Health & Lifestyles

Planned Parenthood defunding measure wins final passage

Louisiana's lawmakers have agreed to block Medicaid financing from Planned Parenthood if the organization starts performing abortions at its New Orleans clinic
Published: 05/24/16

The Latest: Lawmakers advance bill for school overdose meds

School nurses could give drug antidotes to anyone who overdoses on opioids at a California school or affiliated event under a bill advancing in the state Legislature
Published: 05/24/16

Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a major government study on the link between football and brain disease
Published: 05/23/16

EU lifts suicide warning on Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill

Europe's main drug regulator says Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill, can now be sold there without a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks
Published: 05/23/16

Songs for the dying: Hospice choirs provide peace, comfort

Hospice choirs sing at the bedsides of the dying in the hopes of bringing peace and comfort to the terminally ill, their caregivers and their loved ones
Published: 05/23/16

Sanford Burnham takes withdrawal proposal to governor

Leaders of a research organization that has been key to the growth of a medical research community in central Florida say the firm is now in talks with the governor's office about having the University of Florida take over its Orlando facility
Published: 05/23/16

Some self-induced abortions result in criminal cases

Abortion-rights activists monitored Monday's appeals court hearing for an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after taking abortion-inducing drugs, one of more than a dozen recent cases in which women were prosecuted
Published: 05/23/16

Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control

Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles
Published: 05/23/16

LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

The sixth live tiger to serve as LSU's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer
Published: 05/23/16
Indiana court to hear woman's appeal of feticide conviction

Indiana court to hear woman's appeal of feticide conviction

Attorneys for an Indiana woman convicted in the death of the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs are asking an appeals court to throw out her convictions
Published: 05/23/16