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Attorneys seek to challenge California's new school vaccination law


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Opponents of California's new law tightening school vaccination rules said on Wednesday they had put together a team of attorneys to challenge the measure, which was prompted by a measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.


U.S. campaign highlights stress of fireworks on combat veterans 01 Jul 2015

- Every Independence Day for the past eight years, Shawn Gourley and her family have left their Indiana home for remote campgrounds to escape the fireworks that trigger her veteran husband's wartime memories.

Implanted drug improves tolerance of sunlight in rare condition 01 Jul 2015

(Reuters Health) - A skin-darkening drug can help protect against serious pain in people with a rare inherited condition that makes them flee sunlight like movie vampires, according to tests in Europe and the U.S.


Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville 12:03am BST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. | Video

‘Epi’ injection may still be good after a freeze 01 Jul 2015

(Reuters Health) - Epinephrine might still have its life-saving potential even if it freezes and thaws out while you’re backpacking in the dead of winter, an experimental study finds.

Scientists find new evidence on GSK vaccine link to narcolepsy 01 Jul 2015

LONDON, - Scientists investigating why a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine triggered narcolepsy in some people say they have the first solid evidence the rare sleep disorder may be a so-called "hit-and-run" autoimmune disease.

Overuse of nursing home antibiotics may put all residents at risk 01 Jul 2015

(Reuters Health) - Some nursing home facilities prescribe antibiotics more often than others, which is tied to increased health risks, even for residents who don’t receive the medications, according to a new study.


Liberia finds two Ebola cases weeks after being declared free of it 01 Jul 2015

NEDOWEIN, Liberia - Liberia confirmed on Wednesday it had at least two cases of Ebola, nearly two months after the West African country worst hit by the disease had been declared free of it.


Half of U.S. women are overweight during pregnancy 01 Jul 2015

(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of first-time mothers in the U.S. gain too much weight during pregnancy, about the same proportion who are overweight at the start, a study finds.

Indoor tanning not limited to tanning salons 01 Jul 2015

(Reuters Health) - The availability of indoor tanning outside of tanning salons may promote risky use because of lax regulation, U.S. researchers say.