Today's Headlines

Thursday, April 24, 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
"Mississippi: Governor Signs Abortion Restriction"
The bill, which becomes law on July 1, will ban abortion starting at 20 weeks. Abortion will still be allowed at or after 20 weeks if the woman faces death or permanent injury because of the pregnancy...Read more

"FDA Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes"
The Food and Drug Administration will propose sweeping new rules on Thursday that for the first time would extend its regulatory authority from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar business with virtually no federal oversight or protections for American consumers...Read more.

"Researchers See New Importance in Y Chromosome"

Besides its long-known role of reversing the default state of being female, the Y chromosome includes genes required for the general operation of the genome, according to two new surveys of its evolutionary history...Read more.


The Washington Post
"FDA Outlines Plan to Regulate E-Cigarettes"
The Food and Drug Administration will for the first time regulate the booming market of electronic cigarettes, as well as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs, under a proposal to be released Thursday...Read more.

"Second Wave of Flu Hits; Northeast Region Hardest Hit by Influenza B Strain"
While it may seem odd to get a flu shot in April, health officials say those who haven’t been vaccinated should try to get one...Read more.


USA Today
"Mississippi Governor Signs Mid-Pregnancy Abortion Ban"

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy...Read more.

"FDA Announces Rules Restricting E-Cigarettes and Cigars"
As electronic cigarettes soar in popularity, the U.S. government Thursday is proposing historic rules to ban their sale to minors and require warning labels as well as federal approval...Read more.


The Wall Street Journal
"Two More Prominent Hospitals Halt Hysterectomy Procedure"
Both Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania Health System said they are suspending use of so-called power morcellators in procedures to remove painful but common uterine growths known as symptomatic fibroids...Read more.

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