Topic - Health

Health is the general condition of a person in all aspects.It is also a level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism, often implicitly human. - Source: Wikipedia

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  • ** FILE ** In this March 12, 2013, file photo, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks at a 64-ounce cup, as  Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos, left, stands behind him, during a news conference at the cafe in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    New York City supersize soda ban a no-go, says state's highest court

    New York's highest court put the final stamp of disapproval Thursday on former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban big soda sales within city boundaries — striking a loss for nanny state governance.

  • Okla. House passes abortion clinic standards bill

    A bill that would impose strict new state regulations and requirements on abortion providers in Oklahoma easily won the approval of the state House on Thursday.

  • Dayton splits with health commissioner on e-cigs

    After Gov. Mark Dayton publicly broke with his Health Department commissioner over the extent of regulation needed on electronic cigarettes, lawmakers took a step Wednesday toward removing a proposed ban on indoor use in public places.

  • Terry McAuliffe has made a point that Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's comments about the lesbian and gay community are inimical to economic growth. The numbers, however, say Virginia has done well in the past four years under GOP leadership. (Associated Press)

    Terry McAuliffe vows to use mysterious 'guidance opinion' to help Virginia abortion clinics

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is telling supporters that as Virginia governor he would issue a "guidance opinion" that would exempt existing abortion clinics from complying with strict new health and safety standards. The only problem: State officials say there is no such thing as a guidance opinion and that governors have no such formal authority.

  • Illustration Abortion Numbers by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    COBB: How abortion industry threatens women's health

    When you go to the doctor's office, walk-in clinic or outpatient-surgery facility, you expect the facility to be an environment that meets basic standards of health and safety. You assume the staff is well-trained, the examining room is clean, and the equipment sterilized.

  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Virginia joins pro-life wave with abortion clinic rules

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed off on permanent regulations that will hold abortion clinics to the same building standards as hospitals, joining Arizona and Michigan as states looking to tighten their abortion-facility standards to among the most stringent in the nation.

  • NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants

    New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity but condemned by others as a blatant intrusion into people's lives by a busybody mayor.

  • Anti-abortion group releases Va. clinic inspection records

    The first state inspections of abortion clinics under Virginia's new regulations revealed unsafe and "utterly disgusting" conditions such as spilled blood and fetal remains in the bottom of a freezer, a conservative organization said Wednesday.

  • NYC ban on big sodas could face legal test

    If New York City bans big sodas, what's next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak?

  • NYC health board likes big drink ban proposal

    New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.

  • Virginia House Speaker William Howell (right) talks with Delegate Christopher Stolle (second from right) as Delegates Mark Cole (third from right), Kathy Byron (third from left), Robert Orrock (second from left) and David Toscano (left) discuss a bill that would end the state mandate for girls to receive the HPV vaccine during a House session at the Capitol in Richmond on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Va. House advances repeal of HPV mandate

    The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill repealing a mandate that young girls receive a vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is known to cause cervical cancer, before they enter the sixth grade.

  • Pro-choice advocates say Va. rules politically motivated

    Pro-choice groups say recently released draft regulations governing abortion clinics in Virginia would be the most stringent such measures in the country and are part of a politically motivated plot to undermine the rights of women to access abortions.

  • Delegate Robert G. Marshall (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

    Virginia issues long-awaited regulations for abortion clinics

    Pro-choice groups say recently released draft regulations governing abortion clinics in Virginia would be the most stringent such measures in the country and are part of a politically motivated plot to undermine the rights of women to access abortions.

  • Va. health department to release abortion-clinic regulations

    Pro-choice advocates say that they hope draft regulations from the Virginia Department of Health that impose hospitallike standards on the state's abortion clinics will not end up restricting access for women seeking abortions in the state.

  • Judge strikes down NYC's gruesome tobacco ads

    The city's campaign to scare smokers with grotesque images of decaying teeth or a diseased lung wherever tobacco products are sold was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge who concluded that only the federal government can dictate warnings that must accompany the promotion of cigarettes.

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