Author name: Vivian Hughes

Vivian Hughes writes about arts, automotive, travel, and fashion. She is a busy woman who always has something new to write about. Vivian is a big fan of travel and she loves to learn new things every day. When she's not writing articles or books you can find her on her bicycle riding around town or swimming in one of her favorite pools.

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In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

NITEROI — Since Rio de Janeiro declared a public health emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever last month, the city has ramped up testing capacities, opened up a dozen dengue health centers and trained medical staff to attend to the ever-growing needs of its population. But in Rio’s sister city of Niteroi, just across […]

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Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize drug possession

SALEM, Ore. — A bill recriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs was passed by the Oregon Legislature on Friday, undoing a key part of the state’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law as governments struggle to respond to the deadliest overdose crisis in U.S. history. The state Senate approved House Bill 4002 in a 21-8

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Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Groups representing Alabama doctors and hospitals urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to revisit a decision equating frozen embryos to children, saying the ruling is blocking fertility treatments and harming the medical community. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Hospital Association filed a brief supporting a

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As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

SEATTLE — A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis received unanimous support in the House on Friday, opening the door for state funding to address a scourge that some say is claiming a generation. “This bill invests in Indian country. It invests in the

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Patient and 3 staffers charged in another patient's beating death at mental health facility

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A patient, two psychiatric assistants and a nurse have been indicted on charges stemming from the beating death of another patient at a state-run mental health facility in Ohio. A 24-year-old man who allegedly attacked the 57-year-old victim at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Columbus on July 23, 2022, is charged with

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Dengue cases in Peru are surging, fueled by mosquitoes and high temperatures brought by El Niño

PIURA, Peru — Residents of Pedregal Grande, a poor neighborhood in the Peruvian city of Piura, receive water for only 30 minutes a day because of shortages, forcing them to collect it in plastic tanks that have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Scorching temperatures and a lack of air conditioning force people out of their

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With trash bins now required in NYC, only the rats are sorry to see the garbage piles go

NEW YORK — New York City’s tradition of piling garbage bags on the sidewalk for pickup is going the way of the dinosaur. As of Friday, all 200,000 businesses in the Big Apple are required to put out their bags of trash in garbage bins, as communities across the country and world have long done.

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Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge declared a mistrial Friday in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The ruling came about two hours after jurors sent a note saying they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after three days of deliberations. Superior Court Judge Vivian Medinilla ordered

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Judge blocks Texas from collecting info on transgender children receiving gender-affirming care

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked state Attorney General Ken Paxton from forcing an LGBTQ+ advocacy group to hand over information about transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care. The ruling came just one day after PFLAG National went to court to try to stop Paxton’s office from getting the information. Travis

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New York attorney general says a county must rescind its ban on female transgender athletes

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday demanded that a county on Long Island scuttle its new prohibition against transgender women and girls competing in female sports. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman issued an executive order on Feb. 22 banning sports organizations from county-run athletic facilities if they allow transgender girls

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