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September 24, 2005

Testosterone Therapy Helps Women Maintain Sex Life

If you could follow gynecologist Jessica Berger-Weiss around in her Silver Spring office for a day, you might be surprised by what you hear. Four to five times a day, every day, women in their thirties, forties and fifties emotionally tell Berger-Weiss about a problem they think is uniquely theirs: "Doctor, I just don't have any interest in sex." (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 06:36 AM

September 23, 2005

Women on the Coasts Have Higher Mercury Levels

Women in coastal communities have twice as much mercury in their blood as those living inland, according to an analysis by an Environmental Protection Agency scientist. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 04:28 AM

September 22, 2005

Silicone Gel Breast Implants May Be Approved

The Food and Drug Administration told a second manufacturer yesterday that it can resume unrestricted sales of its controversial silicone-gel implants for breast enlargement and reconstruction if it meets certain unspecified conditions. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 05:54 AM

September 15, 2005

Britney Spears Gives Birth to Boy by Cesarean

Britney Spears has given birth to a baby boy, Us Weekly reported. The baby was born Wednesday by Caesarean section at the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in California, the magazine said. No other details were available. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 04:49 AM

September 09, 2005

Infant Mortality Rate Drops in New York City

Deaths of infants under the age of one in New York City decreased by 6 percent between 2003 and 2004, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (Newsday.com)

Posted by news editor at 07:05 AM

September 08, 2005

Babies in the Womb Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

Babies in the womb are being exposed to a shocking cocktail of chemicals that can cause cancer in later life and have gender-bending qualities, research has revealed. (The Daily Mail)

Posted by news editor at 06:13 AM

Susan Wood Quits FDA Over Morning After Pill

Susan Wood, the director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health, resigned last week over the agency’s decision to keep the morning-after pill, called Plan B, off pharmacy shelves for the forseeable future. (Village Voice)

Posted by news editor at 05:59 AM