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U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two dozen U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds.
FEATURE-In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat
DHAKA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, several hours from the nearest hospital, Abdul Jalil believed he was destined to die blind.
More evidence welding fumes raise lung cancer risk
(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos.
Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows.
Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms
(Reuters Health) - Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of birth control, a U.S. study suggests.
UPDATE 1-Mexican health service chief quits over spending cuts
MEXICO CITY, May 21 (Reuters) - The head of Mexico's social security institute has stepped down, citing budget cuts that he said would harm health services for the poor, in one of the first major resignations in the administration of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states.
BRIEF-Johnson & Johnson faults May 21 verdict in New York, says errors will warrant reversal on appeal
May 21 (Reuters) - Johnson & johnson says the trial suffered from significant legal and evidentiary errors Johnson & johnson says it believes the errors will warrant a reversal on appeal Johnson & johnson faults testimony from an expert witness for the plaintiffs, which it said had prompted the company to seek a mistrial
Improved air quality tied to fewer new childhood asthma cases
(Reuters Health) - Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved air quality.
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