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Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama

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- Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization's handling of aborted fetal tissue.

Caffeine may chip a couple strokes off golf score

(Reuters Health) - A moderate dose of caffeine may help combat fatigue and shave about two strokes off the scores of skilled collegiate players, according to a small study.

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Sleep-deprived kids are more tempted by food

(Reuters Health) - Children who don’t get enough sleep might be more tempted by food, a new study suggests.

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Legionnaires' disease prompts California prison to shut off water

SAN FRANCISCO - An inmate at San Quentin State Prison on San Francisco Bay was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease and about 20 others showed symptoms of pneumonia, prompting officials to shut off water service at the institution, a prison spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Japan partly lifts U.S., Canada poultry ban after bird flu

TOKYO - Japan's Farm Ministry on Friday partiality lifted a ban on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States and Canada following an outbreak of bird flu.

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FDA warns of severe joint pain risk with DPP-4 diabetes drugs

- A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc's Januvia has been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

CHICAGO - The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

27 Aug 2015

FDA approves Amgen's cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc's Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease.

27 Aug 2015

High blood pressure in pregnancy tied to family risk

(Reuters Health) - For women with pregnancy-related high blood pressure, the higher risk of hypertension that follows them through life may be due not just to the episode in pregnancy but also to family risk factors, researchers say.

27 Aug 2015

Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears California legislative hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year.

Politics, U.S. 27 Aug 2015