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Biden makes progress on 'unity agenda' outlined in 2022

Feb. 04, 2023 00:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago, President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address to push top Democratic priorities that were sure to face a battle in the narrowly divided Congress but he also laid out a four-pronged “unity agenda” that would be an easier sell. ...

Why are people turning to psychedelics like ayahuasca?

Feb. 02, 2023 10:53 AM EST

HILDALE, Utah (AP) — Ayahuasca is a psychedelic tea whose roots go back hundreds of years to ceremonial use by Indigenous groups in the Amazon region. It's widely used in South America where it is legal in several countries, including Peru and Brazil. But in the United States, it...

Schools rethink age-old concept with telehealth clinics

Jan. 29, 2023 00:05 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Peering into a girl’s eye with a beam of light from her cellphone, Kim Gordon didn’t find anything amiss. So the Cone Health nurse sent the Bessemer Elementary student back to class. On a daily basis, schools call parents to get children who aren’t...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 27, 2023 10:51 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No, food products...

Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths

Jan. 25, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints. Incidents at the Oregon...

Moore approves release of $3.5M to expand abortion training

Jan. 19, 2023 13:52 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced Thursday he is releasing $3.5 million to expand abortion training in the state as part of a package of about $69 million he has approved for measures passed by lawmakers last year. They include laws to address climate change,...

Transgender youth reemerge as statehouse focal point in Utah

Jan. 18, 2023 20:48 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers wasted no time this week before returning to an issue that has become a popular topic in GOP-led statehouses: Trying to limit medical options doctors are allowed to provide transgender youth. On the second day of the legislative session, a...

Jill Biden's skin cancer could fuel advocacy in cancer fight

Jan. 16, 2023 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden' s advocacy for curing cancer didn't start with her son's death in 2015 from brain cancer. It began decades earlier, long before she came into the national spotlight, and could now be further energized by her own brush with a common form of skin cancer. ...

Mpox has faded in the US. Who deserves the credit?

Jan. 10, 2023 08:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than six months ago, mpox was an exploding health crisis. What had been an obscure disease from Africa was ripping through European and U.S. gay communities. Precious doses of an unproven vaccine were in short supply. International officials declared health emergencies. ...

GOP Gov. Mike DeWine starts 2nd term with Ohio inauguration

Jan. 09, 2023 15:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday that he enters his second term with more optimism than ever for Ohio and a host of ambitions that could have lasting impact, including to make it the nation's best state for mental health treatment and research. In the...