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Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill - 17 May 2019 at 8:20pm - Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.

Too much screen time tied to school problems even in little kids - 17 May 2019 at 4:53pm - (Reuters Health) - Kindergarteners who get more than two hours of screen time a day may be more likely to have behavior and attention problems in school than their classmates who spend less time in front of televisions, smartphones and tablets, a Canadian study suggests.

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes - 17 May 2019 at 4:01pm - (Reuters Health) - Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don't quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests.

U.S. FDA labels J&J surgical staplers' recall as severest - 17 May 2019 at 12:37pm - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of risks of serious injury or death from surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit, labeling a recent recall of the device as its most serious.

Sunday is 'Hepatitis Testing Day' - 17 May 2019 at 12:09pm - Millions of people in the U.S. have chronic viral hepatitis, most without knowing it, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups have designated May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day.

More U.S. mothers diagnosed with depression at childbirth - 17 May 2019 at 12:01pm - Growing numbers of new mothers are being diagnosed with depression before they leave the hospital with their newborns, according to a U.S. study that suggests screening women at childbirth could help get treatment for those who need it.

AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall - 17 May 2019 at 9:19am - AbbVie Inc said on Friday it has halted enrollment of patients in all ongoing studies testing its brain cancer treatment after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial.

Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat - 17 May 2019 at 7:01am - At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat.

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law - 17 May 2019 at 4:49am - A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama.

GSK and Novartis liniment marketing misled Australian consumers: court - 17 May 2019 at 2:02am - The Australian subsidiaries of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss drugmaker Novartis misled customers and broke the law by promoting identical liniments as though they could treat specific ills, an Australian court found on Friday.

Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles - 16 May 2019 at 10:12pm - Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk.

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks - 16 May 2019 at 8:37pm - Missouri's Senate passed a bill on Thursday to ban abortions eight weeks after conception, except for medical emergencies, the latest attempt in a Republican-controlled state legislature to restrict the rights of women to terminate their pregnancies.

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law - 16 May 2019 at 6:42pm - Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good - 16 May 2019 at 4:37pm - (Reuters Health) - Charcoal toothpaste may be having a moment as a go-to brightening and whitening tool, but some dentists say these products might actually damage tooth enamel and make cavities more likely.

For some trauma doctors, clash with NRA proves therapeutic - 16 May 2019 at 3:32pm - A recent clash with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has shown some doctors who treat gunshot victims a way to heal their own trauma: through activism against gun violence.

Bullied kids more likely to use painkillers - 16 May 2019 at 2:40pm - (Reuters Health) - Children and teens who are bullied are more than twice as likely as peers who are not victimized to take painkillers, a study of school kids in Iceland suggests.

Bayer confident of appeals of glyphosate weed killer court defeats: executive - 16 May 2019 at 2:13pm - Bayer AG is confident its appeals of recent court rulings that its glyphosate weed killer Roundup caused cancer will be successful, a senior executive said on Thursday, amid a steep selloff of the company's shares this week.

Ultra-processed foods lead to higher calorie consumption and weight gain - 16 May 2019 at 1:21pm - People who eat a lot of ultra-processed foods - such as frozen entrees, white bread and canned side dishes - tend to consume more calories than those who eat foods that aren't processed, a new study suggests.

Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic - 16 May 2019 at 1:09pm - Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic.

U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging China - 16 May 2019 at 1:07pm - The U.S. Department of Agriculture within weeks will begin testing sick and dead pigs for a hog virus that has killed herds across Asia in an effort to minimize devastation if the disease enters the United States, the agency said on Thursday.

Williams apologises to Tiger for slur - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:09pm - Tiger Woods says he was hurt by a racist slur from his former caddie Steve Williams, who referred to him as a "black arsehole".

Thorpe bombs out in Beijing - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:04pm - In a sobering reality check, Ian Thorpe has failed to qualify for the 100 metres freestyle final at the FINA World Cup short course meet in Beijing.

Bangkok floods force Socceroos switch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:57pm - Australia's World Cup qualifier against Thailand next week has been moved to another stadium in Bangkok because of flooding in the city, Football Federation Australia said.

Warne returns to big stage - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:22pm - Champion leg spinner Shane Warne has signed on to play with Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament at the end of the year.

Rugby returns to Christchurch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:00pm - A 17,000-seat temporary stadium will host rugby union matches, including an All Blacks v Ireland Test, in earthquake-hit Christchurch next year, Prime Minister John Key said.

Ponting takes aim at 'underdone' Proteas - 7 Nov 2011 at 7:31pm - Ricky Ponting believes South Africa could suffer from a lack of first-class preparation in the opening Test in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Teen knocks off Parko in final - 7 Nov 2011 at 6:45pm - Australian Joel Parkinson has lost the final of the Rip Curl Pro Search to rising Brazilian teenage sensation Gabriel Medina in San Francisco.

Pakistan shines on pitch with series win - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:50pm - Pakistan highlighted its talent on the pitch to draw the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah and win the series 1-0, just days after three former team-mates were jailed for spot-fixing.

O'Driscoll out of Six Nations - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:17pm - Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of action for up to six months and will miss his country's Six Nations campaign when the annual tournament kicks off in February.

T-Rex charged over high shot - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:57pm - Tony Williams is likely to miss Australia's Four Nations clash with Wales this weekend after being charged with a high tackle on England back rower Ben Westwood.

Sammy and Bishoo spark India collapse - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:32pm - Darren Sammy and Devendra Bishoo shared five wickets to trigger India's collapse on the second day of the opening Test against the West Indies in New Delhi.

David wins record sixth squash world title - 6 Nov 2011 at 10:07pm - Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David has won a record sixth women's World Open title, overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Czechs take out Fed Cup - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:34pm - Doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke sealed a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final against Russia in Moscow.

Federer charges to fifth Basel title - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:09pm - Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel.

Lucky Spurs hold off Fulham - 6 Nov 2011 at 4:26pm - Tottenham Hotspur has survived a late onslaught to earn a somewhat fortunate 3-1 win at London rival Fulham and remain fifth in the English Premier League standings.

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