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Federal panel rules Mississippi abortion law unconstitutional

A Mississippi law that wouldshutter the state's only abortion clinic, forcing women to gooutside the state for the procedure,...

Evidence suggests babies in womb start learning earlier than thought: study

Babies in the womb show evidenceof learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier thanpreviously thought, new research...

REFILE-Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers

People who served in themilitary tend to have experienced more traumatic childhoodevents, such as being abused or living...

Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers

People who served in themilitary tend to have experienced more traumatic childhoodevents, such as being abused or living...

Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus -CDC

More U.S. adolescents are receivingvaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causescervical and other types of...

EU finds 'morning after pills' work, regardless of a woman's weight

Emergency contraceptives, known as the"morning after pill," remain suitable for all women who needthem, regardless of a woman's...

Peer-led stress reduction may help mothers of kids with autism

Programs teaching "mindfulness"and "positive psychology" both helped mothers of children withautism and other mental-development...

Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation "within reach"

An AIDS-freegeneration is within reach if early treatment is provided topeople infected with HIV and help scaled up for women...

HIV-positive women in Central America pressured to sterilize

HIV-positive womenin Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilizationby prejudiced health workers and misled...

Pregnancy doesn't drive women doctors out of surgical training

A new study disputes a commonstereotype that women who become pregnant during surgicaltraining often drop out of those training...

Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

Women who exercise regularlyafter menopause tend to maintain their physical strength andmental acuity longer than those who...

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

The dwindlingnumbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion ofmillions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions",...

Britain plans new measures to prevent female genital mutilation

Britain is to make it compulsory forteachers and health workers to report cases of female genitalmutilation (FGM), Prime...

UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk

Almost 200,000 womenand girls living in England and Wales have undergone femalegenital mutilation (FGM) or are at risk of...

Doctors can help human trafficking victims: reports

Healthcare professionals canplay a role in addressing human trafficking and sexualexploitation, according to two new reports....

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor

Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by adoctor during gynecological...

Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study

Women with anxiety disorders maybe more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests anew German study. Researchers...

HPV test better than Pap for assessing cervical cancer risk: study

Testing for human papillomavirus(HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk ofdeveloping cervical cancer...

British police target airports in anti-FGM operation

As British schoolsclose for summer holidays, police will be trying to combatfemale genital mutilation by intercepting potential...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Canadian abortion clinic turns to crowd-funding to keep doors open

A crowd-funding campaign to save a Canadianabortion clinic has surpassed its C$100,000 ($93,100) goal butthe Fredericton,...

U.S. Senate Democrats' Hobby Lobby bill fails to move forward

An attempt by U.S. Senate Democratsto override the Supreme Court's controversial birth controlruling failed to muster enough...

Massachusetts lawmakers take up bill on abortion clinic buffer zones

Massachusetts lawmakers took upconsideration on Wednesday of a bill to limit protests aroundabortion clinics after the U.S....

Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Stress and depression have longbeen linked with a heightened risk of weight gain, but a newstudy sheds light on how those...

In Thailand, baby gender selection loophole draws China, HK women to IVF clinics

At 26, with a baby daughter, aHong Kong mother and her husband wanted a second child. To makesure it would be a boy, they...

Government report finds 2.3 percent of Americans gay or bisexual

U.S. government data released on Tuesday showedthat 2.3 percent of American adults are either gay or bisexualand that these...

Weight loss may be an appealing way to ease hot flashes

Women will try, and stick to, aweight loss plan if it promises to ease their hot flashes, asmall new study suggests. "Most...

Vixen workouts fuse foxy cardio fitness with girls' night out

Before the music begins members of thewomen-only exercise class, dressed in shredded tank tops, fullmakeup and wedged sneakers,...

Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes

Exercise programs that combineaerobic exercise and resistance training may be better athelping people with diabetes control...

Poland asks: should a doctor serve God, or patients?

In April this year, a pregnant womanasked Dr. Bogdan Chazan, director of Warsaw's Holy FamilyHospital, for an abortion because...

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