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Church and religion take back seat as a secular Ireland votes on abortion

NENAGH/CORK, Ireland (Reuters) - Three decades after Ireland introduced one of the world's only constitutional bans on abortion, the Church that was so pivotal in securing the law's passage finds itself a minor player in the now mainly secular battle to repeal it.

First reported deaths in Congo Ebola outbreak came in January: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in an area of Congo that is facing an Ebola epidemic as far back as December and the first deaths were reported in January, a spokesman for the World Health Organization said in the capital Kinshasa on Thursday.

Many cannabis dispensaries recommend pot to pregnant women

(Reuters Health) - More than two-thirds of cannabis dispensaries recommend that pregnant women use marijuana to treat morning sickness even though doctors advise against it because of safety concerns, a U.S. study suggests.

Eating fast food linked to infertility

(Reuters Health) - Women who eat a lot of fast food may take longer to become pregnant and be more likely to experience infertility than their counterparts who rarely if ever eat these types of meals, a recent study suggests.

FDA says Mylan's EpiPen is in shortage in U.S.

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Wednesday that Mylan NV's EpiPen products are in shortage due to manufacturing delays that are creating intermittent supply constraints of the emergency allergy treatment.

FDA says manufacturing delays are constraining EpiPen supply

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added Mylan NV's EpiPen to its list of drugs in shortage on Wednesday, saying that manufacturing delays were creating intermittent supply constraints of the emergency allergy treatment.

FDA says Mylan's EpiPen is in shortage

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Wednesday that Mylan NV's EpiPen products are in shortage, due to manufacturing delays that are creating intermittent supply constraints of the emergency allergy treatment.

U.S. judge blocks DEA from suspending drug distributor over opioid sales

(Reuters) - A federal judge blocked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from suspending a Louisiana drug distributor from selling controlled substances over allegations it failed to identify suspicious orders of opioids that were diverted for illicit uses.

Peru declares alert over suspected Guillain-Barre outbreak

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has declared a national epidemiological alert to contain what appears to be an outbreak of the rare Guillain-Barre syndrome, which is associated with the Zika virus, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to settle U.S. probe for $57 million

BOSTON (Reuters) - Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc said on Tuesday it had agreed to pay $57 million to resolve a U.S. probe into its financial support of charities that offer assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs.

Major review backs cervical cancer shots, especially for teens

(Reuters) - Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, particularly in those vaccinated between age 15 and 26, according to a large international evidence review.

Mylan says U.S. customers may have trouble getting EpiPens

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Tuesday that U.S. consumers may have difficulty getting EpiPen prescriptions filled after manufacturing problems constrained supply, but the drugmaker did not say there was a shortage of its emergency allergy treatment.

Sports drinks remain popular with U.S. teens

(Reuters Health) - More than half of U.S. high school students still have sports drinks at least once a week and their ranks are growing, although a new study suggests fewer teens have these sugary, calorie-laden beverages every day.

Mild brain injuries tied to increased dementia risk

(Reuters Health) - People who have a mild traumatic brain injury - even without loss of consciousness - may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who don't have these injuries, a study of U.S. veterans suggests.

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