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Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

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PHOENIX - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes.

Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

- Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found.

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FDA OKs new generation Boston Scientific heart pacing devices

- U.S. health regulators have approved four Boston Scientific Corp implantable devices for heart patients, including a next generation of smaller defibrillators to treat abnormal heart rhythms, the company said on Tuesday.

15 Apr 2014

Guinea says few new Ebola cases, outbreak nearly under control

CONAKRY - The number of deaths caused by Ebola has slowed dramatically in Guinea and the outbreak is nearly under control, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.

15 Apr 2014

New fathers may need help with depression: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Becoming a father may raise a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families.

15 Apr 2014

Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.

15 Apr 2014

Mothers' weight tied to stillbirth, infant death risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who are carrying extra weight before pregnancy or early in gestation are at heightened risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth, according to a new analysis of past research.

15 Apr 2014

Some new Facebook friends may signal relationship troubles

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who add new romantic interests to their Facebook "friends" list while in a romantic relationship tend to have a lower level of commitment to their current mate, a recent study finds.

15 Apr 2014

U.S. court reverses Massachusetts ban on Zogenix pain drug

- A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.

15 Apr 2014

Exclusive: Surgical device maker ConMed Corp explores sale of company - sources

- ConMed Corp, a surgical device maker that has been fighting off activist investors, is exploring a sale and has contacted large medical device companies to gauge their buyout interest, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.