Alabama transgender drug law blocked by judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that makes it a crime to prescribe puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the drug ban, which took effect May 8, while a … Read more

US finds 500 deaths in Native American boarding schools so far | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for more than a century sought to assimilate Native children into white society has identified more than 500 student deaths in the institutions , but officials say that figure could grow exponentially as research continues. The Interior Department report released … Read more

‘Roe’ under threat, California leans as abortion haven | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ADAM BEAM – Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats have accelerated their plan to make the nation’s most populous state a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, propelled by the release this week of an early draft a US Supreme Court ruling that sparked a wave of activism among the state’s vast network … Read more

‘Roe’ under threat, California leans as abortion haven | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ADAM BEAM – Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats have accelerated their plan to make the nation’s most populous state a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, propelled by the release this week of an early draft a US Supreme Court ruling that sparked a wave of activism among the state’s vast network … Read more

Hogan won’t release funds to expand abortion education | Health, Medicine and Fitness

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will not grant a request from the state comptroller on Wednesday to immediately make $3.5 million available to pay for training to prepare professionals for healthcare other than doctors to perform abortions when a new law takes effect this summer, a spokesperson said. Michael Ricci, the spokesman, … Read more

Homeless shelters are starting to see the value in making room for pets | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and battling addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white Chihuahua mix, with helping her avoid drugs and giving her a reason to … Read more

Homeless shelters work to end the choice between the streets and pets | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and battling addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white Chihuahua mix, with helping her avoid drugs and giving her a reason to … Read more

Kentucky Government: New Center Won’t Slow Medical Cannabis Review | Health and fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday that a newly created cannabis research center will not slow down his review of whether he has the power to single-handedly legalize medical marijuana – a decision that should take place this summer. The governor said he saw value … Read more

Kentucky Government: New Center Won’t Slow Medical Cannabis Review | Health and fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday that a newly created cannabis research center will not slow down his review of whether he has the power to single-handedly legalize medical marijuana – a decision that should take place this summer. The governor said he saw value … Read more

Kentucky gov asks input, weighing action on medical cannabis | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Kentucky gov asks input, weighing action on medical cannabis |  Health and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFURT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear revealed plans Thursday for a review of medical marijuana, signaling he’s considering whether to take matters into his own hands to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky. The Democratic Governor said he’ll seek grassroots input as his legal team explores his potential options … Read more