Judge notes ‘sad irony’ of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi’s abortion law

(CNN)A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Mississippi state law that sought to forbid most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, writing a sharply worded opinion with implications for states weighing similar measures. Judge Carlton Reeves, district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, wrote that the law “unequivocally” infringes…

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Cannabis Could Be More Harmful To Teenagers’ Brains Than Alcohol

A new study suggests that cannabis smoking affects teenagers more than drinking alcohol. It seems that marijuana impacts thinking, memory, and behavior even after people stop using it. The research, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed 3,826 students starting from age 13 in the Greater Montreal area. The team…

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Of the four parental ‘feeding styles,’ only one is good for kids’ health, experts say

(CNN)If you’re a parent, you are well aware that managing your kids’ activity schedules, homework, doctor’s appointments, play dates and much more all comes with the territory. But an important part of the parenting job description — and one that may be hidden in a cloud of unconscious thought at…

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UK and US border officials join forces in bid to tackle female genital mutilation

Information from airport interviews to be shared as part of Anglo-US drive to protect potential victims British police and border security will share intelligence on female genital mutilation with US counterparts as part of a drive to increase prosecutions and prevent abuse. Information on flight paths and investigations will be…

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FEMA official: Puerto Rico knows more about hurricane deaths than it has told the public

(CNN)Puerto Rico appears to know more than it has let on about who died because of Hurricane Maria, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official told CNN. The figures, which were previously unreleased, raise new questions about the speed at which federal and territorial government officials are investigating and paying…

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Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’

Exclusive: families of thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders may get help for first time Brazils invisible children, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time. Almost…

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Doctors saw immigrant kids separated from their parents. Now they’re trying to stop it.

(CNN)The toddler pounded her fists on the play mat, sobbing, with no parent to comfort her. The heartbreaking scene was unlike anything she’d witnessed in her decades as a pediatrician. “I’ve never been in this situation where I’ve felt so needlessly helpless,” she told CNN. “This is something that was…

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