The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with local Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly big-government approach that would have the state directly oversee most sales —…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
While other studies have shown minorities living with more pollution, this study is one of the first to combine buying habits and exposure into one calculation of inequity.
By PBS NewsHour
The Great Lakes are an indispensable source of drinking water for more than 48 million people in the U.S. and Canada. But in six large cities on the shorelines, residents are facing a cost crisis. WBEZ reporter Maria Ines Zamudio…
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years and alarmed infectious disease experts who said tetanus is almost unheard of in the U.S. since widespread immunization began in the 1940s.
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
Over 200 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. in the past few months. About half of them occurred in the Pacific Northwest, leading Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare an emergency and the state legislature to propose…
By Associated Press
Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency's response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping.
By David Crary, Associated Press
The new rule, announced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services, would prohibit family planning clinics funded by the federal Title X program from making abortion referrals — a provision that critics denounce as a "gag rule."…
By Joshua Barajas
An Ohio teen who said he went his entire life without numerous vaccines testified before Congress on the dangers of misinformation and ideas that fuel the anti-vaxxer movement and put many young people at risk.
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's gene mutation and HIV resistance.
By Laura Santhanam
Some people in the early stages of Alzheimer's are likely falling through the cracks and developing more advanced symptoms because their illness isn't caught and treated soon enough, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association and medical experts.
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