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  • Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government’s top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding…

  • Ala prisoner drops bid for abortion

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prisoner who went to court seeking an abortion now says she’s changed her mind. A lawyer for the unidentified woman filed a sworn statement Wednesday from the prisoner saying…

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui are demonstrating against the proposed pact. A couple of dozen protesters gathered Wednesday…

  • With campus suicides up, a push to discuss mental health

    WASHINGTON — A recent New York Times article has shed an unfortunate light on the pressure some students feel to be perfect — to have the best grades, the most friends and the coolest Instagram…

  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted…

  • Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car, a federal appeals court ruled…

  • Correction: Weight Loss-Balloon story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 28 about an inflatable medical balloon approved to treat obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of weight patients regained after having the device removed. Patients actually…

  • 8 Mindless Habits to Break if You Want to Lose Weight

    We make over 200 food-related choices each day. Some choices are easier than others. What you should eat for breakfast may be a relatively simple decision, especially if you just rotate a few basic choices…

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. “No longer will older Americans be…

  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood’s supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization’s affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue,…

  • New jeans claim to filter flatulent fumes

    WASHINGTON — Do these jeans make me look flatulent? Denim lovers need not worry about being a bit gassy, if the claims of a British company can be believed. Shreddies, which in 2013 introduced underwear…

  • Correction: Lake Erie Algae story

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake…

  • Jury awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoning

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2.…

  • Your Body: How to Minimize Chlorine Damage While Swimming

    By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Summer is the time for sunshine, sipping lemonade and swimming. But could it be risky? Swimming puts your hair and skin in direct contact with chlorine,…

  • Survey: Hospitals failing to stop spread of ‘superbugs’

    WASHINGTON — Twice as many people die of infections they catch in the hospital than die in car crashes, and hospitals in the D.C. area are no better than the nationwide average in keeping patients…