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WHO urges China to bolster tobacco controls

March 20, 2012, 11:40 am by Associated Press Healthwire

SINGAPORE (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization urged China on Tuesday to bolster controls on tobacco in a country where half of adult males smoke....


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Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states
Associated Press Healthwire : June 28, 2016, 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states....

Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal
Associated Press Healthwire : June 28, 2016, 12:00 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives....

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states
Associated Press Healthwire : June 28, 2016, 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states....

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks
Associated Press Healthwire : June 28, 2016, 1:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town....

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C
Associated Press Healthwire : June 28, 2016, 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus....