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Numbers represent the percent of patients and doctors who ranked each issue in their top three concerns to discuss during consultations.

Doctors Don't Know What Women Want To Know About Birth Control

Women have choices in contraception, from pills and injections to intrauterine devices and the NuvaRing. But when women discuss birth control with their doctors, they may not be getting all the information they want, a survey finds.

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaks in Phoenix on June 5. After a visit to a VA hospital, he said additional resources were likely needed in the area. Nationwide, the number of veterans seeking health care has risen dramatically in recent years.

With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

A new generation of American vets are home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, are now hitting in their 60s, 70s or 80s — there's about 10 million of them. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.

"If they can afford to pay for wars they can afford to pay for the treatment after the wars," says Gary Augustine, with Disabled American Veterans. DAV and other private veterans' organizations draw up their own "independent budget" for the Department of Veterans Affairs every year.

Plaintiff attorneys Theodore Boutrous Jr. and Marcellus McRae joined by nine California public school students who won their case against the California government.

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

A California judge today ruled the state's laws governing teacher tenure and the firing of public school teachers unconstitutional, saying they interfere with the state's obligation to provide every child with access to a good education.

The plaintiffs in the case, Vergara v. California, argued that the tenure system for public school teachers in California verges on the absurd, and that those laws disproportionately harm poor and minority students. In his ruling, Judge Rolf M. Treu agreed.

The FDA <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070.htm">is recommending</a> that pregnant women eat 8 to 12 ounces per week of fish such as salmon, canned light tuna, tilapia or cod.

Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

Lots of us think of fish as brain food.

But many moms-to-be and breastfeeding women have been turned off of it, in part due to concerns about the potentially harmful effects of mercury in some types of fish.

An analysis by the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency released Tuesday found 1 in 5 pregnant women were not eating any fish for long periods of time during pregnancy. And 75 percent of women were eating fewer than 4 ounces per week.

A helicopter lands at the bottom of Hochthron mountain in the Alps near Berchtesgaden, Germany, on Sunday, where rescuers were trying to extract a trapped researcher.

Rescue Of German Cave Researcher Could Take Days, Officials Say

A four-person rescue team in the German Alps has reached a trapped cave researcher who was injured in a rock fall some three-quarters of a mile below ground. But figuring out how to move him is proving a challenge.

From December 2013 to March 2014, the public and private health insurance groups in Massachusetts reported an overall increase in health insurance enrollment by more than 215,000 people. Enrollment in private plans essentially held steady, as enrollment in the state's public plans expanded.

Massachusetts Inches Toward Health Insurance For All

When Massachusetts passed its landmark health insurance law under Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006, no one claimed the state would get to zero — as in 0 percent of residents who are uninsured. But numbers out this week suggest Massachusetts is very close.

Actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague brought together representatives from more than 100 countries for the London conference on sexual violence in conflicts.

A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself

For centuries, governments around the world have often treated sexual violence as an unpreventable fact of war. Books from the Bible to the Iliad talk about rape and pillaging as an inevitable part of conflict. Now that attitude is beginning to change.

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, moved into a Tucson church with his family last month, claiming sanctuary as he sought a reversal in his deportation order.

Immigrant Who Sought Sanctuary In Arizona Church Can Stay In U.S.

After a month of seeking sanctuary in a Tucson church, a Mexican immigrant has been granted a one-year stay of his deportation order. Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, had been ordered to leave the U.S. after a traffic stop revealed he wasn't here legally.

Ruiz has lived in Tucson for 14 years; he has a job and no criminal record, reports Arizona Public Media's Fernanda Echavarri.

Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

Student, Shooter Dead In Oregon High School

A shooter entered an Oregon high school today and killed one student, authorities said.

Multnomah Co. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Alexander said the shooter was later found dead, but he provided no detail as to how the shooter died. Alexander said police were still combing the school.

Police and a SWAT team descended on Reynolds High School in the mid-morning hours, after receiving reports of a shooting.

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