SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Friday that he will not authorize aerial spraying with the insecticide naled t... Full Story
Alaska parental notification abortion law struck down
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional.
Puerto Rico rejects insecticide to fight Zika amid protests
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Friday that he will not authorize aerial spraying with the insecticide naled to fight an increase in Zika cases as U.S. health officials have urged.
Colorado town awaits test results of pot ingredient in water
HUGO, Colo. (AP) — Bottled water was distributed to residents of the small Colorado town of Hugo on Friday as officials investigate the possibility that a marijuana chemical has contaminated the water supply.
Man doing well after UK's first double hand transplant
LONDON (AP) — The lead surgeon in the UK's first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands.
Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country's health system.
Colorado town's water may be tainted with marijuana chemical
HUGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.
Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak
HONOLULU (AP) — Frustrated Hawaii health officials say they have faced a number of challenges trying to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected at least 74 people on the island of Oahu.
Nevada ending discrimination of prison inmates with HIV
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their release.
New York repeals sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year.
CORRECTS: Florida health officials have not ruled out sexual transmission in Miami-area woman's Zika infection.
MIAMI (AP) — CORRECTS: Florida health officials have not ruled out sexual transmission in Miami-area woman's Zika infection. (Corrects APNewsAlert to reflect that a health department spokeswoman says her earlier statement was incorrect. She says she should have written that "sexual transmission relted to travel has not been ruled out.
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