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LATEST NEWS:   IUD use attracts new opposition from anti-abortion groups - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion.
LATEST NEWS:   Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos - CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.
LATEST NEWS:   China struggles with IVF demand as one-child policy ends - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Nanfang clinic in China's southern Guangdong province says it offers Chinese patients seeking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) the chance to choose the gender of their child, avoid stringent approval checks and snarling queues.
LATEST NEWS:   Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa - QUDENI, South Africa, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Eunice Khanyile opened a soup kitchen in a rural village in South Africa last year to help HIV-positive residents get the nutrition needed to stay healthy, not one person came.
LATEST NEWS:   Exercise as young adult tied to heart health decades later - (Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers who aren’t as active early in life, a U.S. study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Doctors' use of computers during appointments leaves patients less satisfied - (Reuters Health) - Doctors who entered data into computerized health records during patients' appointments did less positive communicating, and patients rated their care excellent less often, in a recent study.
LATEST NEWS:   Certain birth defects linked to abuse of infants and toddlers - (Reuters Health) - Babies with certain birth defects are much more likely to be abused as infants and toddlers than other young children, a U.S. study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Northern Irish abortion laws breach human rights: court - BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws are in breach of human rights by failing to provide exceptions in the case of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime, Belfast's High Court found in a landmark ruling on Monday.
LATEST NEWS:   New York is first U.S. city with salt warning on restaurant menus - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will appear, starting Tuesday, on menus in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke.
LATEST NEWS:   Cancer patients may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy - (Reuters Health) - Mindfulness-based therapy may help ease anxiety and depression in some patients with cancer, a small research review suggests.