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Judge: US Can't Deny Passport Over Refusing to Pick Gender

Judge: US Can't Deny Passport Over Refusing to Pick Gender

By Kathleen Foody | Sep 20
U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday.

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rican Kidney Patients Fear Death

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rican Kidney Patients Fear Death

By Danica Coto | Sep 19
As dire as the situation may be, it could get worse.

Macron Announces Changes to France's Health Care System

Macron Announces Changes to France's Health Care System

By Sylvie Corbet | Sep 19
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled plans to make France's health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.

Watchdog: EPA Asbestos Protection for Schoolchildren Lagging

Watchdog: EPA Asbestos Protection for Schoolchildren Lagging

Sep 18
The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting money away from a congressionally mandated program meant to get harmful asbestos out of schools.

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.

Musical Medicine: Recovery Unplugged

Musical Medicine: Recovery Unplugged

By Matthew Wexler | Sep 17
Recovery Unplugged uses the power of music to help patients heal from alcohol and drug addiction, and the results are proof-positive that music-based recovery can provide long-lasting impact.

FDA Plans Public Public Meeting to Discuss Breast Implant Safety

FDA Plans Public Public Meeting to Discuss Breast Implant Safety

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 17
U.S. health regulators say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety.

New Survey Shows Some Progress Against Opioid Crisis

New Survey Shows Some Progress Against Opioid Crisis

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 17
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year.

Fentanyl Test Strips Used to Fight Opioid Deaths

Fentanyl Test Strips Used to Fight Opioid Deaths

Sep 17
The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can detect the presence of a potentially deadly painkiller.

Few Safeguards For Foster Kids on Psych Drugs

Few Safeguards For Foster Kids on Psych Drugs

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 17
Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog's investigation.

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