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U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

A U.S. judge struck down parts ofa law seen as restricting abortions in Texas, saying in adecision on Friday that a provision...

Porn productions suspended after performer tests positive for HIV

A porn industry trade group hasplaced a moratorium on U.S. productions of adult sex films afterone performer received a preliminary...

Better education on breast reconstruction may be needed after cancer

When it comes to deciding tohave breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer, mostwomen are generally satisfied...

African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

Mothers who give birth in areaswith higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likelyto get breastfeeding support...

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

The U.N. Security Council must leadefforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a seniorofficial from Medecins Sans...

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

Fears of opioid abuse andaddiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer fromgetting enough pain medicine, researchers...

New test may predict worker hearing loss

Not everyone exposed to highnoise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result, and anew study suggests a simple test...

White House orders U.S. labs to take inventory of infectious agents

The White House has ordered federallyfunded labs working with infectious agents to conduct animmediate inventory of the pathogens...

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursdayrequiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" languagein their definitions...

U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

For a growing U.S. agingpopulation, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean thedifference between life and death....

UK and French police hunt for seriously ill boy taken from hospital

British and French police launched amajor hunt on Friday to find a seriously ill young boy takenfrom a hospital by his parents,...

Trimming pounds may cut health costs for diabetics

Overweight adults with diabeteswho lost weight and kept it off lowered their average annualhealth care costs by more than...

Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

In a French survey of travelersto countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the peoplewho used hand sanitizer while...

Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

Genetic studies of some of theearliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300genetic changes in the virus as it...

With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

Drinking alcohol has been tiedin the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in anew analysis of past studies,...

U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern -CDC

U.S. infant vaccination rates fordiseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased orremained stable at high levels in...

Wanted: 60 volunteers to test Ebola vaccine in middle England

Fancy testing an Ebola vaccine? It maysound scary but the scientist behind the British trial of a shotthat has so far only...

Amgen seeks U.S. approval of new cholesterol-fighting drug

Amgen Inc said on Thursday it applied to U.S.health regulators to sell its cholesterol fighter, evolocumab,becoming the first...

Calorie goals, support may help limit pregnancy weight gain

Compared to obese expectantmothers without special care, those given individualized caloriegoals and weekly group meetings...

Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

The number of deaths from drugoverdoses in New York City has steadily risen since 2010, inpart because of an apparent resurgence...

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

The Ebola epidemic in West Africacould infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agencysaid on Thursday, warning that...

Ebola vaccine from GSK fast-tracked into clinical trials

An experimental Ebola vaccinefrom GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studiesand the company plans to build...

German Green's ice bucket challenge lights up dope debate

A German Greens party leader has takenthe "ice bucket" charity challenge to a new high, standing nextto a marijuana plant...

Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

A former trainee manager at LittleCaesars pizza in California sued the company for discriminationon Wednesday, accusing the...

Santa Fe city council votes to decriminalizes marijuana

Santa Fe on Wednesday becamethe latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts ofmarijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico...

UK cancer drug fund gets extra 160 million pounds

A fund that helps patients receive cancermedicines not routinely paid for by Britain's state healthservice is to get an extra...

Fishery mislabeling could mean more mercury than buyers bargain for

That Chilean sea bass from thelocal grocery store could have twice the methylmercury that'sexpected - if it comes from a...

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Fewer than half of Saudi Arabianpatients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndromevirus to household members,...

Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

Even people at significant riskfor heart attacks and strokes can take an active role inreducing their own high blood pressure,...

Death certificates would reflect gender identity under California bill

Death certificates inCalifornia would be changed to reflect the gender identity ofpeople at the time of their death rather...

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