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Health Highlights: May 9, 2023​

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

FDA experts meet to consider first over-the-counter birth control product. If approved, Opill, a daily progestin-only birth control pill, would become the first pill sold without a prescription in the United States. Opill was approved by the FDA in 1973. Read more

Psychologists' group issues first guidelines for kids' use of social media. The American Psychological Association says training in the use of TikTok, Snapchat and other platforms is needed -- just as training is essential before driving a car. Read more

Should all U.S. newborns undergo genomic testing? A national survey of experts in rare diseases found the vast majority now support DNA sequencing in healthy newborns. Read more

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