GILBERT, Ariz. – Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. “Sometimes I do think about the school shootings,” said Tetschner, who doesn’t pay much attention to politics but has been “You can’t not put your kid in school,” she said. “I just hope and pray that nothing happens.” Tetschner’s worries are weighing heavy on Republicans in Arizona and elsewhere in the wake of recent mass shootings. The party has seen once-reliable suburbs turn competitive as women worry about their children’s safety and bristle at Trump’s harsh rhetoric on race and immigration, and they embraced Democratic alternatives in last year’s midterm elections. GOP candidates looking ahead at tough races increasingly are eyeing new ways to address anxieties … [Read more...] about Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns
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FT Health is now stopping over the summer. To keep reading our journalism on health policy and life sciences, please sign up to myFT topics on health, visit www.ft.com/health, email us via [email protected] and on Twitter follow @FTHealth, @AJack and @darrendoddIf in doubt, reclassify. That is the latest proposal to boost lagging efforts to tackle the global burden of smoking, a legal but lethal practice for over a fifth of the world’s population aged over 15 which kills 8m people a year.Writing in the BMJ, two professors at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences argue that the current focus on nicotine dependence — which makes quitting so difficult — means that tobacco use is often categorised as a mental health condition. Instead, they suggest it should be considered as a leading non-communicable disease on a par with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, to encourage greater prominence and research, the development of disease management … [Read more...] about FT Health: Time to reclassify tobacco?
Northern Ireland 20 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48332579 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Infected blood, a little girl's First Holy Communion and a father's campaign for better mental health in prisons make the … [Read more...] about Health woes and a First Holy Communion
Maureen Groppe USA TODAY Published 3:00 AM EDT May 16, 2019 WASHINGTON – The ongoing thrust and parry between Democrats and the Trump administration over Obamacare may leave the average person wondering what health care coverage created by the 2010 landmark law is still available and what’s changed. House Democrats will continue their vigorous defense of the Affordable Care Act Thursday when they bring to the floor measures to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s alterations to the law. Democrats' package includes provisions that would block Trump's expansion of short-term plans that don't meet all the ACA's requirements and would restore outreach funding that helps people enroll in Obamacare plans. Some of Trump's changes are also being challenged in court. And that’s where Republicans are still trying to overturn the entire law, which they weren’t able to undo when they controlled both the House and Senate. For … [Read more...] about Democrats try to save Obamacare as Donald Trump chips away at it
Nate Chute Montgomery Advertiser Published 7:38 AM EDT May 15, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In 2019, more than a dozen states have either passed or attempted to pass stricter abortion legislation. Alabama's Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would be the most restrictive in the nation. Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp has already signed a bill that would make performing an abortion illegal once a heartbeat is detected. That new law is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. Two other states – Ohio and Mississippi – have passed similar legislation. The bills are expected to face litigation. Here are similarities and differences between the Georgia law and the proposed Alabama law: When can you get an abortion? Current state law in both states outlaws abortion after 20 weeks unless the woman's health is at risk. Georgia's newly signed law would change the time period to six weeks of pregnancy, a time period in which many … [Read more...] about Alabama abortion bill: How it compares to Georgia abortion law