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Proposed changes to UK law risk increasing financial abuse

(2 days ago) Plans by the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice to modernize marriage law and Lasting Powers of Attorney aim to make procedures simpler …

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Compulsory vaccination: What does human rights law say

(3 days ago) No simple answer. As it is often the case in human rights law, there is no simple solution here. Compulsory vaccination is an interference with the human right of bodily integrity, which is a part

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Law enforcement news and latest updates

(7 days ago) Law enforcement agency In North American English, a Law enforcement agency ( LEA ) is an organisation that enforces the law. Outside North America, such organisations are called police services.

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A universal law of physiology emerges from a professor's

(6 days ago) A universal law of physiology emerges from a professor's research. University of Toronto Engineering professor Willy Wong has discovered a mathematical relationship in the sensory adaption

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Law professor news and latest updates

(5 days ago) Why COVID-19 immunity passports may violate US law. As the COVID-19 crisis wreaks havoc across the globe, a handful of countries, including Germany, Chile and the United States, are mulling the

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Lockdown-shy Sweden passes pandemic law

(6 days ago) Sweden's parliament on Friday passed a pandemic law giving the government new powers to curb the spread of COVID-19 in a country that has controversially relied on mostly non-coercive measures to

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Patent law could curb unethical human-genome editing

(2 days ago) Patent law could create an “ethical thicket” that discourages access to the medically and ethically dubious practice of heritable human-genome editing, said Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of

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By law, hospitals now must tell Medicare patients when

(5 days ago) Under a new federal law, hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted - …

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Connecticut handgun licensing law associated with 40

(9 days ago) The Connecticut law requires all prospective handgun purchasers to apply for a permit in person with the local police regardless of whether the seller of the handgun is a licensed dealer or

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COVID-19 data sharing with law enforcement sparks concern

(3 days ago) Law enforcement officials say they have long been entrusted with confidential information—such as social security numbers and criminal history. …

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Congress passes immunosuppressive drug coverage expansion

(4 days ago) The US Senate passed the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act as part of a broad year-end legislative package, extending Medicare coverage of life

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Nurse leaders instrumental in new state law ensuring clean

(Just Now) The new law requires hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Illinois adopt policies to ensure the elimination of surgical smoke plume with an appropriate evacuation system for …

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Science, law and the 'badly behaved' child

(7 days ago) Dr O'Connell and colleague Professor Isabel Karpin, from the Law School at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), are in the midst of …

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Italy targets unvaccinated with restrictions as cases rise

(1 days ago) A new government decree also made vaccinations mandatory for law enforcement, military and all school employees, among others. Previously, vaccines were only …

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Study examines 'red flag' gun laws and state efforts to

(7 days ago) "Red flag" gun laws—which allow law enforcement to temporarily remove firearms from a person at risk of harming themselves or others—are gaining attention at …

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Studying implications of policy and law for treatment of

(7 days ago) Studying implications of policy and law for treatment of substance use disorders. by Kristie Auman-Bauer, Pennsylvania State University. Credit: CC0 …

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US law to make calorie counts hard to ignore

(Just Now) The law will also apply to foods sold in vending machines, specifically those that do not have visible calorie listings on the front of the package. The requirements will be enforced by the FDA

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The patently obvious need to protect COVID-19 vaccine

(7 days ago) The patently obvious need to protect COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property. Kelli Larson of the School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn

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Anti-smoking law helps waiters to quit smoking

(8 days ago) Anti-smoking law helps waiters to quit smoking. The results confirm that 5 percent of waiters have stopped smoking. Credit: SINC. Researchers from …

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Some vaccines should be mandatory but not COVID-19, says

(5 days ago) Canada should have a mandatory vaccination policy for childhood infectious diseases where vaccines are freely available, according to a University of Alberta health law expert, but not for

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Updated abortion law data show continued litigation and

(6 days ago) The State Abortion Bans dataset captured by the Center for Public Health Law Research’s Policy Surveillance Program tracks statutes, regulations, case …

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Study identifies barriers to physician adoption of federal

(4 days ago) Enacted in 2018, the Federal RTT law was created as a new and parallel pathway to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Expanded Access Programs (EAPs).

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New NJ law helps women with dense breast tissue get

(9 days ago) Advocates claim the law is a step "in the right direction" but falls woefully short after it was watered down in the state Assembly. The law pertains to women who have dense breast tissue - a

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Vaccine mandates for NZ's health and education workers are

(8 days ago) Citation: Vaccine mandates for NZ's health and education workers are now in force, but has the law got the balance right? (2021, November 16) retrieved 25 November 2021 from https://medicalxpress

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More turn to abortion pills by mail, with legality uncertain

(2 days ago) The Montana law, for example, mandates a 20-year prison term, a $50,000 fine, or both to anyone who mails pills to a state resident. Pregnant …

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Study shows first responders at higher risk of COVID-19

(6 days ago) Data from an ongoing research study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences show that first responders—including firefighters, law enforcement, …

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Parity law improved medicaid acceptance at substance use

(2 days ago) The law went into effect in 2010, but little has been known about its impact on treatment for SUD, notes Geissler, assistant professor of health policy management in …

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China plans reforms to organ donation rules

(6 days ago) "The number of organ donors is very low and the law falls short of creating an opt-out system, which is the only way to tackle social taboos around the topic," he said.

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General Mills to label products with GMOs ahead of Vt. law

(Just Now) General Mills said Friday it will start labeling products across the country that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a law set to go into effect in Vermont.

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Law requiring release of health information upheld

(1 days ago) The state law requires the release of relevant protected health information so that the prospective defendant may obtain documents and conduct …

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Swiss seen approving COVID restrictions as infections rise

(9 days ago) 6 hours ago · The vote on the country's "COVID-19 law," which also has unlocked billions of Swiss francs in aid for workers and businesses hit by the pandemic, …

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Updated abortion law data show an active year for

(1 days ago) The landscape of abortion law in the United States saw increase in targeted restrictions in 2019, but also some efforts to protect access by state governments and courts, according to data

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Californians strongly back vaccine law in new statewide poll

(7 days ago) Californians strongly support a state law creating new oversight of vaccine medical exemptions for schoolchildren in a statewide poll released Monday, with backing across a …

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Oregon's new birth control law increases access, but more

(7 days ago) "This law is a step forward for contraceptive access. Yet, Oregon women can only obtain two types of hormonal contraception - oral contraceptive pills and hormonal patches - …

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Obama, citing his smoking woes, signs tobacco law

(3 days ago) Obama, citing his smoking woes, signs tobacco law. President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of Congress, and others, signs the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Monday, June

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Bill to fight U.S. opioid crisis signed into law

(6 days ago) Bill to fight U.S. opioid crisis signed into law. (HealthDay)—A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed …

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Coronavirus: Why the law on morphine should be loosened

(7 days ago) Coronavirus: Why the law on morphine should be loosened. It may seem odd to want regulations on controlled drugs, such as morphine, to be loosened in …

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China passes law to curb abuse of mental hospitals

(1 days ago) The law standardizes mental health care services, requiring general hospitals to set up special outpatient clinics or provide counseling, and calls for the training of more doctors.

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Medical aid in dying: Is Quebec's law too restrictive

(2 days ago) Quebec's legislation on medical aid in dying has many aspects in common with laws passed in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2002 to regulate euthanasia, but it …

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Questions remain as Ohio medical marijuana law takes effect

(7 days ago) The law creates a Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to help develop regulations and make recommendations for putting a medical marijuana …

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Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

(5 days ago) The website is photographed in Washington on Dec. 15, 2017. A burst of sign-ups is punctuating the end of a tumultuous year for …

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Missing medication doses can bring serious consequences

(3 days ago) Missing medication doses can bring serious consequences. According to the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, 7.7 million Pennsylvanians live with at …

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Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

(6 days ago) The law requires physicians at all five abortion clinics in Louisiana to obtain privileges to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles (80 kilometers) of the clinic where the doctor works.

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Washington state law on behavioral care balances parental

(4 days ago) The law's provisions were shaped by recommendations from a work group established by the state legislature that included behavioral health care providers, advocates for children and parents.

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Laws, incentives and mindset changes that could reduce

(2 days ago) Laws, incentives and mindset changes that could reduce lethal medical errors. Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a spine surgeon so reckless, incompetent or impaired that …

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