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- Study: Recessions Can Postpone Motherhood Forever When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
- Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants For Teen Girls Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
- U.S. Doctor Exposed to Ebola Virus Admitted to NIH An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.
- CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.
- Unusual Respiratory Illness Confirmed in Maryland Maryland's health department says it has confirmed the presence of an unusual respiratory illness in children in the state.
- Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.
- A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way While searching for a cancer cure, Dr. James Lechleiter discovered compounds that stimulate the special cells that protect the brain from long-term damage.
- More Insurers To Offer Health Law Plans Next Year The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services department on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63 insurers joining the market in...
- Coke, Pepsi Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.
- FDA Warns Doctors Of Fake, Contaminated Medicines In US U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.