Nebraska lawmakers vote April 9 to ban abortion beyond 20 weeks after conception. The law is part of a national trend of state laws restricting abortion.
June 30, 2010 More than a dozen new laws have passed this year restricting abortion. In many states, the terms of the debate have changed to the fetus itself -- with requirements for ultrasounds or restrictions based on "fetal pain." Several of the new laws will face challenges in court.
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Keep those tainted treats away from me.
June 30, 2010 Recalls of dog food and vitamins this month show that salmonella contamination isn't just a problem for people.
June 30, 2010 Kagan says a veggie law would be dumb, Coburn says health law is, too, but not in so many words.
Light rail commuters like these in Charlotte, N.C., lost weight by taking the train.
June 30, 2010 Taking the train to work more than once a week helped North Carolina commuters lose more than six pounds per person.
Switch off the power for happiness.
June 29, 2010 Researchers say people over 65 watch three times more TV than younger adults. Yet older people enjoy their viewing far less.
The box liners of Froot Loops and other sweet Kellogg's cereals may make some people sick.
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June 29, 2010 Kellogg's prepared breakfast items have attracted the government's notice at least three times this year.
June 29, 2010 A government public health committee voted to uphold the FDA ban, which bars any man who's had sex with another man since 1977 from donating. The restriction was imposed in 1983 when there were no reliable tests for screening blood for HIV.
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Schools could play a role in fighting childhood obesity.
June 29, 2010 Fewer middle school students were obese after three years at schools that emphasized exercise and nutrition compared with those that did nothing special.
A few too many part-time workers could make the Trolley Care Diner in Philadelphia subject to health care penalties.
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June 29, 2010 Small businesses that employ many part-time workers could inadvertently hit a threshold that requires they offer health coverage or paying a big penalty.
June 29, 2010 The move toward local and organic food is spreading to an area not commonly associated with freshness, or even flavor: hospital kitchens. Advocates say a switch to higher-quality and smaller servings of meat will help patients. But the idea has its critics.
In this photo illustration, bottles of Avandia diabetes medication are seen at Jack's Pharmacy on May 21, 2007, in San Anselmo, Calif.
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June 29, 2010 The diabetes drug Avandia used to be a $3.4 billion-a-year blockbuster. Then some studies strongly suggested that people taking it have a higher risk of heart attacks. Two new studies, one from the FDA, nail down the risk -- just as the FDA is getting ready to decide whether Avandia should be taken off the market.
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June 28, 2010 A vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox increases the odds for a fever-related seizure in young kids, but the risk is still very low.
A showdown looms over Avandia, a controversial diabetes treatment.
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June 28, 2010 Two more studies raise safety questions about a once-popular diabetes drug. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will weigh the evidence in July.
June 28, 2010 Immunization of people against whooping cough is necessary to reduce the risk of infection for babies.
Mary VanDam pours coffee for patron Jim Brumm at Mr. B's Pancake House in Laketon Township, Mich.
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June 28, 2010 Studies suggest that a daily caffeine habit may help protect against Alzheimer's disease. But, new research indicates that the cup or two a day that most Americans drink probably isn't enough to give any benefits. And even if you're buzzing on coffee, researchers say a person's Alzheimer's risk is largely determined by genes.
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