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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 10:32 A.M.

    Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

    NEW YORK (AP) — We’ve got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We’ve got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We’ve got dolls with swagger. And we’ve got plenty that come …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 2:09 P.M.

    Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health care law, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 8:21 A.M.

    Panel: Pregnant women, get whooping cough shot

    ATLANTA (AP) — An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 12:29 A.M.

    Mourdock criticized over rape, pregnancy comments

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 7:20 A.M.

    Freezing eggs for fertility works, caution urged

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility — but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock. Egg …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 1:43 P.M.

    Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies’ DNA in just …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 9:12 P.M.

    Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:05 P.M.

    IUDs, implants urged for teen girls’ birth control

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants — long-lasting and more effective …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 1:25 P.M.

    Dutch candidate echoes Akin rape pregnancy comment

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A conservative candidate for parliament in Dutch national elections has agreed with remarks by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that women have a natural …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 1:02 P.M.

    Ann Romney opens up on details of miscarriage

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Republican Mitt Romney is opening up with new details about her recently disclosed miscarriage. Ann Romney spoke in a taped interview aired Tuesday …


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