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  • Murdered Kansas doctor’s abortion clinic sold

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The shuttered Wichita abortion clinic formerly operated by the late Dr. George Tiller has been bought by an abortion-rights group that intends to reopen it as …


  • NYC schools dispensing morning-after pill to girls

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 …


  • New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists reported Sunday that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their …


  • 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 …


  • One treatment left standing for gonorrhea

    As health advocates have warned for years: This is not your father’s gonorrhea. In the old days, all it took to wipe out most cases of “the clap,” a sexually …


  • Kathy Bates recovering from double mastectomy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy. The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. …


  • Hobby Lobby sues over morning-after pill coverage

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a mandate in the nation’s health care overhaul law that requires employers to provide coverage …


  • Court: Idaho woman can’t challenge fetal pain law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ended an Idaho woman’s challenge of a law banning some abortions that might cause fetal pain, saying she didn’t have …


  • Testosterone left woman more manly

    Q. At age 29, I had to have a hysterectomy that included my ovaries. After the fat-stored estrogen left my body (producing horrid hot flashes), I complained to my Ob-Gyn …


  • Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild

    CHICAGO (AP) — Setting foot in a hospital again, Emily and Mike Jordan couldn’t help but feel anxious. More than two years before, at age 29, Emily had been diagnosed …


  • Women’s rights leader sends alarm on health issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke (FLOOK) is sounding dire warnings at the Democratic National Convention on a range of health issues if the GOP …


  • Texas hearing on Planned Parenthood gets emotional

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers, hospital system administrators and dozens of women urged Texas officials Tuesday not to sever funding to Planned Parenthood under a law barring state support …


  • Produce produces results

    Some new research tried to figure out what might help post-menopausal women achieve long-term weight loss. And it turns out that adding produce to their diet didn’t show up as …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Ohio doctor helps perpetuate rape pregnancy ideas

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The discredited notion that a woman’s body can resist conception in a sexual assault has persisted in anti-abortion circles for decades, largely because of the efforts …


  • No exceptions in anti-abortion plank

    WASHINGTON – Republicans who are drafting the party’s platform approved strong anti-abortion language Tuesday that makes no exceptions to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, a statement of …


  • Murray urges stronger protections for women

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray challenged her Republican counterparts Tuesday to embrace the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, saying the narrower House version leaves out key provisions that …


  • CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

    All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday.


  • Study: Higher egg yolk consumption leads to accelerated thickening of arteries

    Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study …


  • New shakeup hits Komen foundation

    DALLAS – The president and the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are both stepping down from their roles, the nation’s largest breast cancer foundation said in announcing …


  • Obama to emphasize women’s health, economy in Colo

    President Barack Obama plans to emphasize women’s health issues and the economy during his two-day campaign visit to Colorado.


  • Women get help through Care Act

    WASHINGTON – Starting today, nearly 1.1 million women in Washington state will no longer be charged a co-pay for birth control, HIV screening and several other health care services under …


  • Judge allows abortion ban

    PHOENIX – Arizona’s ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy is poised to take effect this week as scheduled after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new …


  • GMA’s Roberts will take medical leave

    “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is planning to take a medical leave around the end of August for her bone marrow transplant. But during her absence from the ABC …


  • Life-threatening illness: To tell or not to tell?

    In 1976, as a 24-year-old grad student, Samira Beckwith was diagnosed with the thing people still whispered about: cancer.


  • Elderly more satisfied with health insurance than younger Americans, survey finds

    Elderly Americans on Medicare are substantially happier with their insurance coverage than their younger counterparts who rely on commercial insurance, according to a new national survey.


  • An alternative view of breast cancer fight

    “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” is infuriating, and I mean that in a good way. The provocative documentary acknowledges the enormous amounts of money that have been raised to fight breast cancer …


  • Abortion clinic stays open on judge’s order

    A federal judge on Wednesday left in place an injunction blocking a new law in Mississippi that could effectively shut down the state’s only abortion clinic, located in Jackson, Miss. …


  • ‘Poise’ expands to offer more menopause products

    Most little girls have “the talk” with their moms about their periods. Now the Poise feminine hygiene brand is initiating the “second talk” with women — this time, about menopause.

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