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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
19 Jan 2018 at 12:12pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
19 Jan 2018 at 1:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."
Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic
19 Jan 2018 at 12:54pm
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.
Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
19 Jan 2018 at 12:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.
Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus
19 Jan 2018 at 1:08pm
(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.
Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work
19 Jan 2018 at 8:39am
(Reuters Health) - A self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program combined with relaxation techniques can ease working women?s menopausal symptoms, according to a British study.
U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'
19 Jan 2018 at 5:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.
Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria
19 Jan 2018 at 10:15am
(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.
China births drop 3.5 percent in 2017 - China Daily
18 Jan 2018 at 4:51pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Births in mainland China fell by 3.5 percent to 17.23 million last year, the China Daily reported on Friday, citing figures from the country's statistics bureau.
FDA plans more restrictive policy for bulk drug compounding
18 Jan 2018 at 2:45pm
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it is preparing a new, more restrictive policy targeting what drugs compounding pharmacies can produce that do not go through the agency's approval process.