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Florida House moves to limit transgender students in sports

Apr. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing — as well as submit to having their genitalia examined — to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges. The proposal...

Arizona judge takes blood test, no drugs, alcohol in system

Apr. 07, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The results of a blood test for a southern Arizona judge who was pulled over by police while driving on New Year's Eve revealed his blood-alcohol level was well below the legal limit and drugs were not in his system. A Casa Grande police...

Genetic testing can help identify best mental health meds

Apr. 03, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Health care providers in Montana may soon be able to determine how patients will respond to medications before they are prescribed. That would be accomplished by analyzing patients’ genetic makeup, with help from the new L.S. Skaggs Institute...

Former drug lab owners settle with feds over fraud claims

Mar. 31, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The owners of a former drug-testing lab in North Carolina have agreed to pay the federal government more than $7 million to settle claims that they fleeced taxpayers with fraudulent medical claims that involved urine tests. The Charlotte Observer...

Woman celebrates 15 years without colon cancer

Mar. 29, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — This year, Shirley Osborn celebrates 15 years without cancer. Her journey — diagnosis and treatment — lasted less than a year. It began on Martin Luther King day in 2006 when she had a doctor’s visit, and five days...

Arkansas lawmakers OK ultrasound requirement for abortions

Mar. 22, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Monday voted to require a woman undergoing an abortion to first view an ultrasound, the latest restriction to advance in a state that has already enacted an outright abortion ban. The majority-Republican House voted 74-14...

Army revamps fitness exam, kicks out leg tuck requirement

Mar. 22, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is kicking out the leg tuck requirement. On Monday, it ended its requirement that soldiers do at least one leg tuck — where they hang from a bar and pull their knees up near their shoulders — as part of the new physical fitness test, as it...

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

Mar. 16, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

John Abraham’s colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had to wait several weeks for surgery, then several more to learn it had not yet turned cancerous. ...

Health panel expands lung cancer screening for more smokers

Mar. 09, 2021 11:04 AM EST

More Americans now qualify for yearly scans to detect lung cancer, according to guidelines released Tuesday that may help more Black smokers and women get screened. Lung cancer is the nation’s top cancer killer, causing more than 135,000 deaths each year. Smoking is the...

Arkansas Senate OKs ultrasound requirement for abortions

Mar. 08, 2021 19:10 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate approved legislation Monday that would require a woman undergoing an abortion to first view an ultrasound, the latest restriction advancing in a state considering banning the procedure altogether. The majority-Republican...