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Toxic Firefighting Foams Won’t Be Used In Air Force Bases Anymore

Toxic firefighting foam will not be usedA toxic firefighting foam that may have tainted drinking water near military sites with cancer-causing chemicals will cease to be used across the country, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

The announcement comes as Colorado health officials said this week it’s highly likely toxic chemicals found in three drinking water systems south of Colorado Springs stem from firefighting foam used at a nearby Air Force base, the Associated Press reported.


Pregnancy-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled In Texas After Cuts To Women’s Health

Texas pregnancy related deaths riseTexas experienced a sudden and dramatic spike in pregnancy-related deaths in 2011, the same year the state slashed funding for Planned Parenthood and women’s health programs, according to a study in the September issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

After a modest increase in maternal mortality in Texas between 2000 and 2010, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths nearly doubled in 2011 and 2012 ― something researchers described as “puzzling” and out of sync with data from the other 49 states. Seventy-two women in Texas died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in 2010, and that number jumped to 148 in 2012.


Zika in Puerto Rico now a public health emergency

Zika emergency PRPuerto Rico has recorded 10,690 Zika cases, including those of 1,035 pregnant women, prompting the declaration of a public health emergency in the commonweath by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Two people have died from complications of the virus and 90 were hospitalized, according to Puerto Rico's department of health.


Marijuana to remain illegal under federal law, DEA says

Pot still illegalMarijuana advocates who hoped the cascade of states moving to legalize medical marijuana would soften the federal stance on the drug faced disappointment Thursday as the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it will keep marijuana illegal for any purpose.

Marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are determined by the Food and Drug Administration to have no medical use. States that allow marijuana for medical use or legalize recreational use remain in defiance of federal law.


Anti-choice advocates seek fresh ammunition to justify restrictions

Anti choice groupSeeking to arm themselves with new ammunition after losing a major Supreme Court battle, the anti-abortion movement is calling for a national database for abortion statistics and increased state reporting — moves likely to raise patient privacy concerns.

The high court’s June decision in favor of Texas abortion providers in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is expected to have a chilling effect on state abortion restrictions, which had closed clinics in Texas and other parts of the country.


Insurance companies won't cover the alternatives to opioids

alternatives to opiods not covered by inusrance companiesOver the past decade, the US has undergone an opioid epidemic.

Prescriptions for opioid painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine have skyrocketed — and, with them, the number of overdoses related to opioids.

The trend has been decades in the making.


Zika Vaccine Works in Monkeys, Set for Human Trials

Zika mosquitoOn the eve of the Olympics' opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, there's good news on combating the Zika virus: a promising vaccine effective in monkeys and now being fast-tracked for human clinical trials.

A purified, inactivated Zika virus vaccine earlier found to work in mice is effective against Brazilian and Puerto Rican strains of the virus in monkeys, too, researchers from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Harvard Medical School reported in a study out on Thursday in the journal Science.


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