Friday, March 7, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"Abortion Law Pushes Texas Clinics to Close Doors"
Shortly before a candlelight vigil on the sidewalk outside, employees of the last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas shut the doors early Thursday evening, making legal abortion unavailable in the poorest part of the state in the wake of tough new restrictions passed last year by the Texas Legislature...Read more.
"Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones"
A study by other researchers published in January found that women between 25 and 50 who hopped at least 10 times twice a day, with 30 seconds between each hop, significantly increased their hipbone density after four months...Read more.
The Washington Post
"FDA, Cosmetics Industry Remain at Odds Over Outdated Regulations"
The stalemate has proved particularly galling to consumer advocacy groups, who have long pushed for more government oversight over the chemicals used to produce millions of products used by Americans every day, from lipstick and hair spray to toothpaste, deodorant and baby lotion...Read more.
"Study: Free Birth Control Does Not Increase Risky Sex"
Women and teen girls participating in a study that provided free birth control did not take up riskier sexual practices as a result, contrary to fears among some social conservatives, a new report says...Read more.
"A New Drug Problem—Not Enough of Them"
Although reports of drug shortages have fallen since 2012, the total number of shortages has more than doubled since 2007, according to an analysis released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) last month...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Researchers See Signs of HIV Resistance in Gene Therapy"
The elusive quest for a cure for AIDS and the virus that causes it got a boost from two developments that amount to early but promising evidence that such a goal is achievable...Read more.
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