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Trump Warns Gun Control Will Be Slow Going Amid Ever Increasing Pressure From Democrats

Following reports that Attorney General William Barr was taking Republicans' temperature on background checks, President Donald Trump says that he's going slow on his gun proposal plan "to make sure it's right." Meanwhile, 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke, who made waves over buy-back comments in a debate this month, is slamming Senate Minority Leader...

Six States Issue Warnings About Outbreaks Of Rare Virus From Mosquito Bites After Five People Die

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis are on the rise in Michigan, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina and New Jersey. While there is no vaccine for the illness, authorities urge people to protect themselves by wearing DEET insect repellents, long -sleeved shirts and pants during dusk and dawn and remove standing water. The New...

The Nuance Behind Those Low Abortion Numbers: Women Are Self-Managing Care With Black Market Pills

"Invisible" abortions are much harder to measure, and the black market for abortion pills has changed the landscape for those lacking easy access to an abortion clinic or preferring to have an abortion in private. In other public health news: memory, tainted drugs, DNA testing, the trauma of researching extremism, mental health, flu...

State Highlights: Minnesota Unveils Bill That Would Provide Free Insulin For Diabetics Who Qualify; Navajo Nation Opens First Cancer Clinic On Arizona Reservation

Media outlets report on news from Minnesota, Arizona, New Hampshire, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Maine, Missouri, and Iowa. Pioneer Press: Minn. Republicans Unveil Affordable Insulin Plan; Eligible Diabetics Would Get Free Insulin For Up To A Year Minnesota Republicans have a new plan to get insulin into the hands of diabetics who cannot...

Longer Looks: A Cancer Survivor’s Tale; CIA’s Mind Control Experiments; And Antibiotic Resistance

Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web. The Wall Street Journal: My Tale As A Cancer SurvivorEvery year at about this time, I head west to Seattle. Surrounded by mountains and water, with the backdrop of the majestic Mount Rainier, the city is ideal for a pleasure trip in late summer...

Different Takes: Maybe Being Vague Is Really OK At This Point On Medicare For All Vs. Everything Else

Opinion writers look at changing opinions emerging from the Democratic presidential candidates about health care. The Washington Post: How Deep Are The Differences Among Democrats On Health Care?Some time ago, I began referring to emerging alternatives to Medicare-for-all as “Medicare For All (Who Want It)." It seemed like a good way to describe the...

Viewpoints: Lessons On Red Flag Laws’ Far-Reaching Ability To Save Lives; Make Contraception Easier To Get, Not Harder To Obtain

Editorial pages focus on these public health issues and others. Stat: National Support For 'Red-Flag' Gun Laws Could Prevent Many SuicidesRed-flag gun laws, which allow for the temporary removal of guns from individuals at high risk of harming themselves or others, have broad public backing but haven’t yet gained national traction. That could change...

New review examines the effect of B vitamin supplementation on mood, depression, anxiety, and stress

B vitamins are essential nutrients involved in numerous metabolic processes that play a significant role in brain health. Due to the increasing number of individuals with mental health issues, researchers are looking more and more at nutrients to help combat this. In a new review published Monday in Nutrients, researchers investigated the effects of B...

‘Happy hermit’ bounces back

Gray Rushin, a high school chemistry teacher from North Carolina, passed the 3,000-mile mark in mid-July while on his biking quest from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans. He cycled solo through the Cascades and Rockies, and then hugged the west coast of Michigan. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) Rushin paused to take photographs,...

First Edition: Friday 20, 2019

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: Hill Hodgepodge: Pelosi Draws From Democrats, GOP And Trump For Drug PlanOutlining how the HHS secretary would determine which drugs to negotiate, the plan says HHS would identify the target drugs each year with the highest aggregate cost, meaning they would take...

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