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Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul's Twitter following - study..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 9:52am

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter last year were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according to a study published on Monday. .... <view entire article>

Doctors end life support for French patient in landmark right-to-die case..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 9:36am

Doctors stopped giving food and water to French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert on Monday, lawyers said, renewing a fierce debate over the right to die that has split his family and country. .... <view entire article>

Little Caesars to use Impossible Foods' meatless sausages in pizzas..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 9:08am

Little Caesars will use meatless sausages made by Impossible Foods in some of its pizzas, making it the latest food chain to tap into growing demand for plant-based alternatives to meat. .... <view entire article>

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 8:54am

Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. .... <view entire article>

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against Merck on Fosamax osteoporosis drug..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 8:37am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Merck & Co - at least for now - by throwing out a lower court ruling that had revived hundreds of lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax. .... <view entire article>

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 8:31am

The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people. .... <view entire article>

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 6:52am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely. .... <view entire article>

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea Flower Show..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 6:07am

Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show. .... <view entire article>

Israel's MyHeritage expands DNA testing to health..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 6:02am

Israel's MyHeritage, a service for family history and DNA testing, said on Monday it was launching a test that provides comprehensive health reports to consumers. .... <view entire article>

South Africa's Aspen sells Australian prescription portfolio to Mylan..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 2:09am

Aspen Pharmacare said on Monday that Mylan NV had exercised an option to buy the South African drugmaker's portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia for 188 million Australian dollars ($130 million). .... <view entire article>

Investors keep food firms on warning over antibiotics..

Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 12:03am

An investor group managing some $5 trillion said it was pleased with the steps taken by fast-food companies to cut the use of antibiotics in their products and will continue to monitor firms as its three-year-long engagement comes to an end. .... <view entire article>

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 5:20pm

Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. .... <view entire article>

Too much screen time tied to school problems even in little kids..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 1:53pm

(Reuters Health) - Kindergarteners who get more than two hours of screen time a day may be more likely to have behavior and attention problems in school than their classmates who spend less time in front of televisions, smartphones and tablets, a Canadian study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 1:01pm

(Reuters Health) - Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don't quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests. .... <view entire article>

U.S. FDA labels J&J surgical staplers' recall as severest..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 9:37am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of risks of serious injury or death from surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit, labeling a recent recall of the device as its most serious. .... <view entire article>

Sunday is 'Hepatitis Testing Day'..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 9:09am

Millions of people in the U.S. have chronic viral hepatitis, most without knowing it, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups have designated May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day. .... <view entire article>

More U.S. mothers diagnosed with depression at childbirth..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 9:01am

Growing numbers of new mothers are being diagnosed with depression before they leave the hospital with their newborns, according to a U.S. study that suggests screening women at childbirth could help get treatment for those who need it. .... <view entire article>

AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 6:19am

AbbVie Inc said on Friday it has halted enrollment of patients in all ongoing studies testing its brain cancer treatment after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial. .... <view entire article>

Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 4:01am

At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat. .... <view entire article>

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 1:49am

A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama. .... <view entire article>

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