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Women's Health (INACTIVE)

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  • The White House vs. mother's milk

    What science the Bush administration chooses to stifle or promote seems to be a matter of politics and economics. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar baby formula industry pressured the Department of Health and...
  • Susan Hill dies at 61; women's rights advocate

    Susan Hill dies at 61; women's rights advocate
    Susan Hill, a national women's rights advocate and the owner of several abortion clinics around the country, died Jan. 30 at a hospital in Raleigh, N.C. She was 61 and had breast cancer. Hill focused on establishing clinics in rural areas where women had...
  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • Hormone drugs had lasting breast cancer risk

    Three years after they stopped hormone replacement therapy, women who took the drugs still had a 27% higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who took a placebo, researchers reported today. The women were participants in the Women's Health...
  • NC 'Big twins' tip scales at a combined 23 pounds

    NC 'Big twins' tip scales at a combined 23 pounds
    They aren't America's heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds and 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday....
  • Abortions down 25% from peak

    A comprehensive study of abortion in America underscores a striking change in the landscape, with ever-fewer pregnant women choosing abortion and those who do increasingly opting to avoid surgical clinics. The number of abortions has plunged to 1.2...
  • Abortion provider must turn over files

    One of the nation's few late-term abortion doctors was ordered Wednesday to turn over about 2,000 patient medical records to a Kansas grand jury investigating his practice. Abortion opponents hope that the records will lead to further criminal charges...
  • More women should have choice of vaginal birth after C-section, panel says

    More women should have choice of vaginal birth after C-section, panel says
    Cesarean deliveries have risen steeply nationwide over the last 15 years. In some parts of the country, women are denied the option to try for a vaginal birth after cesarean. An independent panel of women's health experts said recently that more U.S....
  • Barbra Streisand furnishes her design taste

    Barbra Streisand furnishes her design taste
    Barbra Streisand, a well-educated student of antiques and vintage decorative arts, has finally declared a major: "Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love," she says. Think of it as a...
  • Seeking fat acceptance

    Seeking fat acceptance
    Getting heavy people to feel comfortable in their skin, however ample, and focus on healthy behaviors is only half the fat-acceptance battle; the other half is getting society to make room for fat people. Marilyn Wann of San Francisco is among the...
  • Do extra pounds always equal extra risk?

    Do extra pounds always equal extra risk?
    Though many people connect poor health with excess weight, the two don't always go together. Even as most health experts say that fat fuels the onset of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis -- and...