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Missouri’s only abortion clinic allowed to continue providing under judge’s new order

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — The lone abortion clinic in Missouri just received permission from a court to continue practicing even though the state’s health department refused to reissue their license. A circuit court judge announced Monday that the preliminary injunction that allowed the Planned Parenthood clinic to keep performing abortions after their license was not initially renewed has now been …

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Could this wearable UV tracker help protect your skin from the sun?

La Roche-Posay(NEW YORK) — As we head into summer, a lot of us are starting to think about protecting our skin, but is applying sunscreen enough? About 96,480 people are expected to be diagnosed and 7,230 will die of melanoma this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Sun protection has gone high-tech as a number of wearables and apps …

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Make this summer your summer of self-care

Jasmina007/iStock(NEW YORK) — Self-care is not just bubble baths or long vacations but finding ways all day, every day to support yourself, experts said. “Self-care is really simple because it’s about being a good friend to yourself,” said Amy Kurtz, a certified health and wellness coach and author of the bestselling book Kicking Sick. “It’s repetitive and consistent personal rituals …

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2 young children die in hot cars in Texas during scorching temperatures over the weekend

iStock/PetrBonek(HOUSTON) — Two young children have died in Texas after they were left in hot cars during scorching temperatures over the weekend. A 1-year-old died in Galveston Saturday after his father, Abner Peña, left him in the family’s Chevrolet Tahoe for about five hours while he worked, Sgt. Xavier Hancock, public information officer for the Galveston Police Department, said in …

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Activists say they’re accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — The health care proposal dubbed Medicare for all first gained traction as a campaign promise from Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run. The largest nurses union in the country, National Nurses United, actively campaigned for the policy then and has ramped up its grassroots push on the cause in recent months. ABC …

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New drug for women with low sex drive gets FDA approval

iStockBy DR. VANESSA CUTLER (NEW YORK) — We’ve long seen advertisements for drugs like Cialis or Viagra, which help to improve sexual performance in men with erectile dysfunction. But on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication that will boost libido in women with low sexual desire, so that they too can have an enjoyable sex …

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Planned Parenthood hosts 20 presidential candidates to talk abortion rights

Win McNamee/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Planned Parenthood’s forum on reproductive rights at the University of South Carolina on Saturday will offer the crowded Democratic presidential field an opportunity to directly address a topic that has emerged as one of the most contentious in the election cycle. So far this cycle, the parade of 2020 Democrats, primarily led by the female …

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EPA finalizes rule allowing less lead in dust in older homes

YangYin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday finalized standards that would allow less lead in paint dust in older buildings, the first concrete step in the administration’s action plan to protect kids from exposure to lead. The Centers for Disease Control has said that no level of lead exposure is considered safe for children and that about half a …

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Missouri Planned Parenthood abortion clinic denied license by health department

jetcityimage/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — The Missouri health department denied a license to the state’s last abortion clinic, bringing the latest blow in the ongoing saga. Planned Parenthood announced that the Department of Health and Senior Services denied the license to the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region clinic. The health department is set to hold a news conference Friday afternoon. …

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Who will pay to take care of sick coal miners? Black Lung Trust Fund is in trouble

SIYAMA9/iStock(NEW YORK) — Gary Hairston worked in West Virginia coal mines for more than 27 years. Like thousands of other coal miners, Hairston was diagnosed with complicated black lung disease, an incurable condition caused by exposure to high levels of coal dust. He now relies on federal black lung benefits to help pay for his medical care and living expenses. …

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