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Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state. Gov. C.L....

Chron, yesterday, 20:57

Q&A: The debate over the 'right to try' experimental drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The idea is a political crowd-pleaser with a catchy slogan: giving desperately ill patients the "right to try" experimental medicines. Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday became the latest group of...

Chron, yesterday, 13:10

Study: Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thought

Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an

Chron, Wednesday, 17:41

Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading AIDS researcher was picked Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency. Dr. Robert Ray Redfield Jr., who rose to prominence in the 1980s as a top researcher

Chron, Wednesday, 17:41

Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them

Chron, Wednesday, 15:26

Russia: Asking permission before taking organs is 'inhumane'

At least two lawsuits filed at a top European court claim Russia violated Europe's Human Rights Convention by removing organs from the recently dead without telling relatives. Russia's response: Asking relatives' permission would be...

Chron, Wednesday, 04:22

Brazil to vaccinate entire country against yellow fever

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's health minister says the country is expanding its campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever to cover the entire country. Ricardo Barros says that by including the final four of Brazil's 27 states, nearly 78 million peopl

Chron, Tuesday, 21:35

Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gown

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesd

Chron, Tuesday, 19:57

US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The Fo

Chron, Tuesday, 14:10

The Latest: Lawyers debate 15-week abortion ban in court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks' gestation — the strictest in the nation (all times local): 11 a.m. A federal judge has heard arguments from attorneys seeking and opposing an order that would tempora

Chron, Tuesday, 12:34

Donors raise $560 million for Gaza water treatment plant

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says international donors have raised 456 million euros ($560 million) to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water. At a pledging conference in Brussels on

Chron, Tuesday, 10:08

Quick challenge for Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nation's most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi's governor. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves late Monday scheduled arguments Tuesday morning

Chron, Tuesday, 00:21

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the ru

Chron, Monday, 22:38

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation's toughest

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are

Chron, Monday, 19:29

Abortion impasse could shut down effort to reduce premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. On Monday,

Chron, Monday, 16:23

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