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LATEST NEWS:   Abbott Laboratories profit beats forecast, but sales lag - (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, but combined sales of its nutritional products, medical devices and generic medicines were slightly below Wall Street expectations.
LATEST NEWS:   Rape-prevention program cuts sexual assaults in Kenya - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Self-defense and empowerment classes designed to arm girls with tools to prevent rape reduced sexual assaults among Kenyan students, a new study shows.
LATEST NEWS:   For kids, moving can be mentally tough - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new U.S. study.
LATEST NEWS:   National event urges Americans to plan for the end - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With taxes filed, Americans today are being asked to consider life's other certainty: death, and the myriad complications that often now accompany it.
LATEST NEWS:   Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study - (Reuters) - 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.
LATEST NEWS:   Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics - PHOENIX (Reuters) - 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.
LATEST NEWS:   U.S. court reverses Massachusetts ban on Zogenix pain drug - (Reuters) - 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Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.
LATEST NEWS:   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.
LATEST NEWS:   FDA OKs new generation Boston Scientific heart pacing devices - (Reuters) - 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.
LATEST NEWS:   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.