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New policy is urged on Plan B for teens

Doctors should give underage teenagers prescriptions for emergency contraceptives such as Plan B before they start having sex instead of waiting until a young patient's "plan A" goes awry, the American Academy of Pediatrics ...

Nov 26, 2012
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US judge seeks go-ahead in abortion case

(AP)—A Nevada state judge says he's got authority to order an abortion for a pregnant 32-year-old mentally disabled woman, even against the will of her Catholic adoptive parents.

Nov 05, 2012
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NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants

(AP)—New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity but condemned by others as a blatant ...

Sep 13, 2012
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Global health requires new dynamics, suggests science panel

Basic science plays a critical role in the quest to improve global health, but it's only one part of a multi-pronged effort that includes changing the dynamics of global health so that developing nations have a more leading ...

Sep 05, 2012
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India mulls plain packaging of cigarettes

India is considering plain packaging of cigarettes in line with new Australian laws that ban all logos and brand descriptions, a top health official in New Delhi said on Wednesday.

Sep 05, 2012
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