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It's hard to find treatment for snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of people are dying every year

Jun. 20, 2024 04:01 AM EDT

MWINGI, Kenya (AP) — Esther Kangali felt a sharp pain while on her mother’s farm in eastern Kenya. She looked down and saw a large snake coiling around her left leg. She screamed, and her mother came running. Kangali was rushed to a nearby health center, but it lacked antivenom...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 19, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 17, 2024. Editorial: Tighten state oversight to prevent fraud State departments need to get the basics down, as Feeding Our Future and front-line worker audits show. When it comes to doling out state and federal funds,...

The UK Green Party struggles to be heard in an election where climate change is on the back burner

Jun. 13, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — There’s lots of talk of change in Britain’s election campaign, but little talk about climate change. The U.K.’s July 4 vote to choose a new government comes after one of the wettest and warmest winters on record, part of trends that scientists...

Newly chosen Haitian prime minister discharged from a hospital after spending a night in treatment

Jun. 09, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's newly selected Prime Minister Garry Conille was discharged from a hospital Sunday after spending a night in treatment for an undisclosed condition. In a video published on YouTube, Conille said he felt well and was “ready” to continue to...

Newly-chosen Haitian leader is discharged from hospital after spending a night in treatment for undisclosed condition

Jun. 09, 2024 16:49 PM EDT
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Newly-chosen Haitian leader is discharged from hospital after spending a night in treatment for undisclosed condition.

Washington judge denies GOP attempt to keep financial impact of initiatives off November ballots

Jun. 07, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

Information about how much money three GOP-backed initiatives would cost the state of Washington must appear on the November ballot where voters can see it, a judge on Friday ruled. The measures to repeal the state’s landmark Climate Commitment Act and the tax on the sale of stocks...

Money-making L.A. hospitals quit delivering babies. Inside the fight to keep one labor ward open.

Jun. 07, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detranay Blankenship was 16 weeks pregnant when she found out she was expecting. The days passed quickly, and soon she was 7 centimeters dilated at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. The 26-year-old first-time mom wasn’t sure what to expect during...

Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care funding dispute with government

Jun. 06, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of health care when tribes run programs in their own communities. The 5-4 decision means the government will cover millions in overhead costs that...

Insurance company Sura withdraws from Colombia's health system as government pushes for control

May. 28, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian insurance company Sura announced on Tuesday that it will withdraw from the nation’s health system because the resources it receives from Colombia’s government to manage more than 5 million patients are not enough to cover its growing costs. ...

Adult day services provide stimulation for older Americans, and respite for full-time caregivers

May. 24, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Sally White helps her husband of 46 years get dressed, fed and on the bus for the short ride from their home to Third Age Adult Day Center four mornings a week. Preparing 74-year-old Rodger White to leave the house for the day can be a chore since he’s...