Court: Local health departments can issue unilateral orders | Health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Local health officials can unilaterally issue orders to slow disease, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision upholding controversial orders limiting indoor gatherings and mandating masks that officials of Dane County during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 decision confirms that state law gives local health officials … Read more

Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health and fitness

Trial in Florida's opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens |  health and fitness

By CURT ANDERSON – Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A trial opened on Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against pharmacy chain Walgreens, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths . The trial in Pasco County, north of … Read more

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing | health and fitness

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing |  health and fitness

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A Republican-authored bill legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin will have its first public hearing next week, in a bid to meet a goal of supporters and to be the latest sign of progress for those supporting the laws of the state want to relax. The bill will not go into effect … Read more

Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The trial opened Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against the Walgreens pharmacy chain, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths caused. The trial in Pasco County, north of Tampa, comes after other defendants in … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit | health

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit |  health

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two families of transgender teenagers and two doctors sued the state of Alabama on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans teens under the age of 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to induce their Gender to … Read more

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. soldiers who are HIV-positive cannot be fired or barred from becoming an officer simply because they have the virus, a federal judge in Virginia ruled. Advocates say it is one of the strongest rulings in years for people living with HIV. The cases involved two service members the Air Force … Read more

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. soldiers who are HIV-positive cannot be fired or barred from becoming an officer simply because they have the virus, a federal judge in Virginia ruled. Supporters say it is one of the strongest rulings for people living with HIV in years. The cases involved two service members the Air Force … Read more