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Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open

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As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open. The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case in...(more) 

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Minnesota Gov. Dayton proposes paid family leave for state workers

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If the legislature approves, Minnesota would join California, New Jersey and Rhode Island in having paid family leave, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. All 35,000 Minnesota state employees would be eligible for the benefit, which would amount to an average of $6,200 in...(more) 

U.S. has room to fight any future downturn with spending: Furman

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's top economic adviser, Jason Furman, said on Tuesday that the United States has ample capacity to boost spending to cushion any future economic downturn. Furman, at a news conference on President Barack Obama's final budget proposal, said that gross domestic...(more) 

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Olympic medals prospect Kenya causes stir in weighing Zika and Rio

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By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya, with its stellar medal prospects for the Rio Games, caused a stir on Tuesday when the head of its Olympics committee said the team might withdraw because of Zika, but officials said later it was too soon to decide...(more) 

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Preventable injury deaths shorten U.S. life expectancy

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - About half of the difference in life expectancy between the U.S. and other high-income countries like Austria and the U.K. is due to injuries sustained from guns, drug poisonings and motor vehicle crashes, according to a new study. As of...(more) 

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WHO cautions against linking Zika virus with rare nerve disorder

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged caution about linking the Zika virus with a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre which health officials in Colombia have blamed for three deaths. "Yes, we have seen cases of death from Guillain-Barre syndrome, three have been reported. Colombia...(more) 

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Zika mosquitoes not guaranteed to lie low for Rio Olympics

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By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Alarmed by the growing global scare about the spread of the Zika virus, Brazilian officials and Olympic organizers are telling would-be visitors to the Games to fear not. The month of August, when Rio de Janeiro will host...(more) 

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FDA staff backs biosimilar to Remicade; J&J and AbbVie fall

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(This version of the story corrects that Zarzio is a version of Amgen's Neupogen, not Neulasta, and that Zarzio was priced at a discount to Neupogen, not Neulasta, in final two paragraphs) By Ransdell Pierson (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff members on Friday...(more) 

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Golfers say Zika virus will not put them off their stroke at Rio Games

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By Mark Lamport-Stokes and Matt Smith LOS ANGELES/DUBAI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Leading male golfers say they will not allow fears about the Zika virus keep them away from Brazil when their sport returns to the Olympics after an absence of more than a century. The...(more) 

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Factbox: Impact of Zika virus on Olympic preparations

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(Reuters) - Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out more about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil as they make plans for August's Rio Olympics. Below are the latest announcements: AUSTRALIA Australia's Olympic Committee said no athletes have indicated they...(more) 

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Battle to place heroin crisis at heart of US election

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New Hampshire may conjure up images of pristine winter skiing, crystal-clear lakes and summer hiking, but scratch the surface and there is a deadly war at the heart of the US presidential campaign. Across New Hampshire there were around 450 overdose deaths in 2015, up from...(more) 

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California 'shaken baby' case in vanguard of new legal challenges

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After 17 years in prison for an infant's death at her San Diego daycare center, Suzanne Johnson is in the forefront of legal challenges to "shaken baby syndrome" as courts catch up with medical advances in understanding the mechanisms of childhood brain trauma. Appeals such as...(more) 

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