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OKLAHOMA CITY An Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion has headed to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved.
CHICAGO U.S. health and safety officials issued new guidelines on Friday to help protect workers from exposure to Zika, a mosquito-borne and sexually-transmitted virus that causes the birth defect microcephaly and other neurological disorders.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed a ban on electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) that are used to curb individuals from engaging in self-injurious or aggressive behavior, saying they pose an "unreasonable and substantial" risk to public health.
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's muscle wasting drug got a new lease of life on Friday after staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made it necessary that an independent panel of experts on Monday make a concrete recommendation on whether the drug should be approved or not.
The top U.S. consumer product safety regulator is reviewing whether to recall widely sold toy jewelry-making kits after a New York state probe determined that the products contain dangerously high levels of lead.
(Reuters Health) - Chronic conditions appear to be causing a poorer quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, according to a new study.
(Reuters Health) - People taking common heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are at increased risk of new and severe kidney disease, according to a U.S. study.
(Reuters Health) - One reason being sedentary is so bad for health may be that it promotes “hardening” of the arteries with calcified deposits, a new U.S. study suggests.
NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court said on Friday it will hear petitions filed by the $11 billion tobacco industry against the government's stringent package warning rules next week, when it will also review other similar cases filed in recent years.