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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients and state workers. The lawsuit was filed in Sangamon County Circuit Court...
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A new mouse study suggests vanillin, artificial vanilla extract, could be used to prevent or diminish psoriatic skin inflammation. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by outbreaks of red, itchy, and scaly skin patches, most frequently...
LONDON, (Reuters) - Progress in the global fight against malaria has stalled amid signs of flatlining funding and complacency that the mosquito-borne disease is less of a threat, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. People arrive at World...
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Just a single season on the gridiron is enough to trigger measurable changes in the brains of some school-age football players. After a year of playing football, researchers found student athletes with a history of concussion...
(Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data from brain...
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are testing the use of ingestible sensors to track opioid ingestion patterns. The sensor is planted in a gelatin capsule along with the medication. The digital pills can help doctors...
(Reuters Health) – The public’s exposure to arsenic, a naturally occurring chemical element linked to cancer and birth defects, declined after U.S. regulators tightened restrictions on the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water, a recent study suggests. ...
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Tiny remote-controlled robots made of algae could soon navigate their way to hard-to-reach locations in the body. Scientists say the robots could be used to diagnose and treat diseases like cancer. Each tiny robot measures just...
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and...
Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new test to determine which cystic fibrosis treatment is best suited to an individual patient. The new test is part of a broader effort to personalize medicine. Several new drugs have improved...

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