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Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate


Some parents’ long-simmering concerns over the safety of childhood vaccines received unexpected — and, in some quarters, unwelcome — notice during the second Republican presidential candidates’ debate. While the link between vaccines and autism has long been discredited, an exchange toward the debate’s end addressed a more recent parental concern ...

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Difficult for women in combat zones to get contraceptives

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Next year, the military will officially lift restrictions on women in combat, the end of a process that may open up as many as 245,000 jobs that have been off limits to women. But women who deploy overseas may continue to face obstacles in another area that can have a critical impact on their military experience: contraception. It’s ...

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California, Oregon First To Sell Birth Control Pills Without Prescription

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California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives directly from their pharmacists – without a doctor’s prescription. As California officials were busy finalizing regulations on a state law passed in 2013, Oregon’s governor Kate Brown signed a ...

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