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Kentucky’s first-in-the-nation requirement that Medicaid recipients must work is blocked

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when federal officials approved Kentucky’s first-in-the-nation requirement that low-income people work or otherwise engage in their communities to qualify for the safety-net health insurance. The decision by U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg vacates that approval and sends the state’s […]

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A plan to keep drug users from shooting up in public restrooms — and why it may be a bad idea

Isolated, easily accessible and free from surveillance cameras and security guards, public restrooms have long been a place for illicit activities. And with a relentless opioid epidemic ravaging the nation, they have become a laboratory of sorts for drug users searching for a private space to get high. It presents a problem for business owners concerned not only about […] Related:I had a bit of an app addiction. Until these apps saved me.Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is over as new […]

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I had a bit of an app addiction. Until these apps saved me.

I’m obsessed with my virtual trees. I’ve been planting them for two weeks now, ever since I wrote a story about a growing group of rebel developers trying to wean us off our addiction to smartphones and social media. Their answer to the problem: a new type of app. You should try this one called […] Related:A plan to keep drug users from shooting up in public restrooms — and why it may be a bad ideaRomaine […]

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is over as new evidence points to tainted water

The largest outbreak of E. coli in more than a decade is over, federal authorities said Thursday, after five people died and more than 200 others were sickened in three dozen states. Although investigators determined that the E. coli came from contaminated romaine lettuce grown in Arizona’s Yuma region near the border with Southern California, […] Related:College students are forming mental-health clubs — and they’re making a differenceStudents sue University of Notre Dame for restricting access to […]

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College students are forming mental-health clubs — and they’re making a difference

Mental-health problems among college students have been climbing since the 1990s, according to the American Psychological Association. And with services increasingly stretched at campus health centers, students have been taking action themselves through peer-run mental-health clubs and organizations. The approach appears to be paying off, a new study finds. In what they describe as the largest […] Related:Students sue University of Notre Dame for restricting access to some birth controlWhite House wants to cut this public health service […]

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Students sue University of Notre Dame for restricting access to some birth control

Natasha Reisenberg felt anger, frustration and confusion upon learning her access to contraceptives would be limited. The realization came in February, when the University of Notre Dame announced it would deny access to those contraceptives it says are “abortion-inducing.” That’s why Reisenberg and three students sued the Catholic university Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges the new policy is a […] Related:White House wants to cut this public health service corps by nearly 40 percentSupreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers draws […]

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