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Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions
Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open.
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News Image Sat, 18 May 2019 19:03:53 GMT
Dr. Gupta: If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don't turn away
On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface.
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News Image Sat, 18 May 2019 12:06:41 GMT
What it's like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi
When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was.
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News Image Sat, 18 May 2019 12:03:39 GMT
Debates over anti-abortion laws have raised common myths about abortion. These are the facts
It's not just Alabama and Georgia. More states are considering bills that would make virtually all abortions illegal at 6 weeks or less.
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News Image Sat, 18 May 2019 11:44:40 GMT
Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14
Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 15:55:12 GMT
Judge rips insurance company for 'immoral, barbaric' cancer denials
A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into a heated debate in the oncology world.
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News Image Thu, 16 May 2019 11:48:56 GMT
Planned Parenthood Southeast fielded so many questions on new abortion laws it had to open another phone line
Hundreds of women in Georgia and Alabama are calling Planned Parenthood and asking the group whether abortion is still legal in their states.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 05:25:41 GMT
How Alabama cares for life outside the womb
Alabama has enacted a bill to effectively ban abortion, with lawmakers vowing to protect life from the moment of conception. But how is the state measuring up when it comes to caring for life after birth?
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News Image Thu, 16 May 2019 14:22:22 GMT
Ruling turns up pressure for FDA to strictly regulate e-cigarettes
Some politicians and pediatricians have urged the US Food and Drug Administration to take strong, swift action on the growing use of e-cigarettes among America's youth, but the latest move comes from a federal judge who ordered the agency to speed up its review of thousands of vaping products now on the market.
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News Image Thu, 16 May 2019 18:43:44 GMT
North Carolina sues Juul, claiming deceptive marketing and targeting youth
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday that the state has filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul, claiming that its marketed its products to children and misled the public about risks associated with those products.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 20:55:08 GMT
The Met is no longer taking money from the Sackler family, makers of OxyContin
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it no longer will take donations from the Sackler family, principal owner of Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 23:21:21 GMT
Jurors punish Monsanto with a record $2 billion verdict over Roundup weedkiller. But the story's not over
A jury said Roundup gave a California couple cancer. So it gave them the largest award of any personal injury case this year and the 8th biggest in US history.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 04:35:51 GMT
Sugary drink sales plummeted in Philadelphia after soda tax
Implementing a sales tax may help get Americans to stop drinking sugary drinks, if a new study about Philadelphia soda consumption is any indication.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 15:48:41 GMT
FDA can't regulate death penalty drugs, Justice Department says
The Food and Drug Administration does not have jurisdiction over death penalty drugs, the Justice Department said in an opinion.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 09:01:05 GMT
Ohio town worries about safety after radioactive contamination is found at middle school
Are we safe? That's the concern that's been in the back of neighbors' minds when they look at the looming Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Pike County, Ohio, Jennifer Chandler said.
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News Image Tue, 14 May 2019 16:37:55 GMT
More than 800 cases of measles in US, with NY outbreak continuing to lead
The number of measles cases in the US is now at 839 for the year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly measles update.
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News Image Mon, 13 May 2019 23:16:59 GMT
Turkey's whirling dervish guide to coping with pain and a broken heart
Images of Turkey are exotically beautiful to many people: Vibrant poppy fields, multispired mosques and of course the mystical whirling dervishes. Though the twirling figures in white appear mysterious, the origin of the dervish ceremony lies in an experience familiar to most of us: love and loss.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 08:37:16 GMT
Over-processed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day, causing weight gain
Less expensive, easier to prepare ultra-processed foods can make you fat, a new study says.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 17:29:07 GMT
Protecting your skin from the inside out
As cloudy skies start to turn sunnier, you might be checking your stash of sunscreen. But you may also want to see what's in your kitchen, as some foods can help keep your skin youthful and healthy.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 08:28:52 GMT
Actresses Milla Jovovich and Jameela Jamil share their abortion stories to decry Georgia law
Milla Jovovich is the latest actress to reveal that she had an abortion, while criticizing abortion bills in Georgia and other states.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 22:51:45 GMT
Majority of sunscreens tested would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report says
Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group announced Wednesday.
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News Image Wed, 15 May 2019 16:11:11 GMT
Pennsylvania attorney general sues Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says Purdue Pharma is responsible for an opioid epidemic that has ravaged the state. On Tuesday, he announced that he had sued the pharmaceutical giant over it.
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News Image Tue, 14 May 2019 22:53:06 GMT
Hip fractures are deadly for many seniors
A hip fracture dramatically increases an older person's risk of death. One in three adults 50 and over dies within 12 months of suffering a hip fracture.
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News Image Mon, 13 May 2019 21:17:32 GMT
These common health problems could be early signs of Parkinson's
Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson's disease suggest that these might be the early signs of changes in the brain that mean you are at greater risk of developing Parkinson's.
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News Image Tue, 14 May 2019 07:33:30 GMT
Low-dose aspirin linked to bleeding in the skull, new report says
Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report.
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News Image Mon, 13 May 2019 19:24:34 GMT
He pioneered the Human Genome Project. Now his greatest challenge is curing his own son
Multiple times a day, every day, Ron Davis sits with his head bowed, waiting outside his son's bedroom for a subtle signal that it's all right to come in.
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News Image Mon, 13 May 2019 15:02:32 GMT
It's not just soda: Drinking too much fruit juice (or any sugary drink) linked to premature death risk
Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages -- and even 100% natural fruit juices -- to an increased risk of early death.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 18:54:34 GMT
She learned to fly a plane with just her feet. Now, Jessica Cox is inspiring women in aviation around the world
It's natural for pilot Jessica Cox to place her right foot on the yoke and her left foot on the throttle right before she's cleared for takeoff.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 18:41:15 GMT
LED lights damage eyes and disturb sleep, European health authority warns
The blue light in LED lighting that is increasingly used in our homes can damage the eye's retina while disturbing our biological and sleep rhythms, a French health authority warned in a new report.
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News Image Thu, 16 May 2019 15:47:59 GMT
British people get drunk more often than anyone else, says survey
British people get drunk more than any other nationality, according to a new global survey.
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News Image Fri, 17 May 2019 03:21:43 GMT
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