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Uncertain Health Impact: Younger Teen Girls on Birth Control Pills

Uncertain Health Impact: Younger Teen Girls on Birth Control Pills

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Teen Health:

In the past decade, the number of teenage girls taking birth control pills has jumped 50 percent, prompting concerns about the long-term impact of the drugs on younger teens' health and development, Mary Pflum reports for ABC's Good Morning America.

Genomics: The race is on to sequence the entire genome for just $1,000 with the advent of a new sequencing machine that's approaching that goal, Dan Vergano reports for USA Today.

Default: What happens to Medicare and Medicaid if the United States government actually defaults on its debt by not raising the debt ceiling? Lester Feder (no relation) assesses the impact for Politico.

Frogs: Seriously? A California company is once again selling the African dwarf frogs that have been linked to more than 240 cases of salmonella in humans. The CDC is warning against buying the frogs, but it can't stop the company from selling them, Bill Hendrick reports for WebMD Health News.

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