Health News
Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing5/22/2019 1:32:45 PM More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.Maine becomes 25th U.S. state caught up in measles outbreak5/22/2019 1:19:35 PM Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state's first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease.Canopy Growth pushes into Cannabis beauty and wellness with This Works buy5/22/2019 12:42:26 PM Canopy Growth Corp said on Wednesday it would buy skincare company This Works for C$73.8 million ($55.2 million), adding beauty and sleep products to the Canadian weed producer's portfolio of cannabis oil, hemp and medical capsules.Regenerative medicine firm CollPlant launches Israel R&D center5/22/2019 12:40:49 PM CollPlant, which makes products for tissue repair and organ manufacturing from its recombinant human collagen, has launched a new research and development center in Israel.Senator Gillibrand wants insurance to pay for fertility treatments5/22/2019 11:08:06 AM U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday proposed requiring insurance companies to cover expensive fertility treatments, part of a "Family Bill of Rights" that would also help with adoption and medical care.Democrat O'Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls5/22/2019 4:17:27 AM Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward5/22/2019 2:18:03 AM Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states.U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers5/22/2019 1:44:59 AM Two dozen U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds.More evidence welding fumes raise lung cancer risk5/21/2019 9:45:17 PM - Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos.Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls5/21/2019 9:06:04 PM - Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows.Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms5/21/2019 8:46:25 PM - Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of birth control, a U.S. study suggests.Improved air quality tied to fewer new childhood asthma cases5/21/2019 5:23:44 PM - Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved air quality.Mallinckrodt sues U.S. health agencies, sees 10% hit to Acthar gel sales5/21/2019 4:37:55 PM Mallinckrodt Plc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and forecast an about 10% hit to annual net sales of Acthar gel following changes to Medicaid rebate calculations, sending its shares plunging as much as 34% on Tuesday.U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases5/21/2019 3:49:55 PM 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.Vaccine doubts spread like disease, must be taken offline: vaccine chief5/21/2019 3:30:34 PM Doubts about vaccines have spread across social media like a disease and false information that "kills people" should be taken down by the companies running digital platforms, the head of global vaccine alliance Gavi said on Tuesday.U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office5/21/2019 3:13:22 PM The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life.Polish sextuplets surprise parents and doctors expecting five5/21/2019 2:51:55 PM Poland's first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies.French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient5/21/2019 12:30:16 PM A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man's life support against his parents' will.Array BioPharma's colorectal cancer combo treatment meets main goals5/21/2019 12:13:33 PM Array BioPharma Inc's cocktail of three therapies helped patients with a type of colorectal cancer live longer than those on standard treatment, according to interim results of a late-stage study on Tuesday.Dengue fever numbers soar on La Reunion: WHO5/21/2019 10:29:25 AM Tens of thousands of people are thought to have caught dengue fever in an unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease on the French overseas territory of La Reunion, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.