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health authorities have long advised that all women of childbearing age take a daily vitamin containing 400 micrograms of folic acid — even if they're not trying to conceive, since half of pregnancies are unplanned.

-- Folic acid offers more protection than thought, emphasis mine.
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Contraceptive pill influences partner choice -- "The contraceptive pill may disrupt women's natural ability to choose a partner genetically dissimilar to themselves, research at the University of Liverpool has found." This might be a follow-up to a previous study.

Rare case explains why some infected with HIV remain symptom-free for years without antiretroviral drugs

'Erasing' drug-associated memories may stop drug addiction relapses -- NMDA interference

Alternative Energy Hits the Road: Research at WPI Explores Turning Highways and Parking Lots into Solar Collectors

American Geophysical Union journal highlights -- Aug. 12, 2008 -- [ profile] pgdudda, you might be interested in some of these, given your most recent post.
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White House Tries to Define Contraception As Abortion -- "The Department of Health and Human Services is dismissing medical experts and instead using a definition of pregnancy based on polling data." (seen several places; this link via [ profile] davidfcooper)
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Response to caller 'a serious mistake,' says Planned Parenthood of Idaho: They also criticized The Advocate for trying to discredit employees with recorded phone calls

Planned Parenthood of Idaho officials apologized Wednesday for what they called an employee's "serious mistake" in encouraging a donation aimed at aborting black babies.

[...] The call to Idaho came in July to Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.

On the recording provided by The Advocate, an actor portraying a donor said he wanted his money used to eliminate black unborn children because "the less black kids out there the better."

Kersey laughed nervously and said: "Understandable, understandable. ... Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited and want to make sure I don't leave anything out."

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