Pro-vaccine lawmaker reports online threat to her children

Health 05/02/19, 10:39

A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory vaccinations for all school children.Democratic Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, posted Wednesday on Facebook that state Capitol police are investigating what she interpreted as ...

Whitmer orders study of insurers’ use of non-driving factors

Health 05/01/19, 17:32

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered a review of how Michigan's auto insurers use non-driving factors such as education and credit scores to set premiums that rank among the nation's highest.The Democrat's directive also includes an examination of how insurers ...

New York City bans alcohol ads on city property

Health 04/30/19, 09:33

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a ban of alcohol advertising on city property.The ban, which takes effect immediately, applies to bus shelters, newsstands, Wi-Fi kiosks and recycling kiosks. Venues currently permitted to sell alcohol, such as restaurants, ...

Wash. Legislature finishes session: What passed, what died

Health 04/29/19, 18:11

The Washington state Legislature adjourned at midnight Sunday, avoiding overtime and ending a 105-day legislative session that saw bills signed on high-profile issues and a whirlwind finish that raised questions about transparency.Entering their second year in full control of state ...

More than half quarantined by LA universities are cleared

Health 04/29/19, 14:24

More than half of the nearly 800 students, faculty and staff members who were quarantined following exposure to the measles virus at two Los Angeles universities have been cleared to resume their normal activities.The quarantine marked one of the most ...

Mental health defense dropped in Chinese scholar case

Health 04/29/19, 11:32

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar say they are abandoning their mental health defense. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that Brendt Christensen's attorneys had been planning to argue that the 29-year-old suffered from ...

Nebraska avoiding measles outbreak with high vaccine rate

Health 04/27/19, 09:54

Broderick Hansen hopped on the exam table recently at Children's Physicians West Village Pointe for his kindergarten vaccinations without any fuss.Among them was a second dose of the vaccine that will protect the 4-year-old from measles, the once nearly gone ...

Inspectors pan California prison built to boost inmate care

Health 04/25/19, 17:29

A flagship California prison medical facility built to improve the state's substandard care is itself providing poor treatment including botched diagnoses and haphazard distribution of medications, California's inspector general reported Thursday.Corrections Department Inspector General Roy Wesley on Thursday gave an ...