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US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health emergency

June 25, 2024, 7:41am Health

The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. Read story

WA paid $100 million over mental health delays. Here’s where it’s going

June 24, 2024, 8:35am Health

Up to $100 million could soon be poured into building housing for patients recently released from Washington’s state psychiatric hospitals, with the hope that increasing housing supply will stop patients… Read story

Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

June 24, 2024, 3:16pm Health

In the wake of Texas’ abortion ban, the state’s infant death rate increased and more died of birth defects, a study published Monday shows. Read story

Fernando Rosales with RJH electrical contractors worked on installing an electrical box on Northside Drive near I-75 as he wiped away the sweat from the oppressive heat in metro Atlanta on Aug. 14, 2023.

How to keep workers safe in hot weather

Fernando Rosales with RJH electrical contractors worked on installing an electrical box on Northside Drive near I-75 as he wiped away the sweat from the oppressive heat in metro Atlanta on Aug. 14, 2023.

June 23, 2024, 6:00am Business

For people who work outside or in hot conditions, it can be perilous when temperatures rise during the summer months. Read story

New drug’s potentially fatal side effects obscured by ‘soothing acronym,’ doctors say

June 23, 2024, 5:55am Health

Seventy-nine-year-old Genevieve Lane volunteered to take the Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi in a clinical trial because she was forgetting words and misplacing her keys. Read story

What is forensic genetic genealogy? Technique used in Rachel Morin case is scantly regulated

June 23, 2024, 5:53am Health

Authorities touted the use of a growing, powerful, yet contentious forensic technique to bring the search for a suspect in last year’s killing of Rachel Morin to a long-awaited close. Read story

Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rohit Chopra listens during a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the U.S. Department of Treasury on Dec. 14, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

The White House wants to remove medical debt from credit scores. Here’s why that’s a big deal

Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rohit Chopra listens during a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the U.S. Department of Treasury on Dec. 14, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2024, 5:37am Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a rule that would remove medical bills from credit reports, a ban that would prevent lenders from considering those debts when making decisions about whether to issue loans. Read story

This image provided by NJOY in 2024 shows packaging for the company's menthol-flavored electronic cigarette product. On Friday, June 21, 2024, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, the government’s strongest indication yet that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes from NJOY, the vaping brand recently acquired by tobacco giant Altria, which also makes Marlboro cigarettes.

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

This image provided by NJOY in 2024 shows packaging for the company's menthol-flavored electronic cigarette product. On Friday, June 21, 2024, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, the government’s strongest indication yet that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes from NJOY, the vaping brand recently acquired by tobacco giant Altria, which also makes Marlboro cigarettes.

June 21, 2024, 11:51am Health

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. Read story

Apple Health Expansion opens for WA adults without legal status

June 21, 2024, 7:30am Health

Registration began Thursday for Apple Health’s new program that provides health care coverage to Washington adults without legal status. Read story

WHO and Eli Lilly caution patients against falling for fake versions of popular weight-loss drugs

June 20, 2024, 12:53pm Business

The World Health Organization and drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. are warning people to be wary of fake versions of popular weight-loss and diabetes medicines. Read story