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Media outlets report on news from New Hampshire, California, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Virginia, New York, California, Missouri, Washington, Massachusetts, Ohio and Maryland.
Meanwhile in Delaware, the state Senate sent gun-control legislation to Gov. John Carney (D) for his approval. Six states have already passed similar “red flag” laws following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
In the stockpile outside D.C. and in several other places across the country there are rows of antibiotics, including the powerful medication Ciprofloxacin, vaccines for smallpox and anthrax and antivirals for a deadly influenza pandemic. In other public health news: stem cell therapy, kidney disease, broken heart syndrome, rapid-aging disease, and more.
Over the past five years, the rate of recidivism for those on conditional release in Oregon after a verdict of criminal insanity is 0.47 percent. By comparison, one report put the recidivism rate among all Oregon ex-inmates, whether mentally ill or not, at about 18 percent.
Dr. Jeffrey Veale is the first surgeon focused on making the re-use of transplanted kidneys routine. “We shouldn’t be discarding these young, healthy kidneys,” he says. In other news, the United Network for Organ Sharing, which has held a tight rein on organ donation in the United States, may be facing competition.
Florida has been on the watchlist of states that may expand Medicaid if a Democrat or amenable Republican wins the gubernatorial race. Republican Gov. Rick Scott rejected Medicaid expansion in 2015. Medicaid news comes out of Kansas and Rhode Island, as well.
Dr. Ronny Jackson has been accused of overseeing a hostile work environment where staff had to “walk on eggshells” around him, drinking while on overseas trips and then banging on a female employee’s hotel door, and doling out prescription medications with such frequency as to earn the moniker “the candy man.”
Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
Hospitals lure diabetes patients with self-management classes, but the education can come with a high price tag.
Marathons or other vigorous events are unlikely to make you vulnerable to colds afterward, according to a myth-busting review of the latest science.
Getting six kids out the door every morning is a lot of work. Luckily, we don’t do it. They do.
Rosie Zaballos liked to host playtime tea parties and was sweet to everyone she met. But her older brother worried that the 16-year-old, whom her family described as “a little slow,” might someday become pregnant. In his 30s and married, he had three kids of his own. And their mom was sick and needed help. …
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Garnett and Dave Mellen sent their 19-year-old daughter, Gita, off to college an hour away at Virginia Commonwealth University last fall, they didn’t expect to follow her. But in November, the family received notice that its monthly health insurance premium in Charlottesville would triple for 2018, from $1,200 to an unaffordable …
People almost never put on enough sunscreen, so using a higher SPF may be your best bet.
In “I Feel You,” Cris Beam examines how we come to feel one another’s pain.
Members of President Donald Trump’s legislative affairs team huddled Tuesday morning to discuss the nomination. After the meeting, a White House official said there were no current plans to withdraw Jackson’s name.
Colleges may emphasize the amount of aid awarded, rather than the actual cost of attending a school, financial aid experts say.
Editorial pages focus on these and other health topics.
Media outlets report on news from Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio, California and Iowa.
The issue of whether California should move toward a single-payer health system is proving to be a litmus test for candidates in the gubernatorial race. While some support it despite what they say are it’s flaws, others blast it as costly and unrealistic.
Scientists have found DNA structures that more resemble a tangled knot — and they seem like they may be fairly common in cells. In other public health news: “helicopter” children; E. coli; dirty scopes; and puberty.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have released guidelines in the midst of the country’s public health crisis over maternal deaths.
Medicaid supporters took the issue to Maine’s voters, who gave the green light to expansion. But Gov. Paul LePage (R) refuses to budge until lawmakers find a way to fund the program, leaving the state in limbo. Medicaid news comes out of Texas, Iowa and Missouri, as well.
Humana, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe had also previously announced plans to buy Kindred Healthcare’s hospice business.