Reuters – Alaska’s top court rejects parental notice for abortions
An Alaska law requiring doctors to notify the parents of girls under the age of 18 seeking an abortion violates the state’s constitution and cannot be enforced, the state’s top court ruled on Friday. The 4-1 decision marks a long-awaited victory for Planned Parenthood and other abortion-rights advocates in Alaska who argued the 2010 law violates the privacy of pregnant teens. It also comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in the strongest endorsement of abortion rights in America in more than two decades.

PR Newswire – CVS Health Makes Overdose-Reversal Drug Available Without A Prescription At All CVS Pharmacy Locations in Texas
CVS Health announced today that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas. CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Texas that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the state. “Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our Texas pharmacies by the use of a physician’s standing order for patients without a prescription, we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Pharmacy. “We are dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent drug abuse and we are expanding access to naloxone to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery.”

FOX News – Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset
Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. Losing interest in favorite activities? Getting unusually anxious, aggressive or suspicious? Suddenly making crude comments in public? “Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging,” said Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the University of Calgary, who presented the checklist at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto.

The Huffington Post – Ending AIDS begins with community engagement
The world’s largest conference on a global health or development issue has just ended. The issue at hand was HIV and AIDS prevention. For decades, HIV/AIDS has been an urgent global challenge, and yet an event of this magnitude – dedicated solely to it – would have been unimaginable not long ago. More than 18,000 delegates gathered together in Durban, South Africa, and the drive and determination to reach those who lack access to comprehensive HIV treatment, prevention, care and support services was immeasurable. The glaring question in today’s fight against this heartbreaking disease is this – how do countries reach those who are still left behind, even now?

Nature World News – Alcohol Could Cause 7 Types of Cancer, Study Finds
Alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, a new analysis found. According to Jennie Conor from the University of Otago in New Zealand, alcohol is estimated to have led to half a million cancer-related deaths in 2012 alone. This already constitutes 5.8 percent of cancer deaths worldwide. The study, which was published in the scientific journal Addiction, found credible evidence that conclude that drinking alcohol is a direct cause of cancer of the colon, breast, and several other types aside from liver cancer, of which it is most associated with.