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U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law Apr 19 2018

A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses.

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Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab

(Reuters Health) - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests.

Apr 20 2018

Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives

(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines.

Apr 20 2018

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers say.

Apr 20 2018

World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 117

TOKYO A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.

World, Japan 5:01am EDT