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Friday, May 17, 2019 at 09:37 AM CDT

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

During a recent walk in the woods, Stephanie Tait moved slowly, leaning into her cane when necessary, and pausing to take a break every few steps. She is 34 years old. Tait, a mother of two in Salem,...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:08 PM CDT

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:08 AM CDT

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states. The Tennessean reports the Thursday announcement says five people have been...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:48 PM CDT

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:39 PM CDT

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:34 PM CDT

42 Illinois Hospitals Rank Among Safest in Country: Report

42 Illinois Hospitals Rank Among Safest in Country: Report

Illinois is home to 42 of the safest hospitals in the country, according to a new a report from a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:55 AM CDT

Scientology Says Measles Risk Over on Its Cruise Ship

Scientology Says Measles Risk Over on Its Cruise Ship

Everyone on board the Church of Scientology's cruise ship, the Freewinds, has been deemed unable to spread or contract measles following the ship's quarantine, Scientology officials said Tuesday. NBC News...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM CDT

Female Veterans Want New Caucus and Clout in US Politics

Female Veterans Want New Caucus and Clout in US Politics

Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics. The...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 05:59 AM CDT

Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rebound With Economy

Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rebound With Economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:34 PM CDT

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation...

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