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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...

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...

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...

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

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

Calorie goals, support may help limit pregnancy weight gain

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

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...

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...

Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

People who work night shifts, orconstantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2diabetes compared to non-shift...

Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid paysdoctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiariesare more likely to be screened...

After men, lesbians report the most orgasms during sex

Single lesbians report havingorgasms more often than heterosexual women but both gay andstraight men still come out on top...

California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits

Amid ongoing efforts to address a backlog ofunanalyzed rape kits that go untested throughout the country,California lawmakers...

U.S. to propose birth control exception for religious companies -source

The Obama administration will ensure access tobirth control coverage for employees of closely-held companiesthat object to...

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammogramsproduce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosedwith breast cancer years later,...

Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

A one-size-fits-all approach toweight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance usersand older people out of the operating...

For older women, working out may keep heart rates regular

Physically active older womenare less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, the mostcommon form of irregular heartbeat,...

California law aims to protect rights of sperm donors, surrogates

A bill aimed at protectingthe parental and adoptive rights of non-traditional families inCalifornia was sent to Governor...

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin tocall for a change to Ireland's abortion laws on Wednesday aftera rape victim said...

California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

California lawmakers sent abill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in Californiaprisons to Governor Jerry Brown on...

Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

People who walk, bike or takepublic transportation to work tend to be thinner than those whoride in their own cars, according...

Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking

Less than a third of teens saytheir doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, accordingto a new study. "Given that tobacco...

Preventable hospital deaths after urological surgery rising: study

As more urological surgeries areperformed outside hospitals, deaths from preventablecomplications among men and women getting...

Tech investor gets five towns to join social-health experiment

Technology investor Esther Dysonthinks she has found the answer to America's growing healthconcerns, and has enlisted five...

Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

Despite potential risks andlimited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancerstoward the end of their lives,...

NSAIDs tied to reduced breast cancer recurrence among obese

In overweight women, aspirin orother drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breastcancers more treatable, researchers...

NYC council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness

The speaker of the New York CityCouncil, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced at the weekend thatshe has a "high-risk" form of...

Belgian infant contracts HIV via breast milk

In 2012, a one-year-old boy inBelgium acquired HIV through his mother's breast milk, a rarebut not impossible form of transmission...

Extra mastectomy may not extend life for some breast cancer patients

For some women with early stagebreast cancer, removing the healthy breast likely doesn't affordmuch of a survival benefit,...

Even dentists differ on the best tooth-brushing method

What's the best way to brushyour teeth? Dentists disagree, and no one can say for sure,according to a new study. "There's...

Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

For preemies, the combination ofhearing mother's voice softly singing while being held againsther skin can have a number...

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