Health

EPA bans consumer sales of paint stripper linked to deaths

Mar 15, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product

Indiana moves to expanding religious objection to abortion

Mar 15, 2019

Indiana lawmakers are moving closer to expanding the state's conscience-protection statute to allow nurses, physician assistants andpharmacists to object on religious or other grounds to having any role in an abortion

7 more charged with state benefits drug prescription scheme

Mar 15, 2019

Authorities say a police officer and three firefighters are among seven people recently charged in a $50 million prescription drug scheme that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas

25 nurses cited over high doses for patients who died

Mar 14, 2019

Ohio officials are pursuing potential discipline against 25 nurses accused of failing to question an intensive-care doctor's orders for excessive doses of painkillers given to dozens of hospital patients who then died

The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate

Mar 14, 2019

Scientists report that the way most of us speak today has been shaped in part by what our ancestors ate.

California jury awards $29M in baby powder cancer case

Mar 14, 2019

A California jury has awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed her terminal cancer was caused by Johnson & Johnson baby powder

Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

Mar 14, 2019

Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah have sent their governors legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy

Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

Mar 13, 2019

Kentucky's Republican-led legislature passes a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus

States weigh bans on shackling jailed moms during childbirth

Mar 13, 2019

Utah and at least three other states are weighing bans on shackling incarcerated women during childbirth, a practice that inmate advocates say is dangerous and inhumane but was once shockingly common

US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

Mar 13, 2019

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online

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