Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. Original...

Tyson Foods accelerates shift away from antibiotics in chicken

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday,...

U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did...

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

LONDON (Reuters) - Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan...

Company-funded studies of approved drugs may not catch safety issues

(Reuters Health) - Studies drug companies fund after medicines go on sale may be too small to detect rare side effects, a recent German study suggests. Original Article

Swim fitness trackers work well enough for recreational swimmers

(Reuters Health) – Popular fitness trackers made for swimmers are accurate enough for recreational use to track and improve performance, but not for use in training by competitive swimmers,...

Going from low- to intermediate-fitness may prolong life

(Reuters Health) - Improving cardiovascular fitness over time may prolong life, suggests a new study. Original Article

BrainStorm seeks early approval for stem cell treatment in Canada

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics is seeking early approval in Canada for its adult stem cell treatment for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neuro-degenerative...

‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging

(Reuters Health) – Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. Original Article

Doctors who find meaning in their work are less likely to feel burnout

(Reuters Health) – Doctors who feel burned out or overwhelmed by the demands of work are less likely to view their work with patients as a “calling” that has...

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Google: 99.95% of Recent ‘Trusted’ DMCA Notices Were Bogus

Under current legislation, US-based Internet service providers are not expected to proactively police infringing user content. They are, however, expected to remove it, if a copyright holder complains. The so-called ‘safe harbor’ that providers enjoy as a result of such cooperation is currently under the microscope, following rightsholder complaints that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is failing them. To address these concerns, the U.S. Copyright Office has been running an extended public consultation. As noted earlier, the RIAA and other music groups just submitted their comments and Google have now added theirs. In contrast to the music groups who believe that the DMCA is “failing”, Google believes otherwise. Noting that rogue sites have been driven out of the United States by an effective DMCA, the search giant suggests leaving the law intact while encouraging voluntary mechanisms between content owners and providers. “In short, the DMCA has proven successful at fostering..

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