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Melissa Mathis holds a container of freeze-dried placenta capsules. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

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If you're at high risk of hepatitis B infection, your insurance company should pay for testing for the virus without passing any of the cost on to you. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/Science Source hide caption

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Amil Patel (left) and Bob Dunn run the front desk at this Walgreens pharmacy on the campus of the University of California, San Francisco. The store will be one of the first to take advantage of a new California law expanding pharmacists' scope of practice. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Pregnant Women With Depression Face Tough Choices, No Easy Answers

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The experimental drug flibanserin, made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, is at the center of a regulatory controversy. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Advisers To FDA Recommend Agency Approve Drug To Boost Female Libido

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If the Food and Drug Administration has approved a type of prescription contraception, then insurers must cover at least one option at no cost to the consumer. BSIP/Science Source hide caption

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Dr. George Papanicolaou discovered that it was possible to detect cancer by inspecting cervical cells. The Pap smear, the cervical cancer screening test, is named after him. American Cancer Society/AP hide caption

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