Medical News

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their...
HUGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials told residents of a small Colorado town not to shower or drink tap water Thursday because wells have been contaminated with marijuana's intoxicating chemical. Hugo, about 100 miles southeast of Denver on Colorado's plains, prohibits marijuana...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials are frustrated they haven't been able to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak on the island of Oahu. As of Wednesday, there are 74 confirmed cases. State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park says a major challenge to finding the source...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Thursday, calling it "a matter of social and economic justice." The...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their...
MIAMI (AP) — CORRECTS: Florida health officials have not ruled out sexual transmission in Miami-area woman's Zika infection. (Corrects APNewsAlert to reflect that a health department spokeswoman says her earlier statement was incorrect. She says she should have written that "...
MIAMI (AP) — Florida health officials rule out sex as well as travel in Miami-area woman's Zika infection.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington's attorney general on Thursday asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors. More than 50 workers have received medical evaluations after reporting exposure to...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington's attorney general and others are asking a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors. More than 50 workers have received medical evaluations after reporting exposure to...