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Reuters reports that a new analysis of data on birth control users found that these women had a 27 percent lower risk of an ovarian cancer diagnosis and that prolonged use of the Pill was linked to higher rates of protection. "It reinforces that there is a positive relationship between the use of oral...
A new post in NPR's Shots blog reports that "Starting in July, doctors and midwives in the state [Mississippi] will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16." The samples will be analyzed to identify fathers using the state's DNA...
An article in The New York Times reports that "Women with ovarian cancer may be able to stave off relapses for an extra half-year or so by taking a drug already approved to treat kidney cancer." The drug, pazopanib, was given to women as a maintenance therapy after they successfully completed...