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Lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills for -- and against -- vaccinations

Jan 19, 2020 , CNN Health
At a time when almost everything is politicized, vaccination has planted itself squarely on the national stage, where a push and pull between science and skepticism is playing out in statehouses across the country....
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Czech Republic reports first H5N8 bird flu case in three years

Jan 19, 2020 , Reuters
The Czech Republic has its first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a poultry farm in the country's central region, the State Veterinary Administration said on Saturday....
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AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

Jan 18, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00...
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U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports

Jan 18, 2020 , Reuters
The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected 45 more, public health officials said on Friday....
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College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It's Legal

Jan 18, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It's LegalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00...
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State Highlights: Denver, D.C. Clear Homeless Camps; Utah Governor Abruptly Ends Distribution Of Condoms With Suggestive Phrases On Wrappers

Jan 18, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, District of Columbia, Utah, Massachusetts, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, South Dakota, Connecticut, Florida, Texas, New York, Missouri, and...
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Bares Insecurities As She Details Her Experience With Alopecia, Baldness

Jan 18, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
“I felt naked, exposed, vulnerable,” said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). She also felt that she was participating in cultural betrayal because of all the young girls who looked up to her as a congresswoman who wore braids. “I felt like I owed those little girls an explanation.” Scientists are not sure what causes the immune system to attack healthy hair follicles, but over six million people in the United States have the...
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Locust plague devastates crops in Horn of Africa

Jan 18, 2020 , Reuters
Ethiopian farmer Ahmed Ibrahim batted empty water bottles at a swarm of desert locusts the size of his palms that were devouring his field of khat - the mildly narcotic leaf that is his family's main source of income....
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Can House Ways And Means Committee Break Through Gridlock On Hill Over Surprise Medical Bills?

Jan 18, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The issue of protecting patients from surprise medical bills has been looked at as a rare problem that may draw a bipartisan compromise. But lawmakers have yet to settle on who gets stuck with the bill if not the patients. The House Ways and Means committee is just the latest to try put forward legislation. In other health care industry and costs news: air ambulance coverage, state's efforts on surprise billing, CEOs' earnings, Medicare payments, and more....
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Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths

Jan 18, 2020 , WebMD
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country, and African American women like Kira are overly...
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Are Doctors Throwing Away Potential Donor Kidneys?

Jan 18, 2020 , WebMD
Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study...
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Tensions Escalate Over Planned Pro-Gun Rally In Virginia’s Capital After FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis

Jan 18, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Gov. Ralph Northam has already declared a state of emergency and has temporarily banned firearms from Capitol Square in Richmond ahead of Monday's gun rally, which has drawn national attention among the pro-gun rights movement....
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Utah governor asks state's health department to take the sexual innuendos off of free condoms

Jan 17, 2020 , CNN Health
The state of Utah is hoping to distribute condoms, just not the innuendos that were printed on them....
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Your Fitbit could help health officials predict flu outbreaks in real-time

Jan 17, 2020 , CNN Health
Researchers reviewed de-identified data from users wearing Fitbits and found that they were able to do real-time flu prediction at the state level....
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CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce

Jan 17, 2020 , WebMD
But as of Wednesday, the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to the lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said in a...
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Brazil reports third death from suspected poison craft beer

Jan 17, 2020 , Reuters
A third person has died in Brazil of suspected poisoning from a batch of craft beer contaminated with a toxic chemical used in antifreeze and other products, police in the state of Minas Gerais said on Thursday....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Trump Takes Credit Where It Isn’t Due

Jan 17, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
President Donald Trump says he “saved” popular protections for preexisting conditions, even though his administration is in court asking them to be struck down. Meanwhile, Democrats who want to run against Trump in the fall continue to argue among themselves over health issues. And Kansas may become the next state to expand Medicaid. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Shefali Luthra of Kaiser Health News join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this and...
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An Emotional Day In Maryland’s State Legislature As 3 Gun Hearings Draw Advocates From Both Sides Of Debate

Jan 17, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The Maryland bills address background checks, buy-back programs, and restrictions on AM-15 rifles. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in Virginia ahead of a pro-gun rally at the Capitol....
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1 in 5 deaths globally are due to sepsis, study says

Jan 17, 2020 , CNN Health
Worldwide sepsis infections and deaths are double what was previously estimated, a new study says. Sepsis also remains the most common cause of in-hospital deaths in the United States, costing the country $24 billion a year....
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An Unlikely Coalition Of Conservatives Comes Together To Urge North Carolina To Expand Medicaid

Jan 17, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
A group of business leaders, law enforcement and county officials, all of whom identified themselves as conservative or Republican, say the state has been missing out on an opportunity to help people. While elsewhere red states are starting to be won over to the promises of expansion, in North Carolina opposition remains. Medicaid news comes out of Florida and Kansas as well....
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