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North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

May. 17, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits, as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military officers were deployed to distribute medicine. State...

Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

May. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties. The federal...

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May. 16, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a...

EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman's diagnosis?

May. 15, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a top Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is recovering from a stroke he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. Fetterman said in a statement Sunday that doctors believe he's...

Hemp grower in NC looks to medical marijuana’s future

May. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Wilson County’s only commercial hemp grower says if medical marijuana becomes legal in North Carolina, he will be a good candidate to grow it with the knowledge he has gained. Delmer Langley, owner of D.E.L. Hemp Farm, received a license to grow hemp from the...

Federal judge blocks Alabama law outlawing gender-affirming medications for transgender minors amid court challenge

May. 14, 2022 00:44 AM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judge blocks Alabama law outlawing gender-affirming medications for transgender minors amid court challenge.

Bill protects doctors who prescribe 2 controversial drugs

May. 13, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill passed this week by the Missouri Legislature would prevent state licensing boards from disciplining doctors who prescribe the controversial off-label drugs ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to their patients. The measure also would prevent...

EXPLAINER: What's behind North Korea's COVID-19 admission?

May. 13, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Before acknowledging its first domestic COVID-19 cases, North Korea spent 2 1/2 years rejecting outside offers of vaccines and steadfastly claiming that its superior socialist system was protecting its 26 million people from “a malicious virus” that had killed...

Maine clarifies marijuana rules to try to aid medical users

May. 11, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has clarified some of its marijuana rulemaking procedures in a move supporters said would protect medical users and growers. The bill to clarify new rulemaking parameters for the state Office of Marijuana Policy went into effect late last month as an...

Pfizer to spend $11.6B on migraine treatment maker Biohaven

May. 10, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Pfizer is starting to put its COVID-19 cash influx to use by spending $11.6 billion to venture deeper into a new treatment area. The New York vaccine and cancer drug maker said Tuesday it will use cash on hand to buy the remaining portion of migraine treatment developer Biohaven...