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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Quest Diagnostics says its test for Zika virus has received emergency authorization from FDA - Reuters

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

More: 16 disciplined for mistakes that lead to deadly airstrike on Afghanistan hospital were suspended and given lesser punishments; no one to face criminal charges, Los Angeles Times reports

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Pentagon disciplines 16 in connection to deadly airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, official tells Los Angeles Times

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health care

Federal policy expands Medicaid coverage to those in halfway houses - USA Today

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Syrian civil war

Syria's army denies reports that the Syrian Air Force targeted a hospital in Aleppo, state TV reports - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Editor's note: International aid charity Médecins Sans Frontières says 14 patients and staff were killed by a direct air strike on a hospital it supports in Aleppo, Syria. The charity did not specify whether the strike was carried out by the Syrian Air Force, or whether the Russian air group in Syria was involved. There have been no statements claiming or denying responsibility for the attack. - David

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Fight against Islamic State militants

One of the last pediatricians in Syria was killed in airstrike on hospital in Aleppo, charity Médecins Sans Frontières says

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Fight against Islamic State militants

At least 14 patients, staff killed in Wednesday's airstrike on MSF-supported hospital in Aleppo, Syria, charity says

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Fight against Islamic State militants

MSF-supported hospital in Aleppo, Syria, was hit by a direct air strike and destroyed on April 26, organization says

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UK junior doctors strike 2016

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt: 'I don't think any union has a right to blackmail a government' - BBC News

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UK junior doctors strike 2016

Junior doctors in England begin 1st all-out strike in the history of the National Health Service - LBC

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Arkansas, US

Arkansas legislature passes funding save Medicaid expansion program - @4029Paige

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South Korea

South Korea to deregulate biotech sector, bolster 'science diplomacy,' government says - Yonhap News

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Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he's open to legalizing medical marijuana - Reuters

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UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth to trim Affordable Care Act exchanges to 'handful' of states in 2017 - AP

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UK junior doctors strike 2016

British Medical Association says it will call off next week's strike if Labour Party leader Jeremy Hunt removes his threat to impose new contract - PA

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2016 US elections

Statement: Bernie Sanders' speech at the Vatican: 'As Pope Francis made powerfully clear last year in Laudato Si', we have the technology and know-how to solve our problems - from poverty to climate change to health care to protection of biodiversity. We also have the vast wealth to do so, especially if the rich pay their way in fair taxes rather than hiding their funds in the world's tax and secrecy havens- as the Panama Papers have shown' - @BernieSanders

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Canada

Report: Non-Canadians excluded from Canada's new assisted suicide law to be announced Thursday, senior government official says - AP

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health care

RT @wfaasebastian: #BREAKING Rockwall Dr. Jacques Roy GUILTY in US District Court on multiple counts of medicare fraud ($350 million) https… - @wfaachannel8

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Tennessee, US

Hilton Hotels, Cigna, and Lyft join opposition to Tennessee bill that would require students to use bathroom that corresponds with their sex at birth - Tennessean

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