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Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatment

Sep. 30, 2023 00:16 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's new law restricting gender-affirming care for minors goes into effect this weekend, families with transgender children and the doctors who treat them are steeling themselves for change. But exactly what and how much change is anyone’s guess. A...

Mississippi sees spike in child care enrollment after abortion ban and child support policy change

Sep. 29, 2023 20:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has seen a consistent rise in the number of families accepting public assistance for child care since lawmakers banned abortion in almost all circumstances, with the sharpest increase coming after a child support policy change in May, the state human services...

Northern Arizona University plans to launch a medical school amid a statewide doctor shortage

Sep. 29, 2023 17:02 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University plans to build a new medical school as part of a greater effort to address an ongoing shortage of health care workers in the state, the Arizona Board of Regents announced Friday. The medical school would be the first in the...

A doctor caught in the crossfire was among 4 killed in a gunbattle at a hospital in Mexico

Sep. 29, 2023 16:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hitmen stormed a hospital in northern Mexico in a bid to kill a patient but they clashed with other gunmen already inside, sparking a gun battle that left four people dead, including a doctor apparently caught in the crossfire, police said Friday. Three gunmen...

Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones arrested in protective order violation, authorities say

Sep. 29, 2023 15:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones has been arrested on accusations of violating a domestic violence temporary protection order, authorities said. Vegas-area police arrested the 33-year-old edge rusher early Friday. He's being held at the Clark County...

Confirmed heat deaths in Arizona's most populous metro keep rising even as the weather turns cooler

Sep. 29, 2023 15:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Confirmed heat-associated deaths in Arizona’s most populous county continue rising even as the weather turns cooler in the hottest metropolitan area in the U.S. This weekend's forecast calls for high temperatures in the double digits. Maricopa County public health...

Judges maintain bans on gender-affirming care for youth in Tennessee and Kentucky

Sep. 29, 2023 14:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Kentucky can continue to ban gender-affirming care for young transgender people while legal challenges against those state laws proceed, federal appeals judges ruled. In a 2-1 decision by a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel late Thursday,...

What to know as fall vaccinations against COVID, flu and RSV get underway

Sep. 29, 2023 13:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Updated COVID-19 vaccines may be getting a little easier for adults to find but they’re still frustratingly scarce for young children. Health officials said Thursday the kid shots have started shipping — and reminded most everyone to get a fall flu shot too. ...

The Navy will start randomly testing special operations troops for steroids, the first such program in US military

Sep. 29, 2023 12:53 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy will start randomly testing special operations troops for steroids, the first such program in US military.

FDA wants to regulate thousands of lab tests that have long skirted oversight

Sep. 29, 2023 12:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday laid out a proposal to begin regulating laboratory medical tests, a multibillion-dollar industry that the agency says poses a growing risk to patients because of potentially inaccurate results. The proposed rule would end...