What are the risks of using castor oil to induce labor?

Over the years, people have tried many different methods to help induce labor naturally, from eating spicy food to bouncing on an exercise ball. Some people may be tempted to try castor oil as a means to help induce labor. Those who consider using castor oil to induce labor should try to find out about…

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Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration may allow employers to limit women’s access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. The case returns the court to a key battleground in the culture wars, but one in which successive administrations have switched sides. In the Obama…

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W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry

With the pipeline for new antibiotics slowing to a trickle and bankruptcies driving pharmaceutical companies from the field, the World Health Organization on Friday issued a fresh warning about the global threat of drug resistant infections. Some 700,000 people die each year because medicines that once cured their conditions are no long effective. Yet the…

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This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Instagram Likes

On a recent afternoon, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, assembled members of his staff to discuss the secret details of a critical project: the elimination of public “likes.” You’ll be able to see how many hearts your posts get, dear user, but not other people’s tallies. The effort is referred to internally as “Project…

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Upcoming Runway Show Will Be His Last

Pascal Le SegretainGetty Images Jean Paul Gaultier is preparing to say goodbye to the runway. The prolific French fashion designer—known for his edgy and daring take on haute couture—announced on Twitter today that his upcoming couture show in Paris will also be his last. “This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be…

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Must-Have Foods in Your Pantry if You Want Delicious Snacks

Whether you are having an intense midnight snack craving or are expecting guests, it comes in handy to have enough cooking ingredients in your house. This way, you can easily whip up something delectable as quickly as possible. Wonder what food items you should always have in your kitchen if you want yummy and filling…

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Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

Airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for infection with a mysterious respiratory virus that has killed two people and sickened at least 45 overseas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Most people with the infection are believed to have contracted…

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$8 Billion Verdict in Drug Lawsuit Is Reduced to $6.8 Million

A Philadelphia judge on Friday slashed an $8 billion jury verdict in a lawsuit over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, reducing the punitive damages to $6.8 million. The verdict, in October, was the first to award punitive damages against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. It found that the company had played…

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The Real Fashion Trend of Glenda Bailey’s Bazaar

On Feb. 28, when Glenda Bailey stands in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Louvre, presiding over the opening of a new photography retrospective, “Harper’s Bazaar: First in Fashion,” it will mark her final act as editor of the storied magazine. Hearst, the publication’s owner, announced on Wednesday her move to become a “global…

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