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As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

ATLANTA (AP) — As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet. Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen […]
Tags: Health, Nation


Abortion rights protest held on Cannes Film red carpet

CANNES, France (AP) — Ahead of the premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women have demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Women, including the filmmakers, wore green and carried a large banner together while walking the Cannes carpet ahead of the premiere of Argentine director […]
Tags: Entertainment, Health, Movies, Nation


In abortion debates, female lawmakers recount their rapes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat […]
Tags: Health, Nation


King County woman diagnosed with measles in sixth Western Washington case

All six people spent time at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and the cases point to a common exposure from an unidentified person contagious with measles on April 25, likely in the morning, health officials said Friday.
Tags: Health, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

PHOENIX (AP) — Two companies that provide health care in jails and prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be fully healed before they can return to work, and firing them. A […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, United States, Phoenix


Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights and is about to do it again. Edwards is ready to sign legislation that would ban the procedure in his home state as early as six weeks of pregnancy, when the bill reaches his desk. […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Louisiana, Democratic Party, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Baton Rouge La


Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds

Sexual health organisations warn women will die if they are forced to seek DIY abortions‘We have to fight’: Alabama’s extreme abortion ban sparks wave of activismThe Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all funding to any overseas organisation or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it.The Mexico City policy, dubbed the ‘global gag’ by its critics, denies US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services o...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, US, Alabama, Society, World news, US news, US politics, Ronald Reagan, Mexico City, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Sexual health, Trump, Trump Administration


New ways to confront the scourge of mental illness are emerging

From ‘recovery colleges’ to school mindfulness lessons, our approach to the problem is shiftingHere in the UK, it’s been mental health week. These awareness bandwagons can get a bit much (International Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone?) but mental health affects us all – and mental disorders are still poorly understood, even by scientists.So it was an opportune moment for Guardian journalists to look at some of the new approaches to confronting this scourge of our times, from school experiments, a...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, World news, Mental Health, Migration


US more anti-abortion than other developed countries - global poll

America on a par with India and Turkey, with almost half finding abortion unacceptableThe US is much more hostile to abortion than other countries in the developed world, with more Americans opposed to terminations than supportive, according to a survey of 23 of the world’s biggest countries.The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism survey, which was conducted before this week’s move in Alabama to impose the strictest abortion legislation anywhere in the US, found 46% of Americans said abortion was unaccep...
Tags: Health, India, Women, US, Alabama, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Turkey, US news, Global development, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Reproductive rights (developing countries, YouGov Cambridge Globalism


Health departments warned over sling used in nursing homes that can cause bed sores

All Day Sling’s maker ordered to update usage instructions over concerns for patientsA safety alert has been issued to all state and territory health departments following concerns that nursing homes, residential homes and hospitals are misusing a medical device that can inflict bed sores and welts on patients. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued the warning after an investigation into the All Day Sling, made by Arjo Australia. The sling is placed underneath patients in beds or whe...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Aged Care


UK should consider 'no jab, no school' policy, Italian study says

British experts dissent, saying compulsion ‘may work in some countries but it is not for us’The UK should consider a “no jab, no school” policy for all small children, researchers have said after finding that current immunisation rates will not keep measles outbreaks at bay.The research comes from Italy, which brought in mandatory vaccination before primary school in 2017 because of low immunisation rates and measles outbreaks. France did the same in 2018. Populist politicians have opposed manda...
Tags: Health, UK, France, Society, UK News, Italy, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation


Q&A: Measles and what to do if you’ve been exposed

What is measles? Measles is a very serious disease that causes fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body. One in 10 children who contracts the measles gets an ear infection; one in 20 gets pneumonia. Pregnant women may miscarry or give birth prematurely if they get measles. There is no specific […]
Tags: Health, News, Local News, Northwest


Amid measles outbreak, Issaquah High staff scramble to locate vaccine documentation

Issaquah High School will reopen Friday, but staff members won’t be able to return until they can provide the school district with documentation that they have had the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
Tags: Health, News, Local News, Northwest, Eastside, Issaquah High School, Issaquah High


Liver transplant rules spark open conflict among transplant centers

Hospitals and patients on the waiting list for livers in places such as Georgia, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri and elsewhere accused the government and the United Network for Organ Sharing of defying a judge's order to temporarily halt a new way of distributing those organs for transplant.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, United Network for Organ Sharing, Georgia Michigan Kansas Missouri


Dems push bill on Obamacare, drug prices toward House OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pushing legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices toward House passage. The bill seems to have been engineered with next year’s elections in mind. It has no chance of surviving in the Senate or getting President Donald Trump’s signature. The measure is forcing Republicans to […]
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Nation, House, Donald Trump


About 500 people — mostly children — test positive for HIV in Pakistani district; doctor arrested

Authorities say the HIV outbreak in Larkana was apparently started when a local physician, who has AIDS, infected patients in early April. The doctor was arrested, and police are trying to determine whether the spread of disease was intentional.
Tags: Health, News, World, Larkana, Pakistani


Aid group: More funds needed for Ebola safe burials in Congo

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international aid organization says it only has enough funding to continue safe burials for Ebola victims in eastern Congo for two more weeks. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Thursday that unless it gets more funding it won’t be able to continue providing support to […]
Tags: Health, News, Congo, Dakar Senegal


Cops: Woman forced friend’s 12-year-old to get birth control

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a woman accused of forcing her friend’s 12-year-old daughter to get a birth control implant in her arm without the mother’s permission. Valerie Marie Fullum is charged with two felony counts of endangering welfare of children and a misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering another person, according to […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, TURTLE CREEK Pa, Valerie Marie Fullum


Despite the hype, the CBD molecule is actually pretty amazeballs

CBD is definitely screaming up toward the peak of inflated expectations, but it's not pure grift: the actual molecule and the way it interacts with our bodies is pretty amazing. Writing in the New York Times Magazine, Moises Velasquez-Manoff dives deep into the history of therapeutic uses of CBD (which are necessarily small-scale and inconclusive, thanks to both legal prohibition and centuries of intense selective breeding to increase the THC content of marijuana, which downregulates produ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Hype, Weed, Canada, Fda, New York Times Magazine, Cbd, Mount Sinai, Hurd, MeFi, Yasmin Hurd, Moises Velasquez Manoff, Jeremy Kemp


You can pay someone to take a walk with you in Los Angeles now

You've heard of those dog-walking apps like Wag, where you can summon someone to go walk your dog? Now there's a thing like that but for humans in Los Angeles, California. Meet Chuck McCarthy, the People Walker. They're on Facebook, if you'd like to take a walk and don't wanna be lonely. “The affable art school graduate with a bushy beard and merry eyes mostly used to work on a laptop in a Hollywood coffee shop, trying to make ends meet by creating web GIFs and landing the occasional acting...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Post, Hollywood, News, Weird, Los Angeles, Walking, Los Angeles Times, Mccarthy, Walker, Los Angeles California, Palo Alto California, Take A Walk, Chuck McCarthy, Nita Lelyveld


We Don’t Have to Imagine the Consequences of Abortion Bans. We Just Have to Look to the Past

"If those laws are upheld, we can expect many of the old methods of enforcement to be re-enacted"
Tags: Health, News, Law, Opinion, Uncategorized


Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure go away, a study finds. The results suggest there’s a benefit from not waiting to address obesity. Researchers say longer study is […]
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Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. Senators voted 24-10 for the bill early Thursday. The proposed eight-week ban allows exceptions only in medical emergencies, not cases of […]
Tags: Health, News, Senate, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Gop, Missouri Senate, JEFFERSON CITY Mo


Kentucky starts appeal of ruling striking down abortion law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has started its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down a state abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. The Republican governor’s legal team filed a notice of appeal Wednesday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. […]
Tags: Health, News, Kentucky, Nation, Louisville, Matt Bevin, Ky AP, 6th U S Circuit Court of Appeals U S


What we know about taking patient consent in India: Notes from SFLC round-table on IT in Healthcare

MediaNama attended a round-table discussion on April 27th by SFLC.in on policy enabling Information Technology in healthcare. The round-table aimed to discuss questions around current and future regulation, the effect of government policy and technical aspects of providing healthcare using IT.... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Privacy, Government, India, Policy, Information Technology, Data Protection, Electronic Health Records, Consent, Ministry of Health, Medianama, Right To Privacy, SFLC


Personal Health Identifiers and the anonymization of health data: Notes from SFLC round-table on IT in Healthcare

MediaNama attended a round-table discussion on April 27th by SFLC.in on policy enabling Information Technology in healthcare. The round-table aimed to discuss questions around current and future regulation, the effect of government policy and technical aspects of providing healthcare using IT.... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Government, Data, Policy, Information Technology, Regulation, Data Protection, Electronic Health Records, Ministry of Health, Disha, Medianama, SFLC


$15 million gift will help build ‘affordable high-rise’ for Seattle’s chronically homeless

When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that’s not the most costly part of  King County’s response to homelessness. It’s permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It’s the most expensive way to house someone, but it’s […]
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, King County, Project Homeless


$15 million gift will help build ‘affordable high-rises’ for Seattle’s chronically homeless

When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that’s not the most costly part of  King County’s response to homelessness. It’s permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It’s the most expensive way to house someone, but it’s […]
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, King County, Project Homeless


Judge orders FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing the health effects of e-cigarettes. The ruling handed down Wednesday says the agency abdicated its legal duty when it postponed reviewing all U.S. vaping products by several years. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Fda


Alabama abortion ban: governor signs bill into law – live

New law is the most restrictive in the nation, making it a crime to perform the procedure at any stage of pregnancySign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.15pm BST Alabama’s Republican-controlled state senate passed yesterday the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, making it a crime to perform the procedure at any stage of pregnancy. Today, despite protests and lawsuits, governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law.Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protec...
Tags: Health, Republicans, US, Alabama, Society, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Abortion, Roe V Wade, Huawei, U S Supreme Court, Alabama Legislature, Tania Branigan, MONTGOMERY Ala AP



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