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Planned Parenthood seeks class action status after Arkansas cuts payments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood has sought class action status for its Medicaid patients in Arkansas after a U.S. judge ordered the state to continue payments to three women who challenged Arkansas’ move to halt payments to the organization.<p>A sign is pictured at the entrance to a …

To Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

<i>This article by Ken Harbaugh originally appeared on Fatherly:</i><p>Every morning for the past three weeks, he has woken me at 4 AM with his pacing -- collar jangling, looking for God knows what. He has been talking to ghosts lately. He wanders into corners, gets stuck, and lets out a hoarse "woof." I …

Poachers poison 14 elephants in Zimbabwe national parks

Parks and wildlife authority says cyanide used to kill three animals in Matusadona, and 11 in Hwange, with tusks cut off in some cases<p>Fourteen elephants have been poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, the National Parks and Wildlife …

The 4 Kinds of People Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids

And how to change their minds<p>“Vaccine hesitancy” is a delicate way of phrasing a serious public-health problem. The World Health Organization defines it as “delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services.”<p>There’s a tendency to treat these vaccine-hesitant …

Public Health

Concern grows for lesbian couple after arrest and interrogation

The two women have been forced to undergo “rehabilitation for lesbianism”.<p>Human rights advocates have voiced concern for two teenage girls arrested …

Human Rights

Ben Carson admits GOP gun policy defeat: Obama should skip meeting families of Oregon shooting victims, wait for “the next one”

These mass-shootings are inevitable, Carson implicitly argued, the president just needs to wait for the next one<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>October 6, 2015 3:15pm (UTC)<p>On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, GOP presidential contender Ben Carson unwittingly confessed that his party's obstructionism on all gun …

Ben Carson

Conservative Oregon newspaper warns President Obama he’s “not welcome” to meet with Umpqua shooting victims

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Right-wing Roseburg publisher complains to Bill O’Reilly that Obama will “stand on the corpses of our loved ones”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>October 6, 2015 4:41pm (UTC)<p>Already scheduled to be in the Pacific Northwest for a fundraiser on behalf of Washington Democratic Senator Patty Murray, …

Gun Control

What Men Really Think About Mental Health Stigma

There's nothing emasculating about sharing your feelings.<p>Talking about mental health is the first step to eliminating the negative stereotype around it -- but for men, this can be particularly challenging.<p>Approximately 6 million American men have depression each year, yet research shows many are …

Police: 5 family members found dead in Minnesota home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five family members, including three children, were found dead in their lakeside home in an upscale western Minneapolis suburb on …

Hung Up

US faces severe shortage of psychiatrists as demand grows – report

The majority of US states face a shortage of psychiatrists, while the need for specialists is growing. Health care providers and policymakers are …