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Where Eye Care Is A Luxury, Technology Offers Access

Entrepreneurs and researchers are looking for ways to bring the cost of eye care down in the developing world. One group is working on technology that turns a smartphone into an eye exam machine, while another has developed glasses with liquid lenses that change prescriptions with the help of a pump.
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Ending Violence Sparked By Baby's Cry

About 300 babies die each year after being hospitalized for serious injuries, according to a new report. Researchers are testing ways to help parents cope with the anger and frustration that can be triggered by a crying baby.
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Op-Ed: Komen Foundation Needs A New Approach

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation reversed its controversial decision to stop providing funding to Planned Parenthood. Rodger Jones, an editorial writer for the Dallas Morning Star, says that to retain the support of abortion rights opponents, Komen needs to consider different fundraising options.
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Secondhand Smoke An Unwelcome Passenger In Cars With Kids

About 1 in 5 nonsmoking kids in middle and high school reported sharing a car with a smoker. The researcher say the survey, which included responses from thousands of students, give an accurate snapshot of what's happening across the country.
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The 'Morning After' Pill: How It Works And Who Uses It

Access to emergency contraception has swirled at the center of a recent flurry of debate over insurance coverage. The most popular brand, Plan B, is a pill women can take if their birth control fails or they forget to use it. Today, about 10 percent of sexually active women say they've used Plan B.
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What Spermicide Users Should Know, But Often Don't

Condoms, vaginal films, jellies, foams and sponges containing the spermicide N-9 are widely available without a doctor's prescription. N-9 can increase the risk of HIV transmission in certain cases, but many consumers don't know that.

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