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Health

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

Today at 05:26 AM, via Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday.

U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC’s flu tracking program

Today at 01:42 AM, via Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years.

Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn

Today at 00:51 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests.

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Yesterday at 22:54 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Yesterday at 22:39 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.

Trump decries ‘permissive’ U.S. abortion laws at rally

Yesterday at 20:51 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend “the right to life.”

Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Yesterday at 20:15 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.

A blood test for cancers gets one step closer

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via CNN

Scientists develop an experimental blood test that could make it easier to detect eight major types of cancer in their early stages, but more research is needed before such a test could be widely used.

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Yesterday at 19:19 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulations

Yesterday at 18:26 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

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