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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nearly every U.S. governor pledged Wednesday to combat the opioid crisis that is leaving a trail of overdose deaths and misery in their states. At least 45 state governors signed on to the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction committing to fight the epidemic...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is becoming the nation's first city to require free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) signed the measures Wednesday. The City Council approved them last month...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half of U.S. states have a high prevalence of well water that's corrosive enough to leach lead from pipes, the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday. The findings were based on the broadest sampling yet of untreated groundwater from private wells supplying...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal study shows half of U.S. states have a high percentage of wells with water corrosive enough to leach lead from pipes. U.S. Geological Survey researchers said Wednesday their study was the largest yet of groundwater that supplies the 44 million...
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two dozen people were sickened in an apparent mass drug overdose on a New York City street corner, sparking warnings from police and health officials about the dangers of using K2, also known as synthetic marijuana. Calls started coming in Tuesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday cautioned top lawmakers that continued gridlock over legislation to combat the Zika virus could delay research and development of a vaccine to protect against Zika and tests to detect it. The warning came in a letter from...
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois health insurance co-op with 49,000 policyholders in the state has become the latest casualty among a dwindling group of nonprofit alternative insurers set up under the Affordable Care Act. Illinois regulators took steps Tuesday to shut down Land of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators are moving to shut down a struggling health insurance co-op with 49,000 Illinois policyholders. Illinois Department of Insurance officials announced Tuesday they are seeking a court order to take over Land of Lincoln Health and prepare the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The second-biggest selling drug in the world could get some cheaper competition in the U.S., after a federal panel endorsed an alternative version of the pricey medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. A panel of Food and...