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Alabama doctors want patients to know they’re still providing abortions

Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open. “For as long as we are able, we will continue to provide the full range of women’s health care,” Dr. Yashica Robinson, medical director at the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville, told reporters Friday,…MORE

What it’s like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi

When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was. Furdge was about 27 at the time, and she had an infant son from a relationship that she says was…MORE

Overprocessed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day, causing weight gain

Less-expensive, easier-to-prepare ultraprocessed foods can make you fat, a new study says. People limited to a diet of primarily highly processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when their diet mostly consisted of minimally processed foods, finds the study, published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism. This small-scale study is the first…MORE

Ruling turns up pressure for FDA to strictly regulate e-cigarettes

Some politicians and pediatricians have urged the US Food and Drug Administration to take strong, swift action on the growing use of e-cigarettes among America’s youth, but the latest move comes from a federal judge who ordered the agency to speed up its review of thousands of vaping products now on the market. Wednesday’s ruling…MORE

LED lights damage eyes and disturb sleep, European health authority warns

The blue light in LED lighting that is increasingly used in our homes can damage the eye’s retina while disturbing our biological and sleep rhythms, a French health authority warned in a new report. New scientific evidence confirms the “phototoxic effects” of short-term exposures to high-intensity blue light, as well as an increased risk of…MORE

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