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Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
In another major setback for efforts to develop an HIV vaccine, federal researchers have shut down a key clinical trial after an independent panel of safety experts determined that volunteers who got an experimental vaccine appeared to be slightly more...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSeeking 500 Washington County enrollees to participate in a 20- to 30-year study aimed at finding cancer cures, the American Cancer Society on Thursday hosted an enrollment kick off with the plan to start collecting information and local blood samples...
The Lake County Health Department recently named a new chief, hiring the Chicago Department of Public Health's first deputy commissioner to be its executive director, a spokesperson said. Antonio "Tony" Beltran will take over the position May 6 after...
The toll from China’s new strain of bird flu climbed to seven on Monday with the death of a 64-year-old retiree in Shanghai and the number of cases spread to 24, but officials expressed confidence the outbreak could be contained. The World...
Tags: Bird Flu, China, Respiratory Disease, Pneumonia, Flu
Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
SPRING STORM FUND Foundation accepts donations for storm recovery SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some Sioux Falls residents hit hard by the recent ice storm don't have the money to clean up the mess. That's why officials with the Sioux Falls Area...
When Alpa Patel's grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, he seemed healthy: The 64-year-old had been training for a triathlon when doctors found a lemon-size tumor in his brain. He died almost a year to the day from when he was diagnosed. Patel, only...
The Hartford CourantAnthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut agreed to pay $400,000 to psychiatrists and behavioral-health providers for services dating back to Jan. 1 and to reprocess thousands of claims, the state Insurance Department said Wednesday. At issue is...
President Obama once fretted about the prospect that girls as young as 10 or 11 could walk into a drugstore and buy emergency contraception pills as easily as "bubble gum or batteries." With his blessing, the Department of Health and Human Services...
Science trumped politics, but politics may still present problems for teens trying to purchase emergency contraception. “A lot of stuff is going to happen over the next 30 days,” said Dr. Cora Breuner, a pediatric medicine specialist at...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Teen Health, Sex Crimes, Health Insurance, Judges
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