Department of Health and Human Services

  • drug prices Jun 17

    Court Strikes Down Trump Rule That Drugmakers Disclose Price

    In a major legal setback for President Donald Trump on a high-profile consumer issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that his administration lacks the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads

  • alcohol Jan 14

    US Drinks More Alcohol Now Than Just Before Prohibition

    Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and increases in emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths tied to drinking. The stats aren’t all bad....

  • Representative Oct 28, 2019

    Homestead Child Migrant Detention Facility Shutting Down

    The Trump administration is shutting down one of the largest U.S. facilities for child migrants that had come under intense criticism from advocates and lawmakers.

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    Mothers Separated From Their Children at the Border Sue Trump Admin Over ‘Clear Abuse'

    After living without her mother for two months while in immigration custody last year, an eight-year-old girl from Guatemala can barely sleep at night unless her mother holds her tight. Another Guatemalan girl has recurring nightmares and often screams out for protection from people who might again separate her from her mother. The girl, 6, was taken away from her...

  • New Hampshire Aug 27, 2019

    Mosquitoes in NH Test Positive for West Nile Virus for 1st Time This Year

    A batch of mosquitoes in Manchester, New Hampshire, has tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year. The Department of Health and Human Services said the batch of mosquitoes was collected Aug. 21. The department is working with the city’s health department to notify residents of Manchester and those in surrounding towns.

  • New Hampshire Aug 12, 2019

    NH Officials Put Kibosh on Ice Cream Made From Raw Milk

    The state of New Hampshire has put the kibosh a farm stand’s ice cream made from raw milk. Jill Fudala said her ice cream made from goat milk and sold in cherry walnut, black raspberry and other flavors was a hit — until the state stepped in.

  • New Hampshire Aug 8, 2019

    Adult From NH Tests Positive for Mosquito- and Tick-Borne Viruses

    New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services says an adult from Kingston has tested positive for mosquito- and tick-borne viruses. The department said Thursday the adult tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and Powassan virus, transmitted by infected ticks. It’s the first time they’ve been identified in the state this year.

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2019

    Administration Pauses Enforcement of Abortion Restriction

    The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration’s enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually affect basic health services for many low-income women. A notice sent Saturday night to representatives of the...

  • DIRECTOR Jul 19, 2019

    Trump Officials Weigh Delay of Abortion Curbs, Sources Say

    The Trump administration has told federally funded family planning clinics it is considering a delay in enforcing a controversial rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. That comes after clinics had vowed defiance. Two people attending meetings this week between the Department of Health and Human Services and clinic representatives told The Associated Press that officials said the...

  • Maine Jul 15, 2019

    In Maine, Group Homes for Adults Struggle to Find Workers

    The waiting list for group homes for Maine adults with intellectual disabilities is 1,580 people deep as nonprofits struggle to find workers to staff homes. The Portland Press Herald reports that’s up from 110 in 2008, when reimbursement rates allowed nonprofits to pay above the minimum wage.

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Acusan a Empleado De Escuela Intermedia De Molestar a Estudiantes

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, seeking to expand insurance coverage across state lines through so-called association health plans. Those health plans will not exclude workers or charge more to those in poorer health, according to the White House.

  • New Hampshire Jul 4, 2019

    New Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Conway

    A new medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open in New Hampshire. The state Department of Health and Human Services has given a registration certificate to the Sanctuary Alternative Treatment Center in Conway.

  • NBC News Jun 5, 2019

    Trump Admin Weighing Plan to House Migrant Children at Fort Benning Military Base

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to house migrant children at Fort Benning, a busy military base in Georgia, a Department of Defense spokesman told NBC News. The Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for sheltering immigrant children who cross the border without their parents, is currently operating near capacity, resulting in a backlog of children...

  • NBC News Jun 5, 2019

    Trump Admin Weighing Plan to House Migrant Children at Fort Benning Military Base

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to house migrant children at Fort Benning, a busy military base in Georgia, a Department of Defense spokesman told NBC News. The Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for sheltering immigrant children who cross the border without their parents, is currently operating near capacity, resulting in a backlog of children...

  • New Hampshire May 23, 2019

    New Hampshire Child Didn't Have Measles, But Vaccine Reaction

    New Hampshire public health officials say additional testing suggests a child initially diagnosed with measles actually had a rare reaction to a vaccine that resembled a real measles virus infection. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release the child was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed others to infection at three locations...

  • New Hampshire Apr 16, 2019

    1 Dead as NH Hepatitis A Outbreak Accelerates

    New Hampshire health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that has already claimed one life in the state is accelerating. The Department of Health and Human Services says they’ve seen 33 hepatitis A diagnoses in March alone. Since November of 2018, 79 people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, compared to an average of six or seven people annually in...

  • New Hampshire Apr 10, 2019

    Legionnaires' Disease Resulted in Up to 49 Cases in NH: Report

    New Hampshire is requiring more tests for Legionnaires’ disease at a hotel in Hampton before warning signs can be removed from the hotel lobby.

  • Governor Mar 13, 2019

    NH Commission to Address Mental Health, Criminal Justice

    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed three executive orders to implement parts of the state’s new 10-year mental health plan. The orders signed Tuesday are aimed at improving services for people with mental illness who are accused of crimes, boosting recruitment and retention of mental health workers and better measuring the state’s performance in delivering care.

  • Congress Feb 23, 2019

    Trump Bars Clinic Referrals, Setting Up Abortion Obstacles

    The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same locations as...

  • New Hampshire Feb 5, 2019

    NH in Early Stages of Hepatitis A Outbreak: Health Officials

    New Hampshire health officials say they’re seeing an increase in hepatitis A cases over the past three months, and they’re concerned about the start of an outbreak. The Department of Health and Human Services says they’ve seen 13 people diagnosed with acute hepatitis A infections over that time, including seven in January. That compares to an average of six...

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