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A Glass of Wine OK for Pregnant Women?

A Glass of Wine OK for Pregnant Women?

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CPR: No need for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation during CPR? Just chest compressions? New research suggests that approach might save more lives, reports The Wall St. Journal's Jennifer Corbett Dooren.

Drinking in Pregnancy: A large British study on light drinking during pregnancy offers conflicting messages for moms-to-be. Maia Szalavitz reports on the study and the difficulty of researching alcohol's effects on the fetus for Time magazine.

Binge Drinking: Speaking of alcohol consumption, the CDC reports that binge drinking is a huge but hidden public health problem in the United States. WebMD's Daniel J. DeNoon reports.

HIV Testing: Bored by the DMV wait for your drivers' license? Get an HIV test. A southeast Washington, D.C. DMV office is testing out the concept, according to this story by CNN's Faith Karimi.

Health Reform: An estimated 3.5 million Californians are eligible for purchasing coverage through reform-created health insurance exchanges starting up in 2014, Duke Helfand of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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