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Federal disability payments encourage more family caregiving, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Federal disability benefits can lead to increases in other support for beneficiaries, such as in-kind assistance from adult children, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Receipt of federal disability insurance also increases the likelihood that children are paid for their in-kind assistance and enables children …

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New federal program provides free HIV prevention drugs to uninsured

A new program to provide free HIV prevention drugs to people who cannot afford them because they do not have health insurance was announced Tuesday by the U.S. government. Use of daily preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) significantly reduces the risk that a person who is HIV-free will contract the AIDS-causing virus …

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Federal, state background check laws together cut teen gun carrying

(HealthDay)—The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) together with the universal background check (U/BC) significantly reduces gun carrying among adolescents, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Pediatrics. Lava R. Timsina, Ph.D., from Indiana University in Indianapolis, and colleagues examined whether NICS had an effect on adolescent …

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Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

by Carla K. Johnson In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, file photo, marijuana equipment sits on display along a window at the Minerva medical cannabis dispensary in Santa Fe, N.M. The U.S. government is explicitly barring federal dollars for opioid addiction treatment from being used on medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Morgan …

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$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

Attorney Mark Lanier gets a hug outside the U.S. Federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the …

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Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

In this June 21, 2019, file photo, a motorist enters Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect on August 28 after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented. U.S. …

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