Hong Kong to Ban CBD, Label It a ‘Dangerous Drug’

Hong Kong to Ban CBD, Label It a 'Dangerous Drug'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug” and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday. Supporters say CBD can treat a range of ailments including anxiety and that, unlike its more famous cousin THC — which is already illegal … Read more

Record 16.3 Million Seek Health Coverage Through ‘Obamacare’

Phoenix Man Accused of Offering Tiger Cub to Cops for $20K

More than 3 million new members joined the marketplace, also known as “Obamacare,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services. “We made unprecedented investments to expand our enrollment organization footprint into nearly every county in the country and targeted the hardest to reach communities,” she said. Political Cartoons President Joe Biden and a … Read more

Military Probing Whether Cancers Linked to Nuclear Silo Work

Nevada Cannabis Regulators Issue Product Pesticide Advisory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are “indications” the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died. All of the … Read more

3 Teens Shot in Yuma; 2 Suspects Sought; 2 Victims Serious

Nevada Cannabis Regulators Issue Product Pesticide Advisory

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Police were looking for suspects in an early morning shooting in Yuma on Saturday that injured three teenagers, two of them seriously. Police say they responded to the Yuma Regional Medical Center at about 4:48 a.m. Saturday when hospital officials reported they were treating three males with gunshot wounds. One is … Read more

Drugs, Other Risks Ruled Out at Prison Where Dozens Got Sick

Drugs, Other Risks Ruled Out at Prison Where Dozens Got Sick

An Illinois State Police hazardous materials team responded Wednesday afternoon to Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro, 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of St. Louis after staff members responding to an inmate “medical incident” were sickened, according to Department of Corrections spokesperson Naomi Puzzello. State police retrieved two substances found at the site, a nasal spray … Read more

Group of Faith Leaders Sue Challenging Missouri Abortion Law

Group of Faith Leaders Sue Challenging Missouri Abortion Law

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Missouri faith leaders on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision asks a court to throw out the state’s abortion law, alleging that lawmakers openly invoked their personal religious beliefs in drafting the measure. Since then, religious abortion rights … Read more

Study: Non-Infectious Diseases Cause Early Death in Pakistan

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has considerable control over infectious diseases but now struggles against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer as causes of early deaths, according to a new study published Thursday. The Lancet Global Health, a prestigious British-based medical journal, reported that five non-communicable diseases — ischaemic heart disease, stroke, congenital defects, cirrhosis, and chronic … Read more

Hong Kong to Scrap Isolation Rule for New COVID-19 Cases

Hong Kong to Scrap Isolation Rule for New COVID-19 Cases

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will scrap its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 from Jan. 30 as part of its strategy to return the southern Chinese city to normalcy, the city’s leader said on Thursday. For most of the pandemic over the last three years, Hong Kong has aligned itself with … Read more

Lesion Removed From Jill Biden’s Eyelid Was Non-Cancerous

Lesion Removed From Jill Biden's Eyelid Was Non-Cancerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lesion removed by surgeons last week from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid was a non-cancerous growth, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, physician to President Joe Biden, said Wednesday. O’Conner said in a memo released by the White House that a biopsy showed that the legion was seborrheic keratosis, a “very common, totally … Read more

Mississippi Bill Filings: Medicaid, Initiatives, Elections

Mississippi Bill Filings: Medicaid, Initiatives, Elections

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators had a light workload the first two weeks of their three-month session, but they are about to get busy debating proposals that could affect health care, voting rights and other issues. Monday was the deadline to file general bills. House and Senate committees face a Jan. 31 deadline to … Read more