Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s controversial near-total abortion ban Wednesday evening. The new law is the most restrictive anti-abortion measure passed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. The legislation — House Bill 314, “Human Life Protection Act” — bans all abortions in the
Los Angeles — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — A Mongolian couple has died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot kidney, triggering a quarantine that left tourists stranded in a remote region for days, officials said Monday. The ethnic Kazakh couple died May 1 in Nogoonnuur soum, in Mongolia’s westernmost province of Bayan-Ulgii, which borders
Millions of Americans suffer from insomnia, and many of them depend on sleep medications to get them through the night. Federal health officials have warned for years about the possible side effects, and now they’ve issued their strongest warning so far. The FDA ordered that several popular types of prescription
Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia have quarantined a cruise ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard. Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island’s chief medical officer, said Thursday that the ship is still in port and that no one has been allowed to leave it. “Whilst
Inflammation in your body could be a factor causing depression, according to a book just published in the U.S. called “The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.” Author Edward Bullmore, head of the psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge, examines the link between inflammation and mental health.