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Lourdes Sanvicente, 45, left, and a coworker wear protective face masks at the direction of the stand's owner, as they sell tamales, sandwiches, and pastries at a street stand in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Sanvicente, who doubts the existence of the new coronavirus, says both she and her husband work as street food sellers, together earning 320 pesos (around $13.50) per day to support themselves and their five children.

Coronavirus could hit Mexico's high obesity, diabetes rates

Mar. 25, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country's high rates of obesity and diabetes, a coalition of consumer and health advocacy groups said Wednesday. The Alliance for Food Health said in a report that four of the first five coronavirus deaths in...

FILE — In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, a cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Nine out of 10 cases of the virus in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic. Fears remain that Iran may be underreporting its cases. Days of denials gave the virus time to spread as the country marked the 41st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP, File)

The Latest: Sri Lankan government imposes 2 1/2 day curfew

Mar. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. Almost 86,000 people have recovered so...

Senate panel expands bill to help diabetics afford insulin

Mar. 17, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state Senate panel on Tuesday expanded a bill aimed at making insulin more affordable for the multitude of Kentuckians relying on lifesaving insulin supplies. Before advancing the bill to limit out-of-pocket costs paid by many Kentuckians for insulin, the committee added language to...

A lone container of water sits on otherwise empty shelving at a grocery store in Anchorage, Alaska, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The new coronavirus keeps turning up in more places and health experts say it's wise to prepare for wider spread. People shouldn't panic or hoard large amounts of supplies, they stress, but some common-sense steps that are useful for any emergency or disaster such as severe weather can help get your home and family ready in case you need to hunker down. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

How to prepare your home and family, if new virus spreads

Mar. 6, 2020 1:36 PM EST

As the new coronavirus keeps turning up in more places, health experts say it's wise to prepare for wider spread. But people shouldn't panic or hoard large amounts of supplies, they stress. So what should you do? Some common-sense steps that are useful for any emergency, such as severe weather, can help get you...

Kentucky Democratic State Senator Charles Booker advocates for the passage of Kentucky HB-12 on the floor of the House of Representatives in the State Capitol, Frankfort, Ky.,on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Kentucky House votes to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Feb. 19, 2020 4:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state beset by high diabetes rates, the Kentucky House passed legislation Wednesday to limit out-of-pocket costs paid by many Kentuckians relying on life-saving insulin supplies. The bill cleared the House on a 92-0 vote and now goes to the Senate. The bipartisan measure would...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, promotes a bill to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. The Democratic governor was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Republican state Rep. Danny Bentley, the bill’s lead sponsor. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Beshear advocates for cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs

Feb. 18, 2020 2:43 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling diabetes a health epidemic, Gov. Andy Beshear joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday to push for a cap on out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin. The bill has cleared a House committee and is awaiting action in the full House. It's co-sponsored by...

Kentucky state Rep. Danny Bentley (center) presents a bill to a House committee on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. His bill would cap the out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians to purchase insulin.  (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

House panel approves bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Feb. 13, 2020 4:12 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to protect people with diabetes from being overwhelmed by high drug costs, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin. The measure cleared the House Health and Family Services Committee without opposition and...