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Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion bill 3:02pm EDT

The governor of Kansas on Thursday vetoed a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid for the poor under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) because the measure was not fiscally responsible and would still fund Planned Parenthood.

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Chemical disinfectants and sanitizers linked to thyroid cancer

(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to chemicals like deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers on the job may be more likely than other people to develop thyroid cancer, a recent study suggests.

5:13pm EDT

Georgia Senate passes expansion of limited medical marijuana law

The Georgia state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would expand the state's limited medical marijuana law to include people with 15 medical conditions, up from nine currently.

U.S., 5:01pm EDT

More evidence linking stress to obesity

(Reuters Health) - Using hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight.

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Exclusive: Indonesia eyes decree on tobacco after bill runs into opposition

JAKARTA Indonesia's government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world's fourth-most populous nation, after a bill outlining the changes was opposed by the health ministry and anti-smoking groups.

World, Indonesia 4:57am EDT

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