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    A man in police custody died in Northern California after he broke a hospital’s window with a metal oxygen tank and fell off a ledge following an altercation with an officer and a nurse. The man died Thursday in San Jose. Police say he was in custody because he had allegedly violated a court order. Officers took him to the hospital for a pre-existing medical condition. The man broke the window with the oxygen tank while he was alone in the hospital room and jumped out onto a ledge. The officer and hospital security guards went back into the room to stop the man’s escape attempt, but he fell 20 feet.

      Wildlife authorities say a raccoon in Maine was euthanized and tested for rabies after a woman brought it into a pet store for a nail trim and some customers kissed it. A Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife spokesperson said Sunday that the raccoon tested negative for the disease, and there is no rabies risk to the public as a result of the incident. The spokesperson also says raccoons are among the most common carriers of rabies in the state, and bringing the wild animal into a pet store constituted an unnecessary risk to public health.

        Two horses have died the past two days following injuries at Churchill Downs. They are the 11th and 12th fatalities over the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby. Mare Kimberley Dream was euthanized after sustaining a distal sesamodean ligament rupture to her front leg during Saturday’s first race. Lost in Limbo was euthanized following a similar injury just before the finish line in Friday’s seventh race. A Kentucky steward’s report from May 13 lists the previously unreported death of Bosque Redondo after finishing 10th in the seventh race from an unspecified injury.

          Lawmakers in 29 states have approved or are working on laws that allow the creation of hospital police forces, whose members can carry firearms and make arrests. Some critics worry about the “unintended consequences” of boosting law enforcement presence in places people receive medical care.

            New York City Mayor Eric Adams has signed legislation that will ban discrimination based on body size by adding weight and height to the list of protected categories such as race, sex and religion. Exemptions under the ordinance include cases in which an individual’s height or weight could prevent them from performing essential functions of the job. Some business leaders have said they are concerned that that compliance with the new ordinance could become an onerous burden. Several other U.S. cities have banned discrimination based on weight or on physical appearance, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.

            FRIDAY, May 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Daily multivitamin supplementation improves memory in older adults compared with placebo, according to a study published online May 24 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

            FRIDAY, May 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity use fewer lipid-lowering, cardiovascular, and antidiabetic medications over the long term versus patients with obesity not undergoing surgery, according to a study published online May 24 in JAMA Surgery.


            A court-appointed monitor said in January that child migrants held in medical isolation may be overlooked when Border Patrol stations are too crowded. Dr. Paul H. Wise's warning was issued five months before an 8-year-old girl with a heart condition died in custody during an unusually busy period in the same Texas region he inspected. The Stanford University pediatrics professor called the death of Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez of Panama “preventable” during a visit this week Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to look into the circumstances. Wise says there should be “little hesitation” to hospitalize children with chronic conditions.

            Funding for drug treatment centers in Oregon, financed by the state’s pioneering drug decriminalization policy, stands these days at over a quarter-billion dollars. Officials are calling for closer monitoring of where the money goes. That need for oversight was demonstrated this week when state officials terminated a $1.5 million grant agreement with a drug recovery nonprofit in Klamath Falls. The nonprofit is accused of failing to submit completed expenditure and data reports and buying a building for more than double the authorized amount. A bill to provide more oversight staff has been delayed as Republican lawmakers maintain their three-week walkout.

            A judge has put a temporary halt to South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy until the state Supreme Court can review the measure. The ruling Friday by Judge Clifton Newman came just about 24 hours after Gov. Henry McMaster signed the bill. The decision means South Carolina reverts back to a ban around 20 weeks. The new law is similar to a ban on abortion once cardiac activity can be detected that lawmakers passed in 2021. Legislative leaders say the new law makes technical tweaks that should sway at least one justice to change his mind. Planned Parenthood says the differences shouldn't change the original ruling.

            We all know that exposure to the sun is good for us. When we expose ourselves to the sun, our skin synthesizes vitamin D which affects everything from our bones to our muscles, our nerves to our immune system and now we know that vitamin D can affect our mental health as well. Yair Ben-Dor h…

            The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has stripped one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors of its license to sell highly addictive painkillers after determining it failed to flag thousands of suspicious, high-volume orders at the height of the opioid crisis. The revocation order against Morris & Dickson Co. that threatens to put the Louisiana-based company out of business came two days after an Associated Press investigation found the DEA allowed the company to keep shipping drugs for nearly four years after a judge recommended the harshest punishment for its “cavalier disregard” of rules aimed at preventing opioid abuse.

            Emergency dispatch logs in Portland, Oregon, show that a man died while waiting over a half-hour for an ambulance after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last month. Firefighters say the incident highlights their frustration at a lack of available ambulances to respond to emergency calls. The logs were obtained through a public records request by KGW-TV. County officials say ambulances should arrive to nearly all calls within eight minutes. But KGW-TV reports that during a five-month period ending in February, that mark was missed a third of the time. Police say the man who died shortly after midnight on April 28 was apparently attempting to cross the street in his wheelchair when he was struck.

            Supporters of an Indianapolis doctor have voiced frustration with the Indiana medical board’s decision that she violated patient privacy laws when she talked with a newspaper reporter about providing an abortion last summer to a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim. The board’s vote late Thursday to issue a letter of reprimand against Dr. Caitlin Bernard won’t limit her ability to practice medicine. The hospital system where she works said it stood by its review that she followed privacy rules. Some of Bernard’s colleagues criticized the state attorney general’s pursuit of disciplinary action against her as trying to intimidate doctors. Her lawyers haven't said whether they will appeal the board's decision in the state court system.

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