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LATEST NEWS:   Supreme Court spurns abortion restrictions in two more states - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reverberations from the U.S. Supreme Court's major ruling backing abortion rights were felt on Tuesday as the justices rejected bids by Mississippi and Wisconsin to revive restrictions on abortion doctors matching those struck down in Texas on Monday.
LATEST NEWS:   Gilead wins U.S. nod for drug for all types of hepatitis C - (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved a combination drug by Gilead Sciences Inc that is the first available treatment for all six major forms of hepatitis C, advancing the company's leadership in the field and sending its shares up almost 4 percent.
LATEST NEWS:   Funding to combat Zika fails to advance in Senate - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Funding to battle the Zika virus failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, as Democrats blocked a Republican proposal that they said would short-change the challenge posed by the mosquito-borne virus as well as other health priorities.
LATEST NEWS:   Zika vaccines prove 100 percent protective in mice; monkey study shows promise - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mice given a single shot of one of two experimental Zika vaccines were completely protected when exposed to the virus one to two months later, a promising sign that similar vaccines under development for humans will protect against Zika, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Cuba reports no Zika transmission since March; Dengue all but eliminated - HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses, state-run media reported on Tuesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious claim - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by pharmacists in Washington state who objected on religious grounds to providing emergency contraceptives to women.
LATEST NEWS:   Can smartphones help improve heart attack treatment? - (Reuters Health) - Smartphones, social media and crowdsourcing all have the potential to help people get faster, better treatment for heart attacks and strokes, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
LATEST NEWS:   Families see better end-of-life care for cancer than other diseases - (Reuters Health) - Families may be happiest with end-of-life care when their loved ones have cancer or dementia, because those patients are often treated with a focus on comfort and quality of life as they reach their final days, a U.S. study finds.
LATEST NEWS:   Abortion providers aim to reopen some closed Texas clinics - AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Abortion providers in Texas reacted with surprise and elation on Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to throw out the state's restrictive abortion law and said they aimed to reopen some clinics shut down since the measure was passed in 2013.
LATEST NEWS:   Supreme Court firmly backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in the strongest endorsement of abortion rights in America in more than two decades.