The Nuance Behind Those Low Abortion Numbers: Women Are Self-Managing Care With Black Market Pills

“Invisible” abortions are much harder to measure, and the black market for abortion pills has changed the landscape for those lacking easy access to an abortion clinic or preferring to have an abortion in private. In other public health news: memory, tainted drugs, DNA testing, the trauma of researching extremism, mental health, flu vaccines and…

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Trump Warns Gun Control Will Be Slow Going Amid Ever Increasing Pressure From Democrats

Following reports that Attorney General William Barr was taking Republicans’ temperature on background checks, President Donald Trump says that he’s going slow on his gun proposal plan “to make sure it’s right.” Meanwhile, 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke, who made waves over buy-back comments in a debate this month, is slamming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer…

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Buttigieg Jabs At Warren’s ‘Evasiveness’ As He Unveils ‘Medicare For All Who Want It’

South Bend Mayor and 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg rolled out his own health plan this week that would offer Americans a “meaningful public alternative” to private insurance–but let those who are happy with their coverage keep it. He also criticized rival candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for evading questions about how she would finance her…

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‘I Wish We Had More Answers’: Officials Brace For More Deaths As Number Of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Climbs

A man in Missouri becomes the eighth confirmed death in the vaping-related outbreak. But despite the hundreds of cases of the illness, public health officials still haven’t been able to pinpoint a single cause. In a sign of how serious the crisis is becoming, the FDA’s office of criminal investigations has begun “parallel investigative efforts.”

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