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U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. Learn More

 

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Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study

(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded. More »

 

U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives

(Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests. More »

 

Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening

(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend. More »

 

Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home

(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests. More »

 

Benefits of statins far outweigh risks

(Reuters Health) - - The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association. More »

 

Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

(Reuters) - An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract. More »

 

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. More »

 

Gilead Sciences snares Roche veteran O'Day as CEO

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday named Roche Holding AG's Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive, tapping an industry veteran to fill a management vacuum. More »

 

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

(Reuters) - Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. More »

 

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