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Does Contraception Really Pay For Itself?

The Obama administration claims health insurance companies won't have a problem providing free contraceptive coverage for women who work at religious groups. Officials say that's because it is much cheaper for the industry when pregnancies are planned.
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Got A Sinus Infection? Antibiotics Probably Won't Help

People who got an antibiotic to treat common sinus infections didn't have milder symptoms or see those symptoms go away faster than those who got a placebo. Treat the symptoms with decongestants and other remedies, but avoid the antibiotics, researchers say.
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How Much Sleep Do Kids Need? Not Such A Mystery After All

The science may not be perfect, but a prominent sleep researcher says she and her colleagues have a pretty good handle on how much sleep kids need. She defends the field against a study that claimed the experts haven't even had a clue.
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Family Acceptance Key In Preventing Gay Youths From Considering Suicide

Strong family support can help protect gay and lesbian teens from considering suicide, a study finds. A previous suicide attempt is an important, predictive risk factor for trouble.
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Caregivers Press For Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

A medical study published in Science finds that an FDA-approved skin cancer drug can reduce Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. It is unclear if the drug, marketed as Targretin, will have the same effect on humans. Some researchers want to begin testing the drug for its efficacy in treating Alzheimer's patients.
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Politics And Faith Collide In Contraceptive Debate

Under a revised plan on contraception health coverage, insurance companies — not Catholic institutions — will have to pay for contraception for employees. The issue has been a flash point for Bishops since before the health care law passed through Congress.

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