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Boots apologises for saying women might 'misuse' morning after pill if it reduced the price

The Independent 12 sources

High street chemist Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives. The chain faced criticism after…

Charlie Gard's parents break down

NZ Herald 48 sources

A barrister was forced to apologise to the parents of Charlie Gard after breaking the news to them in court that his latest scan read for "very sad reading".

Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

ABC27.com / News 29 sources

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion cli…

Police called after 'demon goat' birth terrorizes town

Fox News 5 sources

An alarming picture of a baby goat born with a ‘demonic’ face is generating plenty of buzz.

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House committee proposes to redirect $2B in VA money

The Eagle / News 7 sources

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is proposing to cover a sudden budget shortfall in medical care for veterans by shifting money from other programs.


Sugary drinks with protein-rich food may make you fat, finds study

Hindustan Times 6 sources

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according…


Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to yellow Maradol papayas

UPI.com 5 sources

Federal health officials are linking dozens of salmonella infections and at least one death to the consumption of yellow Maradol papayas in the past two months.


Many people being treated for Alzheimer's may not actually have it

Diagnosing Alzheimer's is a guessing game—and many doctors are guessing wrong, according to early results from a new study presented Wednesday in London.


Over half of female murder victims are killed by ex-lovers

More than half of the women who are murdered in the US are killed as a result of romantic partner violence — with almost all of them dying at the hands of a current or former lover, a report says. Researchers at the Centers for Disease…

Child’s overdose death highlights Miami neighbourhood’s opioid struggle

Toronto Star / News 13 sources

No one has the slightest clue how the opioid crisis that has battered the nation ended up in a happy, skinny little boy a month shy of his 11th birthday.


Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

SFGate / News 29 sources

Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on abortions.


West Nile mosquitoes found in New Orleans

NOLA.com / News 11 sources

There haven't been any new cases of the virus in humans in the city.


Go ahead, eat that Twinkie. It’s National Junk Food Day.

It’s National Junk Food Day, so what will you be eating? Will it be barbecued pork rinds, sweet and sour gummy worms, or those funky smelling Funyuns? Social media is … Click to Continue »

French fashion icon Louis Vuitton opens e-commerce store in China

Louis Vuitton has launched an e-commerce service in China, seeking to capitalise on a rebound in the world’s largest luxury-goods market, where online sales have been dominated by local Internet giants.


Charlie Gard’s father shouts ‘evil’ as lawyer tells him can makes for ‘sad reading’

Metro.co.uk 48 sources

A lawyer for Great Ormond Street Hospital told them the results of a new scan.

Man plays guitar during his brain operation

An Indian musician has played guitar while having brain surgery to treat painful muscle spasms in his hand.


Lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, report says

Up to one-third of the world's dementia cases could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person's lifetime, according to a new report presented Thursday…

No dye: Cancer drug darkens patients’ gray hair

Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned dark while taking drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads

Friday, Jul 21

Coffee with Viagra-like ingredient recalled after FDA discovery

NOLA.com / Business 33 sources

The FDA is concerned over its potential to lower blood pressure to "dangerous levels."

Trump is falling further behind on confirmations

Senate delays have played a role, but the White House has also been slow to put forward nominees for consideration.

Boots faces morning-after pill cost row

BBC 15 sources

The pharmacy is accused of keeping prices high to avoid stirring up controversy.

McCain rivals praise senator after brain cancer diagnosis

The Hill 223 sources

News of Sen. John McCain's brain cancer (R-Ariz.) elicited expressions of sympathy across the government, even from fellow senators and public officials who have been the targets of his famous temper.One of the mos...

Thursday, Jul 20

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests

The Guardian 36 sources

Researchers admit prevention estimate is a ‘best-case scenario’, but stress that action can be taken to reduce dementia risk

Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

NEW YORK -- Health officials say a test has confirmed norovirus in a person who reported eating at a Chipotle in Virginia. But they say it's not yet enough to determine the cause of illnesses reported at the location.

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking drugs

AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they were in 2005, according to the U.N. AIDS agency

What Is Glioblastoma? McCain's Brain Tumor Is an Aggressive Type of Cancer

NBC News 223 sources

A glioblastoma is a highly malignant form of cancer that spreads quickly due to its association with a large network of blood vessels in the brain.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Charlie Gard is given US citizenship by congress: report

Stuff.co.nz / World 43 sources

Charlie Gard has reportedly been granted US citizenship so he can fly there for treatment.

Trump Vows to Let Affordable Care Act Collapse After Repeal Effort Fails

The New York Times 9 sources

The seven-year Republican quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act seemed to reach a dead end Tuesday, but President Trump vowed to “let Obamacare fail.”

Baltimore boy's double-hand transplant a success, doctors say

Fox News / U.S. 32 sources

Zion Harvey, 10, who was the first youngster to have a double-hand transplant in 2015, is recovering well from the surgery.

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may…

Tuesday, Jul 18

Chipotle's tarnished image takes another hit

Chicago Tribune 4 sources

Chipotle's reputation has taken another hit after a Virginia restaurant was shut down following an incident where several customers fell ill. (Don Ryan / AP). Leslie PattonBloomberg. The reports were familiar: In the space of 48 hours, a…

Officials: Boy, 10, among youngest victims of opioid crisis

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida believe a 10-year-old boy is among the state's youngest victims of the opioid crisis.

Bambi's best friend: Incredible moment dog rescues drowning deer

NZ Herald / World 45 sources

A dog from Long Island, New York is being hailed a hero after video emerged of him rescuing a deer that was drowning off a nearby beach.Mark Freeley, of East Setauket, was walking with his dog Storm when the pooch noticed something...

Health plan hinges on the young, but they're a tough sell

Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans are. The 24-year-old…

Monday, Jul 17

Weekend wrap: Healthcare bill waits for John McCain and Trump returns to ramped up Russia scandal

The Weekly Standard 226 sources

John McCain's surgery sets back healthcare process and the Russian scandal escalates.

Horrified Surgeons Discover 27 Contact Lenses in Woman's Eye

Gizmodo 65 sources

While prepping a 67-year-old female patient for routine cataract surgery at England's Solihull Hospital, physicians noticed a strange bluish blob in one of her eyes. On closer look, the blob turned out to be 17 contact lenses stuck…

Discarded Syringes Create Health, Environmental Problems

NBC News / Health 27 sources

People, often children, risk getting stuck by discarded needles, raising the prospect they could contract blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis or HIV.

U.S. Doctor Arrives in U.K. to Examine Terminally Ill Baby

NBC News / News 38 sources

Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at Columbia University in New York City, has arrived at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital to see Charlie Gard.