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3429 Articles Matching "states"

EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Harm in Children

Jul 20, 2019 , WebMD
Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced...
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Georgia Governor Wants To Help Uninsured Without Expanding Medicaid. A State-Funded Report Shows How Tough That Will Be.

Jul 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The report by consulting giant Deloitte found that an estimated 1.5 million residents lack health insurance and that Georgia trails other states, even those that also have not expanded Medicaid, in covering low-income residents. Medicaid news comes out of Iowa, Florida and Alaska, as well....
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Heat Bakes the Nation, Here Are Some Safety Tips

Jul 20, 2019 , WebMD
Across two-thirds of the United States, over 115 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is already in effect, and 290 million will see temperatures soar past 90 degrees at some point in the next week, USA Today reported...
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Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

Jul 19, 2019 , WebMD
An E. coli outbreak in the United States that's linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state...
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Viewpoints: Safe-Store Practices For Guns Would End Many Tragic, Unintentional Shootings; States Need To Ensure Opioid Settlements Go Toward Public Health

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these and other public health...
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Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades

Jul 19, 2019 , WebMD
For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last...
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People Keep Using Car Sticker Analogy To Argue For Drug Price Transparency. Here’s Why The Comparison Doesn’t Work.

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The common comparison of having increased transparency in drug pricing to forcing car companies to add sticker prices is flawed because it overstates the usefulness of the knowledge by implying that patients have much more power to act — to shop around or negotiate — than they actually do. In other pharmaceutical news: lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, money for a biotech firm, and a CBO projection on the Senate's drug pricing bill....
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Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

Jul 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2019 12:00:00...
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The Largest And Wealthiest Population Segment In The World Is Not In The United States By 2030. Where Is It?

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
Gen Z may be rising and Millennials may be putting their imprint on the world but Baby Boomers still rule. Where will the the wealthiest population segment be found in...
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Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

Jul 18, 2019 , WebMD
When states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research...
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Curaleaf expands to Midwest with Grassroots acquisition as more states legalize recreational pot

Jul 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Curaleaf Executive Chairman Boris Jordan said the deal fills out Curaleaf's U.S. footprint, adding the next frontier is...
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Kids Sent to Foster Care Doubles Due to Opioids

Jul 17, 2019 , WebMD
The number of kids placed in foster care in the United States due to parental drug use has more than doubled over the past two decades, rising to nearly 96,700 in 2017 from about 39,100 in...
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Stricter gun laws tied to fewer childhood gun deaths

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with tighter restrictions on the purchase and use of guns and ammunition may have fewer children die from shootings, a new study suggests....
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U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992....
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U.N. calls for hundreds of millions in more aid to fight Ebola

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak could last much longer and cost far more in money and lives unless U.N. member states inject hundreds of millions of dollars now, U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told Reuters on Monday....
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West Nile Virus Spreading: How To Prevent Infection

Jul 15, 2019 , Forbes
West Nile Virus activity has already appeared in 26 states and human cases in these 10...
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Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

Jul 13, 2019 , WebMD
Each year in the United States, pneumonia sends 1 million adults to the hospital. The new study examined the medical records of 6,500 pneumonia patients treated at 43 Michigan hospitals. Of those, 60% were interviewed by phone within a month after they left the...
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30 States Sign $10.4M Agreement With Premera Blue Cross Over Data Breach Impacting Millions

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, bank account information and health data, was exposed to hackers for ten months in 2014 and 2015. “It’s horrifying to think that for nearly one entire year, a hacker had access to the sensitive health records and personal data of millions of Americans,” said Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. The lawsuit claimed Premera knew it had security problems and failed to fix them....
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Johnson & Johnson to test experimental HIV vaccine in U.S., Europe

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it plans to conduct a late-stage study of its investigational vaccine for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in several countries across the Americas and Europe, including the United States....
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CMS Wants To Ease Obama-Era Rule That Requires States Show Their Fee-For-Service Payment Rates Are Adequate

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
State officials had complained that the 2015 rule imposed excessive administrative burdens. Medicaid news comes out of Iowa and California, as well....
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