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Study: High doses of anti-depressant medication lead to teen suicide

Study: High doses of anti-depressant medication lead to teen suicide

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | “Childhood is not a disease,” declares a viral meme on Facebook that accuses parents of over-medicating their children. The image elicited at least 276…

Will U.S. medical boards force doctors to prescribe abortifacients?

By Julie Borg
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Abortion | Doctors and nurses in the United Kingdom who object to the use of the so-called “morning after” pill are now ineligible for specialist diplomas in sexual…

Midday Roundup: Oklahoma investigates execution that went horribly wrong

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Botched execution. An Oklahoma inmate scheduled for execution last night began writhing on the gurney shortly after getting the first of three injections in a…

Hospitals run short of something almost every patient needs

Hospitals run short of something almost every patient needs

By Mark Russell
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Health | A nationwide shortage of normal saline, the most common IV fluid used in hospitals, may continue until July. If oxygen is the air that hospitals breathe, then…

Will FDA-approved heroin antidote device encourage more drug use?

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a device last week that can quickly inject a life-saving antidote into people who have overdosed on heroin or…

Midday Roundup: Mississippi legislature passes religious freedom protections

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free exercise. Mississippi lawmakers passed legislation yesterday that reiterates constitutional protections for religious freedom. Proponents say the law is…

Rick Warren launches mental health ministry

By Sophia Lee
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Mental illness | Saddleback pastor calls the church to stop ignoring mental illness and its sufferers

Judge rules doctors know best in teen’s case

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A Massachusetts judge ruled this week against the parents of a Connecticut teen who has been hospitalized without her mother and father’s consent for more…

How a 3-D printer saved a dying baby

By Mark Russell
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Health | Using 3-D printing technology, a University of Michigan surgeon made it possible for an 18-month-old boy to win his battle to breathe. The Jan. 31 surgery…

Vital Signs: Doctors save baby after 20-week ultrasound reveals a heart defect

Vital Signs: Doctors save baby after 20-week ultrasound reveals a heart defect

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Early detection. Tina Morton’s routine 20-week ultrasound revealed something more serious than her daughter's gender: Baby Addison had a serious heart…

Sloppy science fells latest stem cell breakthrough

By Lynde Langdon
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Science | Accusations of plagiarism, sloppiness, and fabrication have toppled one of the most promising breakthroughs in stem cell research to date. The scandal…

Putting an end to taxpayer-supported political partying

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | Is it possible that both political parties could unanimously agree to cut a piece of government spending? Apparently so. With a unanimous voice vote, the U.S.

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