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Obesity has been very much in the news this week after the American Medical Association voted to label the condition a disease, a move that could eventually pave the way for expanded insurance coverage of treatments and further raise public awareness of a condition that affects about one in three Am

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After hours of emotional debate, the Texas Senate late on Tuesday evening approved omnibus legislation to tighten abortion restrictions.

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This year, there's no political fireworks or high-octane drama like the 2011 fight over women’s health care and abortion in Texas. Democrats will not die on the sword of bringing Planned Parenthood back into the fold, and Republicans will not put up additional barriers to women’s access to care.

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A bill advancing through the Texas Legislature could drastically decrease the number of legal abortion facilities in the state.

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Medical experts meeting at the NIH over the next three days are going to try to reach a consensus on whether to shift to a different testing method for gestational diabetes. If they decide to make the shift, the prevalence of gestational diabetes in U.S. pregnancies can be expected to double. 

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When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.

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The world’s most famous pregnancy brought overnight visibility to a little-known but serious prenatal complication, when Britain’s royal family announced the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospitalization for treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) – a debilitating and even life-threatening condition.

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If a member of the House Science Committee can be so wrong on basic facts of biology, can I expect a traumatized woman in my exam room to have a clearer understanding of rape and pregnancy?

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Why some health reporters and bloggers deserve hazard pay for examining Todd Akin's absurd claims.

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Premature birth is a global killer. Leaving the womb too early accounts for more than 1 million infant deaths each year, the latest data reveals, almost half of all newborn mortality worldwide. But it’s not just the toll on newborns that increasingly concerns health experts.

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