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Zayn Malik: One Direction Singer Gets Advice from Russell Brand

Zayn Malik: One Direction Singer Gets Advice from Russell Brand

By Kimberly Ripley September 23, 2014

Zayn Malik–One Direction singer and young hunk extraordinaire–had the opportunity to meet actor and comedian Russell Brand a couple of years back. Zayn shares some of that unusual meeting in the band’s new autobiography, Who We Are. It seems Russell …

Sandra Fluke Wants Henry Waxman's Seat Sandra Fluke Wants Henry Waxman's Seat

First off, who is Sandra Fluke? Fluke is a 33-year-old American attorney at law and women’s rights activist. The Pennsylvania native first caught the public’s eye when Republican congressmen blocked her from testifying to the┬áHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee …

Erin Brockovich Warns Against Birth Control Device Erin Brockovich Warns Against Birth Control Device

Erin Brockovich has started a new campaign to take a particular birth control device off the market, saying she’s seen and heard claims from thousands of women who say they suffered injuries after using it. Essure, which is known as …

Permanent Contraception "Essure" causes Pelvic Pain Permanent Contraception "Essure" causes Pelvic Pain
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You know it is a serious public health issue when famed consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is campaigning against a procedure that claims permanent contraception, but delivers excruciating pelvic pain and a variety of other side effects in women. According to …

Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die

The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) in France this week suspended sales of an acne drug linked to the deaths of several women. The drug, Diane-35, is a hormonal acne treatment, but was begin …

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an in-chambers opinion denying Hobby Lobby Stores Inc an injunction it had requested to prevent a birth control mandate from beginning on January 1. The mandate is part of the 2010 Patient Protection …

Over the Counter Birth Control Recommended by ACOG Over the Counter Birth Control Recommended by ACOG

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently recommended that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in drugstores, without the need for a doctor’s prescription. The group’s recommendation will be published in the December 2012 issue of the …

Birth Control Cuts Abortions by Over 1/2, Says Study Birth Control Cuts Abortions by Over 1/2, Says Study

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A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The …

Male Birth Control Pill Molecule Identified Male Birth Control Pill Molecule Identified

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Biochemists at the Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have isolated a molecule that could lead to a male birth control pill. A study led by Dr. Martin Matzuk, director of the Center for Drug Discovery at Baylor, …

Rush Limbaugh Doesn’t Understand Birth Control
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Let’s set aside differences with Rush Limbaugh on political grounds. Let’s look at pure, provable facts only for a moment. Even the most ardent of Limbaugh fans should be critical of his statements recently, if not out of decency, then …