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Italy court overturns ban on egg or sperm donation

ROME (AP) — Italy's constitutional court has struck down a ban on egg or sperm donation for infertile couples.  More »

Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowe...  More »

Texas woman arrested after telling police she was sold bad pot

By Lisa Bose McDermott TEXARKANA, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas woman who complained to police that a drug dealer sold her a bad batch of marijuana that did not pack much of a punch has been arrested, police said on Tuesday. Evelyn Hamilton, 37, was...  More »

Puma drug better than Herceptin in HER2 breast cancers: trial

(Reuters) - A mid-stage trial of Puma Biotechnology's experimental drug neratinib showed that it was more effective, given before surgery, than Herceptin, the Roche drug commonly used in women with a type of breast cancer fueled by a protein c...  More »

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease

SUNDAY, April 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early trial, an experimental breast cancer drug stopped disease growth and shrank tumors by more than 30 percent in some patients. The pill, bemaciclib, was safe and well-tolerat...  More »

Pfizer drug doubles time to breast cancer tumor growth in trial

Pfizer Inc's experimental breast cancer drug in a clinical trial nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse, but overall survival was not yet shown to be statistically significant, researchers said. T...  More »

Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Identifying the cause of brain injury among newborns could help doctors develop new prevention strategies, according to a joint report from two leading groups of U.S. obstetricians a...  More »

Alabama lawmakers send new abortion restriction bills to governor

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama measures to extend an abortion waiting period and tighten rules for minors seeking the procedure are headed to the governor's desk, but a move to ban abortions based on evidence of a feta...  More »

Alabama lawmakers opt to extend abortion wait period to 48 hours

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A measure to extend the waiting period for abortions in Alabama to 48 hours is headed to the governor's desk, but an effort to ban the procedure after evidence of a fetal heartbeat appears stalle...  More »

Stay granted for new Arizona abortion-drug rules

PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's most stringent restrictions on the use of abortion drugs are now temporarily on hold one day after going into effect in Arizona.  More »

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