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Free Birth Control, Reproductive Services for Women Starting August 1

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Since last August, I’ve been counting down the days until my 30th birthday this Wednesday. You see, I’ve got money coming my way—not just in the form of birthday checks from my grandmother and aunts—but an even larger chunk of change, spread out over the entire year. Starting August 1, I, along with millions of [...]

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Not breast-feeding increases mothers’ risk for type 2 diabetes

The benefits of breast-feeding for babies have proved to be myriad, and an increasing number of studies are finding long-term health benefits for mothers, too, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower odds of some cancers. A new analysis confirms earlier observations that breast-feeding helps to decrease a mother’s risk of developing type 2 [...]

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Antiretroviral regimens drastically reduce breast milk HIV transmission between mothers and babies

woman with child in botswana, antiretrovirals cut the risk of mother-to-child transmission of hiv via breastfeeding

HIV infects an estimated 430,000 infants and children worldwide each year. Although many of those cases are contracted from an HIV-positive mother during pregnancy or birth, some 40 percent of infected children get the disease through breast-feeding. But because of health risks associated with formula feeding—especially in resource-poor regions—the World Health Organization still recommends breast-feeding [...]

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