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Advocates vow to fight Missouri abortion bill requiring father's consent

Reproductive rights supporters in Missouri have vowed to fight a proposed law that would force women seeking an abortion to obtain the father’s permission in writing before a physician can perform the procedure.<p>A bill introduced this month by state representative Rick Brattin would add to what are …

Woman ticketed after confronting abortion protesters in Downers Grove

A Joliet woman was ticketed after confronting two abortion protesters at a Downers Grove clinic, according to police reports.<p>The woman, 29, was taking her sister to the clinic in the 1700 block of 75th Street on Dec. 20 when they encountered two female protesters who were trying to give them …

Nicki Minaj Says Her Abortion Has 'Haunted' Her

Nicki Minaj’s new album <i>The Pinkprint</i> got personal when she addressed an abortion she had as a teenager. Now in a new interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the …

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Tennessee abortion amendment legal battle continues

NASHVILLE — The legal battle continues over Tennessee's Amendment 1, with opponents of the abortion measure calling the election process "tainted" and asking a federal judge to allow a lawsuit to continue that seeks to either re-count or reject the vote count in favor of the measure.<p>Amendment 1 …

How an Abortion-Clinic Shooting Led to a 'Wrongful Life' Lawsuit

At a time when antiabortion violence had become disconcertingly common, John Salvi put a grim face on the epidemic. On this day 20 years ago — Dec. …

Challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion laws to be heard in February

<b>A legal challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion laws will be heard in court next month.</b><p>The NI Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) is seeking a change in the law to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest or "serious malformation" of a foetus.<p>Northern Ireland's abortion law differs from the rest of the …

U.S. appeals court hears arguments on restrictive Texas abortion law | Reuters

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Federal appeals court judges, hearing arguments on a restrictive Texas abortion law that critics say would shutter more than half the state’s remaining abortion clinics, on Wednesday asked pointed questions of attorneys for both sides.<p>Elle Minter (C) of San Marcos, Texas, …

Kansas doctor still barred over abortion referrals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor scrutinized for referring young patients for late-term abortions remains barred from practicing medicine after a state board declared Friday that her inadequate record-keeping justified the revocation of her license.<p>The State Board of Healing Arts stripped Dr. …

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies Cheat Sheet - dummies

Unacceptable Abbreviations in Prescriptions<p>Making sure that you correctly calculate a dose doesn’t matter much if the medication itself is incorrect …

Top Ten Healthcare Charts For 2014

As a follow up to last week’s Top Ten Healthcare Quotes For 2014, this week we target some of the bigger healthcare stories through the lens of ten charts (and one PowerPoint slide) that appeared throughout the year.<p>Since 2014 was the first full year of expanded health insurance coverage under …

Pharmacy error led to patient death, hospital confirms

The death of a hospital patient who was given the wrong medication occurred because a pharmacy worker inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug, officials at an Oregon hospital say.<p>The mistake was one of several revealed Monday that led to the death of Loretta Macpherson, who had gone to …

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Hello, did you know the American health-care system is terrible? It is. Don't let John Boehner tell you otherwise.<p>If you're unconvinced, here is a chart that demonstrates its terribleness. It shows, using OECD data, how much money different countries spend on health care per person, charted against …

Are consumers getting gouged on health care?

Outside of drug makers, medical suppliers and device producers have been among the biggest medical profit centers over the last decade and a half. …

New Data Show Early Progress in Expanding Coverage, with More Gains to Come

New data out this morning from the National Center for Health Statistics show that health insurance coverage increased sharply in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the significant progress made in expanding access to affordable insurance coverage during the first part of the Affordable Care …