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US Justice Department sues over Tennessee law targeting HIV-positive people convicted of sex work

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Tennessee over its decades-old felony aggravated prostitution law, arguing that it illegally imposes tougher criminal penalties on people who are HIV positive.
Lyme disease case counts in the US rose by almost 70% in 2022 due to a change in how it's reported

Lyme disease case counts in the US rose by almost 70% in 2022 due to a change in how it's reported

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyme disease cases in the U.S. jumped nearly 70% in 2022, which health officials say is not due to a major increase of new infections but instead a change in reporting requirements.
Iowa's abortion providers now have some guidance for the paused 6-week ban, if it is upheld

Iowa's abortion providers now have some guidance for the paused 6-week ban, if it is upheld

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s medical board on Thursday approved some guidance abortion providers would need to follow if the state’s ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy is upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court.
A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead.
South Korean doctors rally against government plans to increase the number of medical students

South Korean doctors rally against government plans to increase the number of medical students

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Korean doctors rallied in the capital, Seoul, and other cities on Thursday against a government plan to boost the number of medical students.
Despite council support, VCH no longer considering contentious drug consumption site

Despite council support, VCH no longer considering contentious drug consumption site

Vancouver Coastal Health says it is no longer considering a stand-alone supervised consumption site in Richmond, British Columbia.
Assisted-dying expansion delay not based on stereotypes around mental illness: Virani

Assisted-dying expansion delay not based on stereotypes around mental illness: Virani

OTTAWA — Canada's justice minister is rejecting charges that the federal government is perpetuating mental-illness stereotypes by delaying a planned expansion of medical assistance in dying.
Some worry California proposition to tackle homelessness would worsen the problem

Some worry California proposition to tackle homelessness would worsen the problem

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic California Gov.
Things to know about California's Proposition 1

Things to know about California's Proposition 1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters this March will decide on a statewide ballot measure that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said would transform the outdated mental health system and address the ongoing homelessness crisis.
Nebraska Republican gives top priority to bill allowing abortions in cases of fatal fetal anomalies

Nebraska Republican gives top priority to bill allowing abortions in cases of fatal fetal anomalies

LINCOLN, Neb.