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Are restrictions on the 'abortion pill' politics or science?

The Food and Drug Administration’s restrictions on the dispensing of mifepristone — one half of the two-drug cocktail used to end a pregnancy in its first 10 weeks — “no longer makes clinical sense” and should be “expeditiously withdrawn,” experts argue in the New England Journal of Medicine. As...

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  • Found: Seven rocky Earth-sized planets in orbit around a nearby star

    Found: Seven rocky Earth-sized planets in orbit around a nearby star

    Astronomers scouring the heavens for a planet home to life as we know it have found a tantalizing solar system with not one but seven Earth-sized worlds, just 39 light-years away. Measurements made by powerful space telescopes and ground-based observatories indicate that several of these exoplanets...

  • SpaceX Dragon capsule aborts attempt to dock at International Space Station

    SpaceX Dragon capsule aborts attempt to dock at International Space Station

    A SpaceX capsule carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo aborted its attempt to dock at the International Space Station early Wednesday because of an “easily correctable” GPS error, officials said. It is scheduled to try again Thursday. This was not the mission’s first small delay. Hawthorne-based...

  • SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning

    SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning

    SpaceX scrubbed its launch of a space station supply mission seconds before liftoff Saturday morning, citing a possible problem with the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Hawthorne space company said it would try to launch again Sunday at 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Launch Complex 39A at...

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  • Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet

    Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet

    The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older. But new research shows that brain shrinkage is less pronounced in older folks whose diets hew closely to the traditional...

  • Why now may be the perfect time to start one of these diet delivery plans

    Why now may be the perfect time to start one of these diet delivery plans

    The hustle and stress of the holidays can throw even the most virtuous eaters off course. You could take some of the cooking and grocery shopping — and some of the season’s inevitable temptations — off your plate with a healthy meal delivery service. And you might be able to beat back the binge...

  • 3 healthy ways to add fat — yes, fat! — to your diet

    3 healthy ways to add fat — yes, fat! — to your diet

    After decades of low-fat yogurts and 1% milk populating store shelves, whole milk and products such as creamy ghee (clarified butter) are finding their way back to favor. On the back of a 2014 Harvard School of Public Health study that found full-fat dairy to be more satisfying — and consequently...

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