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Planned Parenthood hosts 20 presidential candidates to talk abortion rights

Planned Parenthood hosts 20 presidential candidates to talk abortion rights

Win McNamee/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Planned Parenthood’s forum on reproductive rights at the University of South Carolina on Saturday will offer the crowded Democratic presidential field an opportunity to directly address a topic that has emerged as one of the most contentious in the election cycle.So far this cycle, the parade of 2020 Democrats, primarily…Read more »

New drug for women with low sex drive gets FDA approval

New drug for women with low sex drive gets FDA approval

iStockBy DR. VANESSA CUTLER (NEW YORK) — We’ve long seen advertisements for drugs like Cialis or Viagra, which help to improve sexual performance in men with erectile dysfunction. But on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication that will boost libido in women with low sexual desire, so that they too…Read more »

EPA finalizes rule allowing less lead in dust in older homes

EPA finalizes rule allowing less lead in dust in older homes

YangYin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday finalized standards that would allow less lead in paint dust in older buildings, the first concrete step in the administration’s action plan to protect kids from exposure to lead.The Centers for Disease Control has said that no level of lead exposure is considered safe for children and…Read more »

Missouri Planned Parenthood abortion clinic denied license by health department

Missouri Planned Parenthood abortion clinic denied license by health department

jetcityimage/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — The Missouri health department denied a license to the state’s last abortion clinic, bringing the latest blow in the ongoing saga.Planned Parenthood announced that the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) denied the license to the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region clinic.The clinic will remain open and operational until…Read more »

Benefits of baby yoga aren’t a stretch: How it helps moms and babies

Benefits of baby yoga aren’t a stretch: How it helps moms and babies

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital(WHEATON, Ill.) — Susan Korver and Amy Casoglos spent some of the first weeks of their daughters’ lives with them on the yoga mat.The once-strangers, who gave birth on the same day in the same hospital, bonded with their babies and with each other in a baby yoga class, a postpartum…Read more »