Health News

July 02, 2018 - 9:07 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is cutting dental and vision coverage for nearly a half-million Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services calls the cuts an "unfortunate consequence" of Friday's ruling...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, LGBT activists shout slogans during a rally against a planned revision to Indonesia's criminal code that would criminalize unmarried and gay sex outside the Parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia. The death of a 20-year-old man with HIV who died after "effectively committed suicide" by stopping anti-viral medication is a sign of an out of control but little acknowledged epidemic of HIV among gay men in Indonesia that researchers say is now being fueled by a gay hate climate fostered by the country's conservative political and religious leaders. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
July 02, 2018 - 1:48 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Disowned by his father and ill-equipped to deal with the stigma of HIV/AIDS, a young man who died in the central Indonesian city of Yogyakarta early this year had "effectively committed suicide" by stopping anti-viral medication, according to a doctor familiar with the...
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People march in central London to mark the 70th anniversary of the forming of the National Health Service (NHS), Saturday June 30, 2018. Various unions and interested groups gathered Saturday to celebrate the forming of the NHS and call for better funding for the British health service. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 6:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Health Service is making plans to ensure that medical supplies will be available if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal. NHS chief Simon Stevens says Sunday there's "significant planning" underway to make sure the NHS can cope with a no-deal...
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Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is photographed at the agency's headquarters in Atlanta, Thursday, June 28, 2018. The head of the nation’s top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. But in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Redfield said his views have changed. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 29, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. said his views have changed...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. Starting Sunday, July 1, 2018, drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft in New York will be able to get coverage for vision care as well as phone or video appointments with doctors, industry representatives announced. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 29, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are usually on their own when it comes to buying health insurance, but starting Sunday in New York they will now be able to get coverage for vision care as well as phone or video appointments with doctors, industry...
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June 28, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator says Louisiana's health department should press harder to correct problems found by auditors who say the agency does a poor job overseeing billions in Medicaid payments. Senate health committee chairman Fred Mills, a St. Martin Parish Republican, was...
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FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Thursday, June 28, 2018, U.S. health officials said tainted canal water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak, which started in the spring. Five people died. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say tainted canal water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak, which started in the spring. Five people died. The illnesses were previously traced to romaine...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 17, 2018 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who have been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. Harvard University neuroscientist Charles Nelson says Central-American children arriving with their families at the southern U.S. border have already endured the trauma of leaving their homes, some after violence or other threats, and faced the additional trauma of an arduous journey north. … That may increase their susceptibility to the hazards of separation at the border.” (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File)
June 28, 2018 - 6:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors have long known that separating families and other traumatic events can damage children's well-being. More recent research has shed some light on how that may happen: Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and "toxic stress," resulting in lasting psychological and...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, a pipeline carries water drawn from wells in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. Nestle has been offered a three-year permit to keep taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest, but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018, by the U.S. Forest Service allows the maker of Arrowhead bottled water to continue piping water from the Strawberry Creek watershed as it has done for decades. (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials offered Nestle, the maker of Arrowhead bottled water, a three-year permit on Wednesday to keep taking millions of gallons of water from a national forest in Southern California — but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer...
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In this June 21, 2018, photo, laboratory manager Emily Savage demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at CW Analytical Laboratories, in Oakland, Calif. California's new rules require testing of marijuana for pesticides and contaminants such as heavy metals, solvents and mold. They also say edibles must be tested to determine concentrations of the mind-altering ingredient THC. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap weed. Regulations being phased in six months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that pot sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading...
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