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Monday, November 2, 2015

Health Research: Often decried, polygyny may sometimes have advantages ♦ Increasing cigarette taxes shifts consumers to more dangerous products

New finding will help target multiple sclerosis immune response Researchers have made another important step in the progress towards being able to block the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.
Often decried, polygyny may sometimes have advantages The practice of sharing a husband may, in some circumstances, lead to greater health and wealth for women and their children, new research suggests. And polygyny--where one husband has more than one wife--is decried by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and women's rights organizations as discriminatory to women.
Increasing cigarette taxes shifts consumers to more dangerous products Increasing cigarette excise taxes may have the unintended consequence of encouraging consumers to seek higher nicotine content and more dangerous cigarette products.
Greater support needed for pregnant transgender men Many transgender men who have the capacity to bear children are faced with barriers in the health-care system as a result of a lack of training.

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