Women's health

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Michelle Flandez stands in her home with her two-month-old son Inti Perez, who is diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. In the first long-term look at what happened to children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy, one in seven developed some kind of health problem _ranging from birth defects to conditions that became apparent only later. Health officials released the findings Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
August 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, according to the first long-term look at those children. Tuesday's study focused on the children of women in Puerto Rico and other territories,...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager holds a cannabis sample in Oakland, Calif. Oklahoma health officials on Friday, July 27, 2018, released new proposed medical marijuana rules that remove some of the most controversial provisions, including a ban on the sale of smokable pot and a requirement that female patients get a pregnancy test. The original rules approved by the board earlier this month prompted outrage from medical marijuana supporters who said they went too far. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials released new proposed medical marijuana rules on Friday that remove some of the most criticized provisions, including a ban on the sale of smokable pot and a requirement that female patients get a pregnancy test. The Oklahoma State Department of Health...
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This undated image provided by AbbVie in July 2018 shows packaging for the company's drug Orilissa (elagolix). On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the company said that The Food and Drug Administration approved its the drug for pain during menstruation and at other times. (AbbVie via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 12:07 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new treatment for pain caused by endometriosis was approved Tuesday by U.S. regulators. The common condition involves abnormal tissue growth from the uterus that can cause severe pain and infertility. Drugmaker Abbvie said the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug,...
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July 17, 2018 - 6:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care. Planned Parenthood filed the...
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July 12, 2018 - 2:48 pm
President Donald Trump's appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the prospect that a new conservative court majority might consider overturning or weakening the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion. Four states — Louisiana,...
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July 09, 2018 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of infant formula, not because of objections to breastfeeding, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday. Trump criticized The New York Times for reporting that...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the budding battle royale over the Supreme Court vacancy, what’s the Democratic sweet spot between satisfying liberal activists’ demands for an all-out fight against President Donald Trump’s pick and protecting senators facing tight re-election races in deeply red states?(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 06, 2018 - 2:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats bracing for battle over the Supreme Court vacancy want to find a way to block President Donald Trump's pick. But they'll need to decide how to satisfy liberal activists' desire for an all-out fight against the selection while protecting Democratic senators facing tight...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:56 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free." Justices...
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June 28, 2018 - 6:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new Indiana law's requirement that medical providers report detailed patient information to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young granted the preliminary...
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Professional tennis player Serena Williams appears at an event to launch a national street art campaign with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to make domestic violence and financial abuse visible, at TicTail Market on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 27, 2018 - 8:11 am
Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby, a decision by the All England Club announced Wednesday that elevates the tournament's seven-time champion above her ranking of 183rd. While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events...
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