A federal judge on Monday granted a restraining order, temporarily preventing the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services from revoking the Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic’s state license to perform abortions. Under state law, the clinic would not have been allowed to perform abortions after its doctor lost privileges with University of Missouri Health Care.
Angioplasty accounted for $10 billion in health care costs last year. It works well at relieving chest pains and can save lives when performed during a heart attack. But for many, medications, exercise and improved diets are a better choice.
A $160 billion megamerger announced on Monday would turn U.S. pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer Inc. into an Irish drug company, using a controversial tactic that allows companies to dodge billions of dollars in corporate taxes by renouncing their U.S. citizenship.
The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up — middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed.