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Skip The Stirrups: Doctors Rethink Yearly Pelvic Exams

The American College of Physicians says annual pelvic exams aren't necessary for healthy women and could be harmful. But not all doctors agree, and the new recommendation is stirring up debate.
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How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling?

The Supreme Court says owners of closely held corporations may exercise their religious beliefs. That covers a majority of firms, but experts question how many would want to assert religious views.
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Lead Exposure May Cause Depression In Chinese Children

Lead exposure lowers children's IQ and causes aggression. But children exposed to low levels of lead show different symptoms, including more depression and anxiety, a study of preschoolers finds.
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

The Supreme Court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's contraceptive mandate. Here are some questions and answers about the ruling.
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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.
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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.
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Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.
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D.C. Council Weighs Ban On Conversion Therapy For Minors

A prohibition on the controversial practice of "conversion therapy," aimed at changing someone's sexual orientation, for those under the age of 18 has been proposed in the District.

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Her Baby Is At Risk; Lauren's Story

They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.

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