Women taking Yaz birth control pills two or three times more likely to get blood clots

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The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing Yaz, the oral contraception made by Bayer, after the product was said to make women two or three times more likely to have blood clots in reports from the British Medical Journal. Bayer faces 7,000 lawsuits from users of Yaz. (Strollerderby)

There are apps to meet all of your road trip needs. Here are a list of the best ones for finding local rest stops, places to buy food and recreational activities for kids. (McClatchy-Tribune News Service via The Kansas City Star)

How can you keep kids interested in reading throughout the summer? Vary their reading materials and give them a quiet place to read are two recommendations from literary specialist Venus Ernst. Read more of Ernst’s suggestions for turning your child into a bookworm. (The Daily Herald)

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