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  • Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected 17 new cases of the disease. The ministry said on Tuesday that a chronically ill 73-year-old Saudi...

  • Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up. Gov. Scott Walker said Monday his administration is ready...

  • Hawaii considers mandated autism care coverage

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — For Gerilyn Pinnow, every dollar that goes to treat her son's autism is one less she's able to save for her daughter's college education. That choice is one reason Pinnow and other parents are pushing the Hawaii Legislature to pass a bill that would require insurance...

  • Dispensaries in limbo as moratoriums sweep state

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana cardholders in some parts of Oregon will have to look harder than they expected for dispensaries as cities and counties throughout the state enact ordinances to keep the pot shops from opening within their borders. A total of 13 Oregon counties...

  • Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states. The chamber passed the measure by...

  • Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging residents to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend. The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday allows people to drop off expired or unused prescription...

  • Heineman signs Nebraska autism coverage bill

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for autism therapies under a new state law. Gov. Dave Heineman signed the bill into law Monday standing alongside two families with autistic children, and said the measure means more to him personally...

  • La. House wants mental health info before abortion

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has agreed to require women seeking an abortion in the state to receive a pamphlet that describes possible psychological effects of the procedure, though studies disagree on those effects. The bill by Republican Rep. Barry Ivey, of Baton...

  • Board has new rules for prescribing opiates

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Medical Practice Board has issued new rules designed to prevent the abuse of prescription opiate-based painkillers. The rules for physicians who prescribe opiates are the first update in nine years and come as officials say the state is confronting...

  • Southern Illinois HIV cases at decade high

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — HIV cases in southern Illinois reached the highest number in nearly a decade last year, with more than half the infections from the virus that causes AIDS reported in people 24 years old or younger, public health officials said. Complacency in public...

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