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Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control

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Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control Credit: CC0 Public Domain Federal and state policies to expand access to birth control have included increasing access to preventative and emergency hormonal contraception at retail pharmacies for women and girls of …

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    Preterm birth ups mom’s long-term heart disease risk, study says

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    Preterm birth ups mom’s long-term heart disease risk, study says Preterm birth ups mom’s long-term heart disease risk, study says (HealthDay)—Over a lifetime, women who’ve had a preterm delivery have a higher risk of heart disease, new research suggests. The findings point to the fact that doctors should include a …

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      Mexican triplets test positive for virus on day of birth

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      Mexican triplets test positive for virus on day of birth Mexican triplets test positive for virus on day of birth Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mexico’s novel coronavirus cases mounted and added their youngest infections Monday, when triplets tested positive for the virus on the day they were born. Monica Rangel, …

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        Complications of premature birth decline in California, study finds

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        Complications of premature birth decline in California, study finds Complications of premature birth decline in California, study finds Credit: CC0 Public Domain California’s most vulnerable premature babies are now healthier when they go home from the hospital, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School …

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          Living near oil and gas wells may increase preterm birth risk

          Living near oil and gas wells may increase preterm birth risk

          Living near oil and gas wells may increase preterm birth risk Living near oil and gas wells may increase preterm birth risk A pumpjack operating a well in the Signal Hill neighborhood in Los Angeles County, California. In the San Joaquin Valley, where pumpjacks are also in close proximity to …

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            Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant

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            Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study from the University of Georgia has shown that exposure to a now-banned flame retardant can alter the genetic code in sperm, leading to major health defects in …

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              Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth

              Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth

              Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth A macrophage in the developing mouse lung expressing a combination of distinguishing genes, which are highlighted here in red, white and green. Credit: Domingo-Gonzalez et al. (CC BY 4.0) An …

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                Assessing cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

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                Assessing cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects Assessing cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientific studies suggest that children with birth defects are at increased risk of cancer. However, it has not been assessed whether the type of cancer, the age at which they …

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                  Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control

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                  Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control Credit: CC0 Public Domain A woman’s genetic make-up may cause her to gain weight when using a popular form of birth control, according to a study from researchers …

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