Health

High Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

A Supreme Court ruling this week could have a "chilling effect" on the many lawsuits filed in St. Louis claiming talcum powder causes a deadly form of cancer in women, including cases under appeal in which stricken women ...

Health

Mexico Senate passes medical pot bill; sent to lower house

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico.

Health

Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided

Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down—a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get ...

Health

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Illinois smokers

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Illinois smokers who sought reinstatement of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment in a long-running lawsuit against Philip Morris.

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Court approves Ontario's 1st doctor-assisted death

A Canadian judge on Thursday agreed that doctors may help a terminally ill man die, the first case in Ontario and the third in the country where someone has pursued an exemption to the law on assisted suicide under a recent ...

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