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When labor strikes - What you REALLY need at the hospital

For first-time parents, the thought of bringing another life into the world--and being responsible for it--is daunting enough. Add to that all the advice, the stuff people tell you that you need and the endless lists of such things and becoming a...

Would your family consider a vasectomy?

Back in the days before Eve Ensler, the word 'vagina' was the verboten V-word. Now, it seems, there is another V-word on the horizon that people -- well, guys -- refuse to discuss, let alone think about: the vasectomy. Women have long-regarded the...

Is anesthesia harmful to kids?

New animal studies have shown that the majority of drugs commonly use to sedate children before surgery kills brain cells in young rats, mice and possibly rhesus monkeys. Besides killing brain cells, experiments on laboratory animals have also shown...

Can fetuses feel pain?

According to the British Medical Journal, no, fetuses cannot feel pain. But how can we know for sure? The reason this debate is so hot right now is because there is legislation in Congress that would require women to get anesthesia for their fetuses...

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