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Fall injuries in very elderly rising, outcomes may be slightly better
(Reuters Health) - As the elderly population grows in the U.S., an increasing number of patients in their 90s are hospitalized with injuries after falling, but they may be faring slightly better than in the past, a small study suggests.
UPDATE 3-Mississippi's new law restricting abortion blocked by judge for 10 days
March 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that enacted the tightest restrictions on abortion in the United States, in a ruling handed down a day after the governor signed the measure.
Guns tied to high suicide risk for teens with self-harm history
(Reuters Health) - Teens and young adults who harm themselves without suicidal intent often kill themselves soon afterward, and the increased risk of death is greatest when guns are involved, a U.S. study suggests.
Mississippi's new law restricting abortion blocked by judge for 10 days
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that enacted the tightest restrictions on abortion in the United States, in a ruling handed down a day after the governor signed the measure.
Doctors endorse counseling of some kids, young adults to prevent skin cancer
(Reuters Health) - Fair-skinned children and young adults should get counseling on how to avoid sunburns that can lead to skin cancer, according to new guidelines from U.S. physicians.
ANALYSIS-Fatal U.S. self-driving auto accident raises novel legal questions
NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) - The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said.
UPDATE 2-U.S. gives $2.5 mln emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia
WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - The United States will provide $2.5 million in food and medical aid to Venezuelans fleeing their economically-crippled country to neighboring Colombia and is poised to help other countries if the situation worsens, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
U.S. high court skeptical toward California law on anti-abortion centers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A California law that requires Christian-based facilities that steer pregnant women away from abortion to post notices about the availability of state-subsidized abortions ran into trouble at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, with justices on the right and left indicating it may violate free speech rights.
Seattle Genetics' Hodgkin's lymphoma drug wins U.S. approval
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved Seattle Genetics Inc's Adcetris as part of a chemotherapy cocktail to treat advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma in newly diagnosed patients, making it the first new treatment in over 40 years.
SXSW Film Review: '6 Balloons'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - By turns intensely naturalistic and brutally stylized, "6 Balloons" mercilessly turns screws and escalates dread while spinning a worst-case scenario about the fraying family ties between a heroin addict, who's chronically incapable of curbing his self-destructive appetite, and his sister, who's buckling under the weight of the latest in a long series of his impossible demands.
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