By imposing harsh restrictions on when students can use the restroom, educators are teaching kids to ignore their bladder.
Gallup releases its latest index on the topic, based on over 100,000 survey responses.
Syphilis among newborns can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems such as blindness or deafness.
Louisiana and Washington state are both trying to eliminate the infectious disease in their states.
The cost of raising children has gotten so overwhelming for so many families that policymakers on both the federal and state levels are floating proposals.
A Colorado county where residents are dealing with hospital and medical costs much higher than in other parts of the state is now turning to a new model to negotiate on behalf of some of the largest employers in the region.
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The number of adults with autism diagnoses is soaring, but there aren’t enough programs and services to meet the demand.
The idea of hiring professional foster parents to take care of children is controversial, but is being tested as a solution to the shortage of families in these state systems.
Syphilis rates jumped by 73 percent overall and 156 percent for women from 2013 to 2017.
Cities could learn lessons from Cuba and Argentina about this kind of farming.
When a case is suspected, public health employees launch an exhaustive investigative process that one official called "real gumshoe work."
A case brought by the Oklahoma attorney general is expected to be the first against a drug company making prescription opioids to go to trial. A judge has ruled it can be televised.
Legislators in several states want pharmacy benefit managers to disclose more information about their practices, particularly rebates.
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In New York City and beyond, health departments are stopping restaurants from dosing customers with cannabidiol.
In one West Virginia county, 1,857 people are estimated to have injected drugs in the last six months.
Detailed proposals are on the table in 41 states.
Republican lawmakers don’t want to fully implement a ballot initiative passed in November. One health-care advocate called it “trampling on … representative democracy.”
States are eyeing lawsuits against drug manufacturers or assessments against the companies as possible ways to provide more money.
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