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US Supreme Court abortion pill fight brings claims of distorted science
25 March 2024US Supreme Court abortion pill fight brings claims of distorted science

The abortion opponents who are seeking to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to limit access to the abortion pill mifepristone point to three studies by Gynuity Health Projects, a New York-based women's health research group, to back up their arguments that it is unsafe despite its regulatory approval decades ago.

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Alabama enacts fast-tracked law to protect IVF services
7 March 2024Alabama enacts fast-tracked law to protect IVF services

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to protect in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics and doctors from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

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US urges court to preserve Obamacare mandate to cover cancer screenings, HIV drugs
5 March 2024US urges court to preserve Obamacare mandate to cover cancer screenings, HIV drugs

President Joe Biden's administration on Monday urged a U.S. appeals court to preserve a federal mandate that requires health insurers to cover preventive care services including HIV-preventing medication and cancer screenings at no extra cost to patients.

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Roche's Xolair reduces reactions to severe food allergies in study
26 February 2024Roche's Xolair reduces reactions to severe food allergies in study

Xolair, a 20-year-old asthma drug sold by Roche (ROG.S), opens new tab and Novartis (NOVN.S), opens new tab, significantly reduced allergic reactions in people with multiple severe food allergies in a late-stage trial, researchers reported on Sunday at a medical meeting.

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Three Alabama providers halt IVF after high court rules embryos are children
23 February 2024Three Alabama providers halt IVF after high court rules embryos are children

At least three Alabama providers of in vitro fertilization have halted treatments since the state Supreme Court on Friday said frozen embryos in test tubes should be considered children, casting doubt on future access to the procedure in the state.

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Major Alabama hospital pauses IVF after court rules frozen embryos are children
22 February 2024Major Alabama hospital pauses IVF after court rules frozen embryos are children

A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos are considered children, and that a person could be held liable for accidentally destroying them, has opened up a new front in the US battle over reproductive medicine.

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Dialysis firm FMC sees robust 2024 earnings growth after strong Q4
20 February 2024Dialysis firm FMC sees robust 2024 earnings growth after strong Q4

Fresenius Medical Care (FMEG.DE), opens new tab on Tuesday forecast its core earnings to grow by a mid- to high-teens percentage this year, after the German dialysis specialist's fourth-quarter earnings topped market expectations.

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Neuralink's first human patient able to control mouse through thinking, Musk says
20 February 2024Neuralink's first human patient able to control mouse through thinking, Musk says

The first human patient implanted with a brain-chip from Neuralink appears to have fully recovered and is able to control a computer mouse using their thoughts, the startup's founder Elon Musk said late on Monday.

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Exclusive: Wegovy fuels sharp rise in use of weight-loss drugs for US youth
16 February 2024Exclusive: Wegovy fuels sharp rise in use of weight-loss drugs for US youth

A small but rapidly growing number of U.S. adolescents began treatment with Novo Nordisk's <NOVOb.CO> weight-loss drug Wegovy last year, a powerful new tool to address record rates of pediatric obesity, according to data shared exclusively with Reuters.

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