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Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion....

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:28 PM EDT

Health Officials Warn of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Rockport Seafood Restaurant

Health Officials Warn of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Rockport Seafood Restaurant

State health officials are warning of possible hepatitis A exposure for anyone who recently ate at a Rockport, Massachusetts seafood restaurant. The Department of Public Health is urging anyone who ate cold or...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM EDT

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, a...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM EDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:37 AM EDT

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

During a recent walk in the woods, Stephanie Tait moved slowly, leaning into her cane when necessary, and pausing to take a break every few steps. She is 34 years old. Tait, a mother of two in Salem,...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:08 PM EDT

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 06:08 AM EDT

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states. The Tennessean reports the Thursday announcement says five people have been...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 01:48 PM EDT

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 01:39 PM EDT

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri...

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