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  • Birth control bait-and-switch [Editorial]

    Birth control bait-and-switch  [Editorial]
    In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand access to birth control by making it available without a prescription as an over-the-counter medication. Wider access to birth control traditionally has been a Democratic issue, so Republicans' sudden embrace of it seems almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, it is.
  • Fist bump beats a handshake on the germ meter

    Harvard Health Blog The handshake is an important way that many people communicate nonverbally. It's a standard gesture when we say hello, goodbye, and make an agreement. We've been doing it for millennia. But hands carry germs that can spread infections...

    When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions

    When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions Having a conversation about end-of-life care decisions is one lifetime conversation some adult children may be dreading to have with older parents. In fact, they are not the only ones....

    Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Oregon Health &...

    Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

    Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests. After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the...