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Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk

Smoking during pregnancy hasbeen linked to a higher chance of the child havingattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

A patient who contracted a rarebacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospitaldied last week, bringing the...

U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty

A U.S. Senate committee voted onTuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people withdisabilities from discrimination,...

Cartoonist Roz Chast takes on eldercare

Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous forher deceptively simple drawings in The New Yorker magazine, isnow touching a chord with the...

U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law

Two federal judicial panels onTuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the governmentsubsidizes premiums through President...

Pregnancy doesn't drive women doctors out of surgical training

A new study disputes a commonstereotype that women who become pregnant during surgicaltraining often drop out of those training...

Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

Women who exercise regularlyafter menopause tend to maintain their physical strength andmental acuity longer than those who...

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two inIraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk ofthe virus spreading...

Schizophrenia has many genetic links, study says

Over 100 locations on the humangenome may play a role in a person's risk of developingschizophrenia, according to a new study....

Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

A German court ruled on Tuesday that somepeople suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivatetheir own cannabis...

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

The dwindlingnumbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion ofmillions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions",...

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death: Xinhua

China has sealed off parts of itsnorthwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonicplague last week, state media...

U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

A federal judge has thrown out a U.S.Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama'shealthcare law that grants...

Britain plans new measures to prevent female genital mutilation

Britain is to make it compulsory forteachers and health workers to report cases of female genitalmutilation (FGM), Prime...

India to probe corruption in healthcare after TV sting

India has ordered an investigationinto doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacksfor referring patients for...

MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found genefragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)virus in air from a barn housing...

U.S. judge tosses FDA panel report on menthol cigarettes

A federal judge ruled on Monday infavor of two tobacco companies that challenged a 2011 U.S. Foodand Drug Administration...

Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

An upstart U.S. food technology companyhas developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms toreduce bitterness in...

U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of birdflu was cross-contaminated...

UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk

Almost 200,000 womenand girls living in England and Wales have undergone femalegenital mutilation (FGM) or are at risk of...

Doctors can help human trafficking victims: reports

Healthcare professionals canplay a role in addressing human trafficking and sexualexploitation, according to two new reports....

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor

Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by adoctor during gynecological...

Probiotics might help lower blood pressure

Regularly consuming probiotics,or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, mayhelp control blood pressure, according...

Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study

Women with anxiety disorders maybe more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests anew German study. Researchers...

"Bad" laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

After Uganda passeda law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, DaisyNakato got a visit from the police. The country's...

Poland to challenge EU ban on menthol cigarettes

Poland will appeal to Europe's top courtover a European Union ban on flavored tobacco products, sayingit will be unfairly...

AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane downing

Delegates at aglobal AIDS conference vowed on Saturday to renew efforts to endthe deadly disease in honor of the commitment...

Hoopsters put circus-inspired spin on cardio workout

It has been a circus prop, a toy and a1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as aworkout tool that fitness...

Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ Reynolds

A Florida jury has awarded thewidow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years agorecord punitive damages of more...

Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola

Religious leaders in Sierra Leonecriticized the government's handling of an Ebola outbreak thathas killed 194 people in the...

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