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Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

MIAMI (AP) — Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.  More »

U.S. consumer groups win unsealing of lawsuit over infant death

(Reuters) - In a victory for consumers, a federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the unsealing of litigation about a product whose use led to the death of an infant. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge was wrong to ...  More »

Health Highlights: April 16, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: E-Cigarettes Caused Cancerous Changes in Lung Cells: Study Nicotine-saturated vapor from an electronic cigarette caused cancerous changes in hu...  More »

Abbott Laboratories profit beats forecast, but sales lag

Abbott Laboratories Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, but combined sales of its nutritional products, medical devices and generic medicines were slightly below Wall Street expectations. Analysts, on average, were ...  More »

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset o...  More »

Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains. And nearly one in every five Americans uses ...  More »

Rape-prevention program cuts sexual assaults in Kenya

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Self-defense and empowerment classes designed to arm girls with tools to prevent rape reduced sexual assaults among Kenyan students, a new study shows. In addition, half of the nearly 2,000 girls enrol...  More »

For kids, moving can be mentally tough

By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new U.S. study. Based on analysis of medical records for more than a half million children, res...  More »

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly ...  More »

Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

(HealthDay News) -- Before taking baby for a walk, make sure your stroller is safe and your baby is well protected. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety precautions: Make sure any bumpers or toys are securely fastened so they don...  More »

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