Friday, September 12, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Wait for Abortion"
The Republican-controlled Missouri legislature has enacted one of the most stringent waiting periods for women seeking abortions, overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon...Read more.
"Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans"
The development of safer pesticides and legal restrictions on their use have sharply reduced the risk to humans from pesticide-tainted rivers and streams, while the potential risk to aquatic life in urban waters has risen, according to a two-decade survey published on Thursday...Read more.
"Mining for Antibiotics, Right Under Our Noses"
Analyzing the bacteria that live in our bodies, the scientists identified genes for making over 3,000 previously unknown molecules that may prove to be useful drugs...Read more.
The Washington Post
"'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Work, a New Study Says"
Five percent of the study's subjects reported negative experiences because of their weight, including harassment, poor service in stores or restaurants, teasing and bad treatment from doctors or hospitals. The people who reported day-to-day discrimination because of their weight gained about 2 pounds on average, and people who didn't lost about 1.6 pounds on average, according to the study...Read more.
"Meet the Newest FDA-Approved Prescription Weight-Loss Drug: Contrave"
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the latest prescription diet pill, Contrave, which is a combination of two previously FDA-approved drugs that treat addiction and depression...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Health-Care Spending Picks Up"
The sprawling US health-care industry saw revenue rebound last quarter, a sign that stronger spending at hospitals and medical offices could help boost US economic growth to its highest level in eight years...Read more.
"Doctoring in the Age of ObamaCare"
Op-Ed: To improve quality, we need to unchain health-care providers from the bureaucracies that are strangling them fiscally and temporally. We can better control medical costs if we strengthen physicians' relationships with their patients rather than with their computers...Read more.
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