Bills seek special consent for pelvic exams under anesthesia

Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries, feeling for fibroid tumors or other abnormalities. The Duke...

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vacc...

Taiwan ex-Premier’s speech in Japan to receive extra attention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) might be addressing hundreds when he speaks in Tokyo Sunday (May 12) about the common challenges facing Taiwan and Japan. The Democrati...

Warren bringing opioids message to hard-hit W.Va., Ohio

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is set to visit a state that hasn't been friendly to Democrats lately to pitch her plan to combat the opioid addiction crisis by boosting taxes on the wealthy...

A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. ...

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

DALLAS (AP) — The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a repor...

Michigan House plans quick passage of auto insurance bill

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan House was poised Wednesday night to approve a plan to reduce the state's high auto insurance premiums, moving quickly to no longer require that driver...

Free Economic Zones: How to ruin a good idea by focusing on China

Thanks to Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT)-centric media, the news agenda is once again being driven by the ramblings of KMT-darling Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). His hair-brained scheme to create a “free...

WHO bars Taiwan from health assembly for third year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has turned its back on Taiwan once again, excluding the island from its upcoming annual assembly due to political pressure from China. ...

Health officials: Arizona sees surge of hepatitis A cases

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral disease that affec...

Drug company founder convicted in opioid bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A wealthy drug company founder was convicted Thursday of directing a scheme to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray. John Kap...

Trump seeks ruling in case striking down 'Obamacare'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump administration and several Republican-led states faced a midnight Wednesday deadline for filing papers with a federal appeals panel reviewing a lower court ruling that for...

UK opens inquiry into tainted-blood scandal

Witness testimony began in the UK's long-awaited Infected Blood Inquiry on Tuesday. The probe is examining how tainted blood was used to treat thousands of people during the 1970s and '80s. P...

Juul nicotine hit may be 'Worst for kids, best for smokers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — She tried gums, patches and various electronic cigarettes to quit smoking. What finally worked for Chantel Williams was a small, reusable e-cigarette called Juul that packs a big nic...

The Latest: Los Angeles campuses cope with measles order

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on measles quarantines at two Los Angeles universities (all times local): 7:25 a.m. The quarantine order for students and staff who ma...