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Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests. 554 more words

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Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on religious grounds. 837 more words

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Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on religious grounds. 837 more words

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Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure. 346 more words

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White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds. 252 more words

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Teen Birth Rate in U.S. Has Dropped Dramatically

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. 718 more words

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Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot, Doctors Urge

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have upheld the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy. 288 more words

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