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40 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

US judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law.


Related Topix: Abortion

4 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Audit: Los Angeles County nursing home inspections prove lacking

Los Angeles County public health officials inappropriately closed nursing home investigations and failed to follow state guidelines on prioritizing complaints, according to an audit released this week.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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US Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard.


Related Topix: Abortion

Yeovil Express

Many people "simply do not know that children get cancer", research by a cancer charity has found.

The lack of public awareness of the "devastating" impact that childhood cancer has on families across the UK is evident in a survey by CLIC Sargent, a cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health

Bacteria offers bowel cancer clue

Working with mice, the researchers showed that fatty food shifted the composition of gut flora - the diverse population of bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract.


Related Topix: Genetics


Nearly 100 dogs seized in Houston-area bankruptcy

The Houston Chronicle reports that U.S. District Judge David Jones signed an order Friday allowing Houston Collie Rescue to remove the dogs from the home of optometrist Elaine Kmiec.


Related Topix: Optometry

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Kentucky suspends Harlan doctor over staff prescriptions

A doctor practicing at Harlan ARH Hospital has been suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure after receiving an anonymous tip he was prescribing diet pills to the nursing staff.


Related Topix: Harlan, KY, Nursing, Drug Enforcement Administration

Yeovil Express

Medical experts are urging the Government to set up a taskforce to tackle childhood obesity

The professional body representing GPs has warned that an entire generation will be "destroyed" by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks unless urgent action is taken.


Related Topix: Nursing, Life, Nutrition, Food

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Positive outlook can help people stay lively as they age

It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer, but research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature.


Related Topix: Genetics

San Bernardino County Sun

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

A woman, center, reacts as she and others celebrate on the streets outside of West Point, that have been closed in by Liberian security forces to stop all movement the past week in a attempt to control the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Biotech, Infectious Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice.


Related Topix: Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Opinion


E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity but uncertainty over possible Health Canada regulations and restrictions by other regulators are raising concerns for the industry in Canada.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Brandon Sun

Operating room black box could provide valuable feedback for surgeons

A Toronto surgeon who is working to adapt black box aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes says preliminary results are promising.


Related Topix: Surgery


Experimental drug lowers chance of heart disease death by 20 per cent

A dove flies near the logo of Novartis India Limited at their head office in Mumbai, India, April 1, 2013.


Related Topix: World News, India, Cardiology, Northwestern University


2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Smoking, Health, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Canadian team evacuated from Ebola zone home

Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Epidemiology, Germany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.


Related Topix: Pregnancy, Health


Former deputy charged in double homicide

The ALS ice bucket challenge is continuing to raise money and awareness for the deadly disease.Thursday night some Marshfield Clinic doctors got in on the fun after they were challenged by a family impacted by the disease.The Braun's lost a member of their family this year from ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Lynn Braun's father-in-law, John ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Marshfield Clinic, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Merrill, WI, Lincoln County, WI

Science Daily

New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits

The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery.


Related Topix: Genetics

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Smoking, Health