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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 09:34 PM EDT

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

These 'Zombie Cells' May Help Explain Why Your Body Ages

These 'Zombie Cells' May Help Explain Why Your Body Ages

Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 02:53 AM EDT

Jury: Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Weed Killer Cancer Case

Jury: Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Weed Killer Cancer Case

A jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday delivered...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:26 AM EDT

NJ Doctor, 'El Chapo of Opioids,' Busted on Federal Charges

NJ Doctor, 'El Chapo of Opioids,' Busted on Federal Charges

A New Jersey doctor who called himself “candy man” and “El Chapo of opioids” is accused of distributing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and falsifying medical records to cover it up, according to...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:31 AM EDT

NY Has Stunning 82% of US Measles Cases as Total Soars Again

NY Has Stunning 82% of US Measles Cases as Total Soars Again

Nearly 100 more measles cases have been reported across the nation since last week, marking a 10 percent increase in total cases as the number in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades eclipses the 800 mark,...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 07:50 AM EDT

Dog Disease That Can Be Passed to Humans Confirmed in Iowa

Dog Disease That Can Be Passed to Humans Confirmed in Iowa

Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa. The state veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Kaisand, says several cases of canine brucellosis have been confirmed at a commercial...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 09:09 AM EDT

States Seek Explicit Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams

States Seek Explicit Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams

Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries, feeling for fibroid tumors or other abnormalities. The Duke University medical student...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 03:08 AM EDT

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 03:42 PM EDT

States Bring Price Fixing Suit Against Generic Drug Makers

States Bring Price Fixing Suit Against Generic Drug Makers

Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs,...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

Ex-FDA Inspector Warns of Dangers in U.S. Meds Made Abroad

Ex-FDA Inspector Warns of Dangers in U.S. Meds Made Abroad

The notice arrived at the home of Denise Schreck, a New Jersey woman who suffers from high blood pressure, last July. Valsartan, the blood pressure medication used by Schreck and millions of other Americans, was...

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