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Teen vaping is soaring as the Trump administration tries to crack down

As many as 1.3 million more teens have tried vaping this year compared to last year, according to the latest government-funded survey on teen nicotine use. The survey, released Monday by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, found that 37.3 percent of high school seniors reported “any vaping during the past 12 months,” up from… Read More »

Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration

Should the government pay for medical research that uses tissue from aborted fetuses? This debate, ever smoldering, has erupted again, pitting anti-abortion forces in the Trump administration against scientists who say the tissue is essential for studies that benefit millions of patients. In a letter last week that read like a shot across the bow,… Read More »

Trump administration weakens Obamacare birth control coverage mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-provided health insurance plans are required to cover birth control as a preventive service. Now, the US Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule providing exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate to entities that object to such coverage based on religious beliefs. The second final rule… Read More »