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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 1:12pm

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. .... <view entire article>

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 4:40pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life." .... <view entire article>

CDC's flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 8:26pm

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday. .... <view entire article>

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 1:54pm

(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. .... <view entire article>

Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 4:20pm

(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests. .... <view entire article>

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 1:39pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years. .... <view entire article>

Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 2:08pm

(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 9:39am

(Reuters Health) - A self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program combined with relaxation techniques can ease working women's menopausal symptoms, according to a British study. .... <view entire article>

U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 6:03am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump. .... <view entire article>

Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 11:15am

(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows. .... <view entire article>

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