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More News to Jeer: Fertility clinics in the United Kingdom are charging women who want to have children three times the actual cost of their treatment, The Independent reported Dec. 26. The accusation comes from the fertility pioneer Lord Robert Winston, who is attacking the high cost of fertility treatment and the unfettered use of expensive, unproven tests by private clinics. An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, but who had her sentence reduced to a 10-year jail term, could be hanged for her alleged involvement in her husband's death, Bikya Masr reported Dec. 25. Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, 43, was found guilty of adultery in 2006. International rights groups and activists lashed out at Iran over the case, and the storm of international protests led to the removal of the death by stoning sentence. Noted: Israel has opened a special hotline to provide medical advice after it was believed that breast implants made by the defunct company Poly Implant Prostheses could be linked to an increased cancer risk, The Daily Mail reported Dec. 26. It is estimated that 850 women in Israel have these implants, some of the cheapest available, representing 5 percent of the total number who have undergone the cosmetic procedure. Black women are enlisting in the military at far higher rates than are white or Hispanic women, St Louis Today reported Dec. 25. Black women now represent nearly a third of all the women in the U.S. armed forces, a study by the Pew Research Center has found. Would you like to Comment but not sure how? Visit our help page at

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