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Alabama panel approves companies to grow, distribute medical marijuana

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission has awarded new licenses to grow, process and sell medical marijuana after discovering problems with the initial selection process.
Tennessee hospital faces civil rights investigation over release of transgender health records

Tennessee hospital faces civil rights investigation over release of transgender health records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center is facing a federal civil rights investigation after turning the medical records of transgender patients over to Tennessee’s attorney general, hospital officials have confirmed. The U.S.
Insurers won't cover new Alzheimer's treatment for some customers

Insurers won't cover new Alzheimer's treatment for some customers

Some private insurers are balking at paying for the first drug fully approved to slow mental decline in Alzheimer’s patients.
Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh sparks alarm after 364 people die this year and infections rise

Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh sparks alarm after 364 people die this year and infections rise

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is struggling to deal with higher casualties and infections from dengue this year, with officials warning that the death toll this month could break records.
US suicides hit an all-time high last year

US suicides hit an all-time high last year

NEW YORK (AP) — About 49,500 people took their own lives last year in the U.S., the highest number ever, according to new government data posted Thursday.
Coal miners plead with feds for stronger enforcement during emotional hearing on black lung rule

Coal miners plead with feds for stronger enforcement during emotional hearing on black lung rule

BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — Laboring to breathe, West Virginia coal miner Terry Lilly told federal regulators Thursday he is appreciative the U.S.
Aurora Cannabis slashes Q1 net loss as it eyes orchid business, further savings

Aurora Cannabis slashes Q1 net loss as it eyes orchid business, further savings

Aurora Cannabis Inc. shaved $590.4 million off its net loss in its most recent quarter as it continued its search for savings and began laying the groundwork for a future orchid business.

Family of Henrietta Lacks files new lawsuit over cells harvested without her consent

BALTIMORE (AP) — Just over a week after Henrietta Lacks’ descendants settled a lawsuit against a biotech company they accused of unjustly profiting off her cells for generations, the family’s attorneys have filed another claim against a different cor

Judge hears from experts to decide whether to block Georgia's ban on gender-affirming care

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta heard conflicting testimony Thursday about the safety and benefit of hormone therapy to treat adolescents struggling with their gender identity.
COVID-19 took a toll on heart health and doctors are still grappling with how to help

COVID-19 took a toll on heart health and doctors are still grappling with how to help

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighter and paramedic Mike Camilleri once had no trouble hauling heavy gear up ladders. Now battling long COVID, he gingerly steps onto a treadmill to learn how his heart handles a simple walk.