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The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat. The foam was likely used around the country at certain airports, refineries...
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam. But most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat. The foam was likely used around the country at certain airports, refineries...
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian court has ordered a British consumer goods company to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller. The Federal Court ruled in December that...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found. Long wait times are a known problem at hospitals and health centers...
HONOLULU (AP) — State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services. The Hawaii bill would allow psychologists to prescribe medication if they undergo...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal investigators say access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times. A U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Thursday says long wait...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across the state, which could make it the second to raise its threshold to 21 years old. The higher age is already in effect in...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across the state, which could make it the second to raise its threshold to 21 years old. The higher age is already in effect in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Birth rates are falling dramatically for blacks and Hispanics teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens. The Hispanic teen birth rate fell by half over about eight years, and the black teen birth rate dropped nearly that...