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May 01, 2019 - 7:18 pm
The Kansas Legislature narrowly failed to override Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a bill to require doctors to tell patients that medication abortions can be stopped after the first of two pills. The Senate voted 27-13 Wednesday with no votes to spare to override the veto. But the vote in the House was...
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May 01, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Lawmakers have blocked a move in the Kansas Senate to expedite a debate on Medicaid expansion. The vote Wednesday was 23-13 to pull an expansion bill from committee, one vote short of the 24 needed. The House passed the bill in March but the Senate has not acted on it. Medicaid expansion is one of...
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May 01, 2019 - 8:48 am
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine located in Sumner County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run...
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April 30, 2019 - 8:06 pm
A court settlement will allow Medicaid beneficiaries in Kansas infected with the Hepatitis C virus to be able to receive the treatment they need regardless of how far their disease has progressed. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree approved on Monday the agreement in a class action lawsuit filed...
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In this Friday, April 26, 2019 photo, a box of RELPAX migraine pills manufactured by Pfizer are arranged for a photo in Doral, Fla. Pfizer Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 30, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Higher prescription drugs sales and restrained spending together gave drugmaker Pfizer a 9% jump in first quarter profit as it easily topped analysts' profit expectations. Investors drove up Pfizer shares $1.20, or 3%, to $40.79 in early afternoon trading. Sales of breast cancer drug Ibrance and...
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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health experts, Muntu Davis, Health Officer, left, and Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer answer questions regarding the measles response and the quarantine orders during a news conference in Los Angeles Friday, April 26, 2019. Hundreds of students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet to contain the spread of measles in the United States, where cases have reached a 25-year high. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 26, 2019 - 8:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high...
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A student enters Franz Hall at University of California, Los Angeles, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. Hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities, including UCLA, have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 26, 2019 - 1:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on measles quarantines at two Los Angeles universities (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A measles quarantine at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been greatly reduced. Spokesman Tod Tamberg says one student is still quarantined on campus Friday. He says fewer...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They plan to pack the first legislative hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 on a bill that proponents say would stem bogus exemptions granted in many cases by doctors who are paid to excuse students from vaccinations. Supporters say pockets of unvaccinated students help to spread measles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They packed the first...
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April 23, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Hospitals and patients are suing to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause deaths. The suit filed Monday in Atlanta federal court accuses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the United...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization said Tuesday April 23, 2019, that Malawi has become the first country to introduce a pilot program vaccinating children against malaria using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one third of children who are immunized, those who get the shot are likely to have less severe cases of malaria. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
April 23, 2019 - 2:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those...
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