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  1. Obama Admin to Challenge Morning-After Pill Ruling

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge's order to eliminate any age limit on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription was challenged in court Wednesday by the Obama administration. The government appeal follows on the he

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  2. FDA OK's Morning-After Pill Without a Prescription

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and old

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  3. HIV 'Cure' Looks Promising, Danish Scientists Say

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Danish scientists testing a novel HIV treatment in human trials contend that they're confident their strategy will result in a cure for the AIDS-causing virus, according to news reports. The technique -- already tested succes

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  4. New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of th

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  5. HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful drug cocktails known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may help protect the hearts of children and teens infected with HIV, a new study reports. HAART is a form of antiretroviral therapy

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  6. Judge Rules: Morning-After Pill for All Females

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to all women regardless of age. The judge from the Eastern District of New

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  7. Bill Gates Offers $100,000 for Next-Gen Condom

    March 25,  2013 -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 grant to anyone who can develop what's being called the next generation of condom. The aim is to help curb unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections around the world. The foundation's Grand Cha

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  8. Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday. Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing

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  9. Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.2 percent

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  10. Obama Administration Revises Contraception Mandate

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Religious organizations that object to providing birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act would be allowed to hand that responsibility off to a third party under new rules proposed Friday by the Obama administration

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