keep it that way.

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Calming the teenage mind in the classroom

At the start of the school year at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, students started moving their desks out of the way, grabbing a mat and laying down on the floor for guided meditation before French class.

Depressed anxious woman, depression

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All teens should be screened for depression, task force recommends

All primary care doctors, including pediatricians and family physicians, should screen adolescents routinely for depression, new recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said.

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Photos reveal birth bags around the world

All over the world, a packed bag is a sign that a baby will soon arrive. Call it a birth bag, a maternity bag, a hospital bag -- it contains what a mother-to-be believes she needs, and perhaps a few goodies that will bring her comfort. But the place ...

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton: 'No acceptable' level of lead for kids

Shortly before flying to Flint, Michigan, to see the damage from the lead water crisis there, Hillary Clinton told CNN Sunday that there is "no acceptable" amount of lead in water for kids.

Practice occurs in at least 30 nations

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200 million women, girls genitally mutilated

They covered her face and laid her down.

What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.

"They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out."

Her genitals had been mutilated.

Agnes, now 14, underwent the p...

Brazilian mother

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CDC issues safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the v...

Rio de Janeiro ready to celebrate Carnival

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Zika virus won't ruin Brazil's Carnival

The Zika virus isn't scaring away Brazil's Carnival revelers and the country's hotels are reporting higher bookings than last year. Over 1 million tourists are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival.

Arizona woman with Asperger's killed

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Police shoot, kill Arizona woman with Asperger's

Police in Mesa, Arizona, say they didn't know a 24-year-old, knife-wielding woman had Asperger's, a high-functioning variant of autism, when they shot and killed her Thursday

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