SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for communicable diseases in the aftermath of a measles outbreak at Disneyland that was linked to low inoculation rates.
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.
(Reuters Health) - The availability of indoor tanning outside of tanning salons may promote risky use because of lax regulation, U.S. researchers say.
- Bayer Healthcare said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved using transvaginal ultrasound as an alternate test to confirm if the company's Essure permanent birth control device has been placed properly.
COPENHAGEN - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin producer, is to stop selling its new long-acting insulin drug Tresiba in Germany following a row over pricing.
(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.
(Reuters Health) - Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, suggests a new study.
- U.S. doctors and research hospitals collected nearly $6.5 billion in payments for services rendered to pharmaceutical and medical device companies in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments report released on Tuesday.
(Reuters Health) - In an international study, plastic surgeons from different countries had varying preferences for the ideal size and shape of breasts and size of areolas.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data and comments on liquid nicotine as it considers warning the public about the dangers of its exposure amid a rise in electronic cigarette use.
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Two journalists in India died this month after being set on fire. In the first case, Jagendra Singh, a freelance journalist from the Shahjahanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, was allegedly set on fire for his reporting. Police have registered a murder case against several officers, other men and state dairy development minister Ram Murti Singh Verma.