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Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill to revoke licenses of abortion doctors

a shared story    2 days 8 hours 48 minutes ago
An Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion may soon head to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved. In the Republican-dominated legislature, the...(more) 

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Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 3 -- Doc Appointments, You Are Your Own Best Advocate

a shared story    2 days 9 hours 48 minutes ago
"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the facts of the disease and the story of a driven, high-achieving business woman who wouldn't take no for an answer. I've chronicled eight years...(more) 

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Study of Liberia Ebola flare-up shows need for longer vigilance

a shared story    2 days 10 hours 48 minutes ago
By Kate Kelland LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - A study of a cluster of Ebola cases that appeared in Liberia last year, months after the country was declared Ebola-free, has found that the virus re-emerged after lying dormant in a female survivor. The results suggest Liberia...(more) 

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Colombia's illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

a shared story    2 days 11 hours 48 minutes ago
Colombia's widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions -- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Critics point to stagnant water buildups at the clandestine sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers' camps for...(more) 

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The Double Vision of Blind Faith

a shared story    2 days 12 hours 48 minutes ago
Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead to the desired goal.Many people act as if they don't believe (or accept) that exercise and a balanced diet lead...(more) 

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No need to fast before cholesterol check

a shared story    2 days 13 hours 48 minutes ago
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Most people don't need to fast overnight before getting their blood drawn for a cholesterol test, according to a group of experts. Cholesterol test results obtained one to six hours after a meal were not significantly different from results...(more) 

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Dole under U.S. probe after deadly Listeria outbreak

a shared story    2 days 14 hours 48 minutes ago
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dole Food Co Inc [DFCI.UL] said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole, the world's largest fruit and vegetable...(more) 

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Actor Woody Harrelson's application to open pot business in Hawaii fails

a shared story    2 days 15 hours 48 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson's bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii was rejected on Friday, as the state approved eight of more than 60 applicants, officials said. Harrelson, who is best known for his roles in the film "White Men Can't Jump"...(more) 

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Colombia Confirms More Birth Defects Linked to Zika

a shared story    2 days 16 hours 48 minutes ago
Both mothers had the Zika virus during pregnancy, but Colombian health officials said overall cases of the mosquito-borne virus were decreasing there. 

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U.S. jury finds Immunosyn ex-CEO Ferrone guilty of fraud

a shared story    2 days 17 hours 48 minutes ago
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2011 had charged California-based Immunosyn with misleading investors about the regulatory status of the company's sole product, a drug derived from goat blood called SF-1019, that was intended to treat a variety of ailments. “We are pleased with the...(more) 

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'West Wing' actress gives White House press briefing

a shared story    2 days 18 hours 48 minutes ago
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a few moments at the White House on Friday, "The West Wing" TV series came back to life as actress Allison Janney who played fictional White House spokeswoman CJ Cregg took the podium at the daily press briefing. Janney's...(more) 

First drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients approved

a shared story    2 days 19 hours 48 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.... 

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