The push to confer full “personhood” status on every fertilized human egg has been rejected by voters and lawmakers in state after state, including deep-red Mississippi. But activists are cautiously hopeful that their cause could get a boost from Republicans who are about to assume leadership in Washington.
Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy | Kaiser Health News
Here are five actions the new HHS secretary might take, according to advocates on both sides, that would disrupt health policies currently in force:
One-third of long-term users say they're hooked on prescription opioids | The Washington Post
One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
The United States is being hit with the most mumps cases in a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest tally as of November 5 is 2,879 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia.