The Biggest Benefits of Exercise for Teens | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Teenagers benefit in many ways from regular exercise. Dream time/NER DEAR MAYO CLINIC: When my daughter was little, she spent hours playing outside and running around. It happens much less now that she is a teenager. I’m afraid she’s not getting enough exercise. How much does she need each week and do you have any … Read more

CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 shots for children under 5 | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MIKE STOBBE – AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health advisers on Saturday recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the vaccines. Advisors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have unanimously decided that coronavirus vaccines should be made available to children as young as … Read more

At Westminster Dog Show, New Focus on Vet Welfare | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JENNIFER PELTZ – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dogs are in the spotlight, but Westminster Kennel Club’s upcoming show also shines a light on a human issue: the mental health of vets. Along with the top Vet of the Year award to be presented on the final day of the show on Wednesday, … Read more

White House: Florida doctors can order COVID shots under 5 | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ZEKE MILLER – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors in Florida will be able to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under age 5 from the federal government, the White House announced Friday, after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state will not would not order or distribute the vaccines in the state. . The … Read more

Court rejects Trump-era EPA’s finding that weed killer is safe | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MATTHEW DALY – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause the cancer in man. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Environmental … Read more

Supreme Court of Iowa: Abortion not a basic right in the state | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By DAVID PITT – Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for lawmakers to severely limit or ban abortion in the state, reversing a court ruling just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now made up almost entirely … Read more

Election Skeptics Seek Office of Alabama Secretary of State | Health, Medicine and Fitness

GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The Republican runoff for Alabama secretary of state features two candidates who have expressed concerns about the integrity of the election and voter rolls while opposing the expansion of early voting or by correspondence. One candidate, State Auditor Jim Zeigler, is backed by a key supporter of former President Donald Trump’s … Read more

Court of Iowa: Abortion is not protected by the state constitution | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By DAVID PITT – Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for lawmakers to severely limit or even ban abortion in the state, reversing a court ruling just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now made up almost … Read more

Locals say China used health tracker to control crowds | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HUIZHONG WU – Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Angry bank customers who traveled to a central Chinese city to try to recover their savings from struggling rural banks have been stopped short by a common technology: a QR code. The QR code, which residents are required to have, is meant to display a … Read more

Trump endorses Cameron’s candidacy for governor of Kentucky | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Thursday night in his 2023 gubernatorial bid, offering a boost given the the former president’s enduring popularity among Republican voters in the state. In a press release that Cameron tweeted on his own account, … Read more