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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ A ‘Healthy’ State Of The Union

Health policy played a surprisingly robust role in President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address. The president laid out an ambitious set of health goals in his speech Tuesday to Congress and the nation, including reining in drug prices, ending the transmission of HIV in the U.S. during the next decade and dedicating… Read More »

Measles sickens 19 in Washington state. Portland Trail Blazers fans may have been exposed

Contagious people also went to Portland International Airport, as well as to hospitals, schools, stores, churches and restaurants across Washington’s Clark County and the two-state region, county officials said. A public health emergency was declared Friday in Clark County, less than a half hour drive from Portland, in response to the measles outbreak. Of 19… Read More »

Teenage Sexting Legal in New South Wales! Australian State Decriminalises the Practice Between 'Similar Age' Partners

Teenager (Photo Credits: Unsplash) Australia’s New South Wales have made teen sexting between consenting partners legal. The state decriminalised the practice after Royal Commission findings recommended changes in their existing law. According to their earlier rules, teenagers who sent sexually explicit content to others could be held for the possession and distribution of child pornography… Read More »