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EDWARD MELMED is a surgeon in Dallas.THE FRIDAY before Thanksgiving, all U.S. plastic surgeons received a congratulatory e-mail from the principal manufacturer of breast implants. "Let's toast this monumental occasion," reads the subject line. Silicone implants are coming back on the market...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOne 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...
Times Staff WriterMEXICO CITY — City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize abortion in this capital during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, an action supporters say will serve as a landmark for women's rights in Latin America. The legislation could result in thousands...
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...
Tags: Research, Public Relations, Science, Lobbying, Ice Cream
The debate over cloning embryos for stem cell research has been one of the most divisive and unpleasant public controversies of the last decade. Partisans on both sides have sought to polarize the issue for political advantage rather than look for middle-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA 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...
Tags: Abortion, Justice System, Lobbying, Social Issues, Surgery
Agents of change Rimmon C. Fay, 78; longtime Venice lifeguard, marine scientist and environmental advocate (Jan. 1) Myra Riddell, 81; psychotherapist and advocate for gay and lesbian rights (Jan. 11) Johnnie Carr, 97; civil rights advocate took part in...
Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
Ronald Reagan started it, and Bill Clinton stopped it. George W. Bush reinstated it, and now Barack Obama is reversing it. As much as Obama is right to overturn the ban on funding for foreign aid groups that provide or even mention abortions, it's time to...
Tags: Barack Obama, HIV, Abortion, Medical Services, Adultery
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....
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Health
Times Staff WriterShe wanted to honor her son, to celebrate his life, however short. That's why she had refused an abortion, even after doctors told her that her little boy would be born without a brain. Now he was here, squirming in his blankets, and Danielle Hayworth...
Tags: Abortion, Hair and Nails, Fingers, Family, Social Sciences
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThree 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...
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