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Tony-winner and women's health advocate Phyllis Newman dies

Sep. 15, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86. Newman's son, Adam, said his mother died Sunday of complications in New York from a longtime lung...

New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

Sep. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to...

3 at trauma center, 19 treated, released after deck collapse

Sep. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were taken to hospitals after a deck collapsed over the weekend at the New Jersey shore, but authorities said almost all of the victims were treated and released. The multilevel deck collapsed at about 6 p.m. Saturday in Wildwood during the annual New Jersey...

The Latest: Juul reviewing NY ban, agrees action needed

Sep. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing for a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but...

Health officials: Mosquito-borne virus found in Indiana

Sep. 15, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Public health officials say a rare mosquito-borne virus that has caused deaths in other states has been detected in some insects and animals in northern Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health says eastern equine encephalitis has been found in three horses and a cluster of...

Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants' fears

Sep. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's immigration...

Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader

Sep. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A group of Zimbabwean doctors marched at the country's biggest hospital Sunday, demanding the release of one of their leaders who they say was abducted after calling for a pay strike. Several government critics, including a comedian and a teachers' union leader, have in recent weeks...

New York governor asks state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing surge in youth addiction

Sep. 15, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York governor asks state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing surge in youth addiction.

New Mexico had 535 suicides last year, up 6.7 % from 2017

Sep. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say New Mexico had more suicides in 2018 than any other year in at least two decades. According to data provided by the state's Department of Health, 535 people died by suicide last year. That a rate of 24.8 per 100,000 residents and represents a 6.7%...

At least 7 people stung in bee attacks in Chandler and Mesa

Sep. 15, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people including a 6-month-old child needed treatment after separate bee attacks in Mesa and Chandler. Fire Department crews in Chandler say four people plus the baby were stung by bees near a store entrance at Chandler Fashion Center around 5:30 p.m. Saturday....