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By Marcin Goettig WARSAW (Reuters) - Hundreds of women marched again in Polish cities on Monday to oppose proposals for tight restrictions on abortion after earlier protests effectively scuttled a near-total ban on terminating pregnancies. Television reports showed hundreds of women dressed in black protesting on the streets of major Polish cities including Katowice, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw and Bialystok. The renewed protest was organized by a group called The Nationwide Women's Strike and was aimed at the PiS government and its close ally, the influential Roman Catholic Church.
Doctors have long warned women that getting pregnant later in life can raise the risk of stroke, but a study Monday suggested that actually, only young women face this increasing risk. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology compared stroke rates among pregnant and non-pregnant women of different age groups. Previous studies have focused on the rate of stroke among pregnant women of different ages -- finding stroke is more common among older women -- but have not included a non-pregnant, aged-matched control group for comparison.
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week, but they faced questions over a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing 13 people.