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Controversial Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Becomes Law in Virginia

Controversial Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Becomes Law in Virginia

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Abortion: Amid an uproar from women's advocates and health professionals, Virginia's Republican governor has signed into law a bill requiring abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in the state, Bob Lewis reports for the Associated Press. An earlier measure had required more invasive transvaginal ultrasounds.

Cancer: Dr. Richa Shukla of ABC News explains why a cure for cancer remains so elusive, highlighting new medical research showing that cancer cells can vary not only within a patient' body but even within a single tumor.  

Teen Smoking: Nearly one in four American teens say they smoke or use smokeless tobacco according to a new U.S. Surgeon General's report that has public health advocates worried, Wendy Koch reports for USA Today.

Reproductive Health: The Urban Scientist blogger DNLee examines the viral spread of a news story about research linking hair relaxers used by African American women with uterine fibroids.  

Alzheimer's Disease: The cost of caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients will reach $200 billion this year and is expected to top $1.1 trillion by 2050, according to a new Alzheimer's Association report, Caitlin Hagan reports for CNN.

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