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MICHELLE CHAPMAN and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writers

Starbucks will cover travel for workers seeking abortions

Starbucks says it will pay travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion or gender-confirmation procedures if the resources aren't nearby.
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Ramishah Maruf, CNN

Varieties of Starburst, Skittles and Life Savers gummies recalled

Mars Wrigley US and Canada issued a voluntary recall of numerous gummy candies Friday, saying there could be a thin metal strand inside the candies or loose in the bag. The gummies were distributed in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
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A mobile team with the Salt Lake County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccines at Rancho M...
Ken Fall, KSL TV

Are you over 50 or heading out of town? Get a 2nd COVID-19 booster, Utah doctor says

With COVID-19 rates rising in Utah and throughout most of the country, public health officials are most concerned about people over 50 and the immunocompromised. 
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Going cashless during COVID-19 pandemic was ‘useless,’ BYU study says

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 by going cashless were essentially useless, according to a new study from Brigham Young University.
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Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Pediatrician strongly recommends against homemade formula

The formula shortage is continuing to rock families across the country, one Utah pediatrician shared what parents should do if they’re in a bind.
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Avian flu case confirmed in wild Utah birds; DWR asks for public caution

State wildlife officials say a dead great horned owl has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, marking the first case of the virus in wild birds in Utah.
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Utah Women and Leadership Project releases status snapshots for Pacific Islander, Asian women

As Utah becomes more diverse, researchers with the Utah Women and Leadership project believe capturing the experiences of Pacific Islander and Asian women will help the state better address their needs.
6 days ago
Dr. Hussein D. Abdul-Latif, left, and Dr. Morissa Ladinsky, two University of Alabama at Birmingham...
KIM CHANDLER Associated Press

New Alabama law could jail doctors for transgender treatments

Two physicians who run a clinic in Alabama to treat children with gender dysphoria are bracing themselves now that a law that makes some of their work a crime has gone into effect. Dr. Hussein Abdul-Latif and Dr. Morissa Ladinsky lead a team in Birmingham, Alabama, that cares for more than 150 young people who are transgender or gender diverse.
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Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Pipes possible cause of Utah woman’s health problems

A Park City resident is urging others to get the pipes and water coming into their home tested after finding what was coming through her home's pipes could be a big reason why she been feeling so sick.
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REBECCA BOONE and JOHN HANNA Associated Press

In abortion fight, conservatives push to end all exceptions

Rape, incest and the health of the fetus or mother were once accepted reasons to obtain an abortion in even the most conservative Republican-led states. But now roughly 20 states have abortion bans in the works without some of those exceptions.
10 days ago
(FILE PHOTO) Close up of cancer cells in the cervix. Cancer of the uterine cervix, the portion of t...
CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

Study uncovers clues to rise in uterine cancer death rates

A new study has found clues about what's driving an increase in uterine cancer deaths, particularly among Black women.
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DAVID PITT Associated Press

NASA scientists wins World Food Prize for climate, food production modeling

A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production systems must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was recognized Thursday for innovative modeling of the impact of climate change on food production.
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Syringes ready to be administered to residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised and ...
Jacqueline Howard, CNN

FDA officials say annual COVID-19 shots may be needed in the future

Top FDA officials hint that the COVID-19 vaccine might be an annual shot like how the seasonal flu is treated.
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These are the US states where abortion rights could be under threat if Roe v. Wade is overturned. A...
Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN

13 states have passed so-called ‘trigger laws,’ that go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned

13 states, including Utah, have passed so-called 'trigger laws,' that go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
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CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press

What’s next for abortion after Supreme Court leak? Q&A

The nation's capital has a long tradition of stunning leaks, from national security secrets to political scandals, but this week's disclosure of a draft Supreme Court decision is one for the history books.
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LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America

Autopsy backlog plagues Mississippi, with worst delays in US

An Associated Press analysis has found that Mississippi has long operated in violation of national standards for death investigations, accruing a severe backlog of autopsies and reports.
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At 68, Utah woman Mary Crafts is at her healthiest – and she didn't start her healthy eating jour...
Shara Park & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Utah woman encourages older adults to cook healthy

By following a few simple tips, older Utahns can learn to cook and eat more nutritiously.
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Microbiologist Anne Vandenburg-Carroll tests poultry samples collected from a farm located in a con...
DAVID PITT, Associated Press

First recent US case of human bird flu confirmed in Colorado

The federal government says a Colorado state prison inmate is the first person to have tested positive for bird flu in the latest outbreak in the United States.
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah family donates $15M to Primary Children’s in memory of infant son

A $15 million endowment gift from a Utah family has helped Intermountain Healthcare establish the first highly specialized fetal care center in Utah and the Intermountain West.
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Katherine Dillinger

CDC confirms case of bird flu in Colorado man

A case of influenza A(H5), also known as H5 bird flu, has been confirmed in a man in Colorado who had direct exposure to poultry and the culling of birds with presumptive H5N1 bird flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Thursday.
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MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

FDA to issue plan banning menthol in cigarettes, cigars

The U.S. government is set to release its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
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Alex Cabrero and Michael Houck, KSL TV

Hogle Zoo quarantines birds due to the spreading Avian Flu

As avian flu makes its way across the country, and in Utah, Hogle Zoo is taking some measures to keep its birds safe.
20 days ago
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SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

Tired of global disasters? UN predicts more and worse

A new United Nations report says disasters are on the rise and are going to get worse. In the late 20th century, the world had some 90 to 100 disasters per year. Now a new UN report says disasters that range from climate change to COVID-19 are going to jump to about 560 a year […]
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Adolescent suicides in several US states increased during the pandemic, research shows. (Credit: Pa...
Kristen Rogers, CNN

Adolescent suicides in several US states increased during the pandemic, research shows

The mental health of Americans has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, and new research shows the damage wasn't limited to adults.
21 days ago
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