Kentucky governor announces lottery to award initial round of medical cannabis business licenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will use a lottery system to award an initial round of licenses to businesses competing to participate in the...

As syphilis cases among US newborns soar, doctors group advises more screening during pregnancy

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With syphilis cases in U.S. newborns skyrocketing, a doctors group now recommends that all pregnant patients be screened three times for the sexually transmitted...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law...

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

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NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage,...

Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy’s first 12 weeks

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BERLIN (AP) — An independent commission reviewing abortion law in Germany recommended Monday that the procedure be made legal during the first 12 weeks...

Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants after learning a doctor manipulated some records

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has halted its liver and kidney transplant programs after discovering that a doctor manipulated records for liver transplant...

Tennessee GOP senators OK criminalizing helping minors get transgender care, mimicking abortion bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering criminalizing adults who help minors receive gender-affirming care without parental consent, a proposal advancing in one...

France is proposing to allow terminally ill patients to take lethal medication

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PARIS (AP) — France’s government presented a bill Wednesday to allow adults with terminal cancer or other incurable illness to take lethal medication, as...

Biden administration sets first-ever limits on so-called ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

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The Biden administration on Wednesday finalized strict limits on certain so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to...

Arizona court ruling makes nearly all abortions illegal in a presidential battleground state

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PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court decision on Tuesday that will end virtually all abortions in the state puts the issue front and...