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    Despite legal abortion in Great Britain, women cite access barriers, new research finds

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from… [...]

    Clear tactics, but few easy solutions, for hospitals combating ransomware

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Especially cruel hackers know that lives are on the line when they hold a hospital’s computer systems hostage, as they did in the May 12 attack dubbed WannaCry, which locked down many overseas hospitals with the demand for a ransom. In a new article in… [...]

    Student group achieves legal victory for clinical research transparency

    Original @ Science-technology & Health On Sept. 11, Yale’s Treatment Action Group and the Global Health Justice Partnership won an important legal victory for clinical research transparency. [...]

    Legal weed—what your kids really need to know

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Weed, pot, grass, marijuana—or cannabis to use the proper terminology—will be legal in Canada from July 1, 2018. Anyone over the age of 18 will be able to walk into a store and buy up to 30 grams of regulated product. While most Canadians approve of this new policy, many also believe the law will fail to stop more children using the drug. [...]

    Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey’s selfie photo

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question. [...]

    Reaper Drones Flying to Monitor Harvey, Irma Aftermath

    Original @ Defensetech Editor’s Note: This story was updated to correct information provided by Air Force Lt. Gen Scott Rice about the type of drones the U.S. government… [...]

    US court rejects Qualcomm bid to limit Apple lawsuits

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A US federal judge Friday rejected an effort by Qualcomm to limit legal challenges from Apple in the contentious patent battles between the two California technology giants. [...]

    Study finds legal cannabis may reduce use of dangerous prescription drugs

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The United States is in the midst of a major drug epidemic. Stories continue to roll in daily about the lives claimed by prescription and non-prescription drug overdoses. The numbers are staggering. Opioids alone (including prescription pain killers an… [...]

    Study demonstrates courts’ critical, underappreciated role in climate policy

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) have identified that the number of federal and state climate lawsuits has been growing since 2006 in the most extensive study to date on the nature and impact of judicial resolutions of legal actions… [...]

    Top ‘streamripping’ site shuts after music business suits

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The most popular “streamripping” site, in which millions of users have converted YouTube videos into audio files, shut down Thursday faced with a legal campaign by the music industry. [...]