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La. Bill Requires Women Seeking Abortions To Get Mental Health Info Before Procedure

Anti-abortion lawmakers want women seeking the procedure in Louisiana to get pamphlets describing possible psychological effects, the illegality of coerced abortions and services available to human trafficking victims.

04/09/2014

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Experts Decode Germs’ DNA To Fight Food Poisoning

The nation’s disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.

04/06/2014

Fewer male infants in the U.S. are being circumcised, and new research finds that nearly half of all uncircumcised males will contract a medical ailment related to their foreskin. (Getty)

Study: Circumcision Rates Declining Among US Males

Fewer male infants in the U.S. are being circumcised, and new research finds that nearly half of all uncircumcised males will contract a medical ailment related to their foreskin.

04/03/2014

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Study: Monkeys On Low Calorie Diet Live Longer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knowing your body mass index, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular physical activity are all actions you can take for yourself to combat obesity.

04/01/2014

Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

04/01/2014

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Judge Won’t Block Ariz. Law Which Bans Women From Taking Abortion-Inducing Drug

The most stringent restrictions in the nation on the use of abortion drugs were allowed to take effect Tuesday by a federal judge’s ruling in the latest in a series of court fights over Arizona abortion laws.

04/01/2014

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Study: Earl Grey Tea Can Lower Cholesterol, Reduce Chances Of Heart Disease

A new study has found that earl grey tea can lower cholesterol and also reduce the chances of heart disease.

03/31/2014

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Study: Organic Diet Does Not Reduce Cancer Risk

A new study has found that eating an organic diet does not reduce the risk of cancer.

03/30/2014

Researchers say the new drugs interfere with a compound that blocks the liver from processing cholesterol. (Getty Images)

Study: New Drugs Greatly Lower CholesterolĀ 

Researchers say the drugs show great promise.

03/29/2014