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U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue major abortion ruling

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Monday to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdrop of unremitting divisions among Americans on the issue and a decades-long decline in the rate at which women terminate pregnancies....(more) 



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Researchers pinpoint best meds to treat migraine in the ED

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By Marilynn Larkin New guidelines for doctors will help them treat migraine headaches that are severe enough to bring patients to the emergency department. According to the guidelines, emergency physicians should avoid injecting migraine patients with morphine or morphine-like drugs, known as opioids. Instead, they should...(more) 



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Racially biased cancer doctors spend less time with black patients

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By Kathryn Doyle Racial bias on the part of a doctor can lead to poor communication and medical treatment for black cancer patients, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers who analyzed video-recorded discussions between oncologists and African-American patients found that biased doctors spent less time with patients,...(more) 




Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients.... 




Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, an indication that women may be choosing to end pregnancies rather than risk birth defects stemming from a Zika virus outbreak.......(more) 



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Weight loss surgery helps keep pounds off 10 years later

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By Linda Thrasybule Ten years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, patients in a recent study had managed to keep off much of the weight they’d lost. Mehaffey, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, told Reuters Health by phone, “It’s not just that people are losing...(more) 



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Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign

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Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic. "If a person does not protect him or herself, it's because of a lack of information," Valerie...(more) 




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