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Recent Headlines

Judge Allows Ban on Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Program
An Iowa judge on Tuesday ruled that the state Board of Medicine has the authority to ban the administration of medication abortion drugs via a telemedicine system, Bloomberg reports.

Women's Health Issues Key for Both Parties in Senate Campaigns
Republicans vying for Senate seats in the midterm election are working to rally abortion-rights opponents and "counterbalance" Democrats' criticism of GOP positions on women's health issues, The Hill reports.

Sens. Urge FDA To Limit Sale of Power Morcellators
Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) want FDA to ask manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators to temporarily suspend sales because the devices can unintentionally spread deadly cancers during fibroid-removal procedures, the Wall Street Journal reports.

HPV Vaccine Studies Show Lasting Protection, Suggest Providers Need To Offer Shot Sooner
A new study in Pediatrics found that the human papillomavirus vaccine protects against HPV and its associated conditions and diseases for at least eight years, according to HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report.