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U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers5/22/2019 2:47:59 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 risk5/22/2019 2:15:17 AM - 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.Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward5/22/2019 2:03:28 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.Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls5/22/2019 1:36:04 AM - 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 condoms5/22/2019 1:16:25 AM - 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 9:53:44 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 9:07:55 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 8:19:55 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 8:00:34 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 7:43:22 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 7:21:55 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 5:00:16 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 4:43:33 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 2:59:25 PM 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.Merck's Keytruda fails as monotherapy in breast cancer study5/21/2019 2:16:35 AM Merck & Co Inc said on Monday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study testing the drug as a standalone treatment in patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer.Relying on homemade, natural sunscreens might get you burned5/21/2019 2:12:23 AM - Homemade sunscreens on Pinterest may look pretty and smell even prettier, but most of them won't shield you from sunburn or skin cancer, new research shows.Until broadband access improves, telemedicine won't help rural communities5/21/2019 1:44:03 AM - Telemedicine has been touted as a solution to the dearth of doctors in rural America. But the same places where residents must drive many miles to see a physician often also have limited broadband access, a new study suggests.Teen drivers with ADHD have higher crash rates even with graduated licenses5/21/2019 1:32:12 AM - New teen drivers with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to crash their cars than adolescents who don't have ADHD - especially right after they get their license, a new study suggests.'Center of Excellence' may not mean fewer deaths or readmissions5/21/2019 12:23:54 AM - Select hospitals designated as "Centers of Excellence" by major U.S. health plans may not necessarily have lower death rates or fewer repeat admissions than other hospitals, a study of heart patients suggests.Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits5/20/2019 10:47:25 PM The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court decision that had revived the litigation.