Health

June 07, 2018 - 7:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery, a state court judge ruled Thursday, declaring a policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and its civil rights law. Carol Ann Beal of northwest Iowa and EerieAnna Good of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, a child plays beside a message board adorned with notes for loved ones who took their own lives during an Out of the Darkness Walk event organized by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Sawyer Point Park in Cincinnati. Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 07, 2018 - 4:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday. More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition, the Centers for Disease Control...
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June 07, 2018 - 2:40 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to a bill requiring able-bodied adults in the state's Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements, sending it to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature. Starting in 2020,...
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June 07, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs. A new government report says users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA. The U.S. is in the midst of its deadliest...
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June 07, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government reports says vaping held steady last year among high school students, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a booming e-cigarette brand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey did not specifically ask about Juul...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic. The White House said its first public service campaign would include several...
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A security person walks outside the U.S. consulate building in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have already hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said "a number of individuals" have been brought to the U.S. They are in addition to a U.S. worker in Guangzhou who was evacuated earlier, as the Trump administration had already disclosed. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)
June 07, 2018 - 8:31 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work in a southern Chinese city as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China. The...
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June 06, 2018 - 10:15 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 500,000 able-bodied, nonelderly adults in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program would have to work or meet related requirements to keep qualifying for government health insurance under a revised bill that cleared a major legislative hurdle on Wednesday and is...
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In this photo taken May 29, 2018, Juana Francisco loads her trunk with water purchased at WinCo. Officials in Salem, Ore., re-issued a limited no-drink warning Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for tap water in the state's capital city, reinstating guidelines lifted only days before advising medically sensitive groups to find other water sources. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 6:47 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A limited no-drink warning for tap water in and around the Oregon state capital was re-issued Wednesday, reinstating for at least two days guidelines advising medically sensitive people to find other water sources as a city spokesman acknowledged a lag in testing for toxins in...
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President Donald Trump shows off the "VA Mission Act" during a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 06, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering more patients to the private sector. At a Rose Garden...
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