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Friday, May 31, 2019 at 09:07 AM EDT

Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 05:34 PM EDT

Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking...

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 06:21 AM EDT

NJ Sues Sackler Family Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

NJ Sues Sackler Family Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

New Jersey is suing eight members of the family that founded opioid drug maker Purdue Pharma over the lethal toll of the drugs. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the suit Thursday. He says the Sackler...

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 04:43 PM EDT

After Marine Son's Suicide, Fla. Woman Turns Grief Into Action for Struggling Vets

After Marine Son's Suicide, Fla. Woman Turns Grief Into Action for Struggling Vets

When a South Florida mother lost her Marine son to suicide six years ago, she made it her life's mission to help other veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and in the process, has taken on the...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 07:21 PM EDT

Louisiana Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Louisiana Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed an abortion ban on a 79-23 vote Wednesday that would prohibit women from terminating a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, NBC News reports....

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 01:46 PM EDT

Workplace 'Burnout' Recognized as Occupational Phenomenon

Workplace 'Burnout' Recognized as Occupational Phenomenon

If you often feel exhausted or mentally distant at work, the World Health Organization may have a diagnosis for you: Burnout. For the first time, the WHO has officially classified workplace burnout as an...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 03:07 AM EDT

Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules

Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules

The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. At the same time, the...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 01:42 PM EDT

Last Abortion Clinic in Missouri Expects to Be Shuttered This Week

Last Abortion Clinic in Missouri Expects to Be Shuttered This Week

Legal abortion may soon effectively end in Missouri as its last remaining abortion clinic expects to be shut down this week, NBC News reported. The state health department "is refusing to renew" a license to...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

Health Paradox: New US Diabetes Cases Fall as Obesity Rises

Health Paradox: New US Diabetes Cases Fall as Obesity Rises

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 08:48 PM EDT

Oklahoma Attorney Blames Corporate Greed for Opioid Crisis

Oklahoma Attorney Blames Corporate Greed for Opioid Crisis

Corporate greed is responsible for an opioid crisis that has cost Oklahoma thousands of lives and will take billions of dollars to repair, the state's attorney general told a judge Tuesday at the start of the...

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