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Britain's Duchess Kate designs woodland garden at Chelsea Flower Show
19 May 2019 at 10:10pm
Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has designed a show garden at London's Chelsea Flower Show, featuring a woodland wilderness that highlights the benefits the natural world can bring to the mental and physical wellbeing of children and adults alike.
Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill
17 May 2019 at 5:20pm
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.
Too much screen time tied to school problems even in little kids
17 May 2019 at 1:53pm
(Reuters Health) - Kindergarteners who get more than two hours of screen time a day may be more likely to have behavior and attention problems in school than their classmates who spend less time in front of televisions, smartphones and tablets, a Canadian study suggests.
Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes
17 May 2019 at 1:01pm
(Reuters Health) - Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don't quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests.
U.S. FDA labels J&J surgical staplers' recall as severest
17 May 2019 at 9:37am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of risks of serious injury or death from surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit, labeling a recent recall of the device as its most serious.
Sunday is 'Hepatitis Testing Day'
17 May 2019 at 9:09am
Millions of people in the U.S. have chronic viral hepatitis, most without knowing it, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups have designated May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day.
More U.S. mothers diagnosed with depression at childbirth
17 May 2019 at 9:01am
Growing numbers of new mothers are being diagnosed with depression before they leave the hospital with their newborns, according to a U.S. study that suggests screening women at childbirth could help get treatment for those who need it.
AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall
17 May 2019 at 6:19am
AbbVie Inc said on Friday it has halted enrollment of patients in all ongoing studies testing its brain cancer treatment after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial.
Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat
17 May 2019 at 4:01am
At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat.
Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law
17 May 2019 at 1:49am
A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama.
GSK and Novartis liniment marketing misled Australian consumers: court
16 May 2019 at 11:02pm
The Australian subsidiaries of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss drugmaker Novartis misled customers and broke the law by promoting identical liniments as though they could treat specific ills, an Australian court found on Friday.
Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles
16 May 2019 at 7:12pm
Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk.
Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks
16 May 2019 at 5:37pm
Missouri's Senate passed a bill on Thursday to ban abortions eight weeks after conception, except for medical emergencies, the latest attempt in a Republican-controlled state legislature to restrict the rights of women to terminate their pregnancies.
Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law
16 May 2019 at 3:42pm
Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.
Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good
16 May 2019 at 1:37pm
(Reuters Health) - Charcoal toothpaste may be having a moment as a go-to brightening and whitening tool, but some dentists say these products might actually damage tooth enamel and make cavities more likely.