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Uruguay takes historic step on abortion

(AP)—Uruguay's Senate legalized first-trimester abortions for all women Wednesday in a groundbreaking measure that came with so many strings attached it left neither side in the bitter debate completely ...

Oct 17, 2012
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Uruguay poised to legalize abortion

(AP)—Uruguay's congress appeared ready on Tuesday to legalize abortion, a groundbreaking move in Latin America, where no country save Cuba has made abortions accessible to all women during the first trimester ...

Sep 25, 2012
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Plain packaging reduces the appeal of smoking: study

While Australia has recently passed legislation to ban logos from cigarette packages and to make plain packaging mandatory, other countries are still considering whether or not to take similar measures. New research published ...

Sep 03, 2012
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Facts about HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2011

Here are some key facts and figures on HIV/AIDS in 2011, released by UNAIDS on Wednesday ahead of the International AIDS Conference set to take place in Washington on July 22-27.

Jul 18, 2012
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