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    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a ban on the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state’s executive branch of government. The emergency directive announced by Hogan on Tuesday is the latest development in states acting to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms. It comes a week after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, banned state employees and contractors from accessing TikTok on state-owned devices, citing its ties to China. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, also a Republican, on Monday asked the state’s Department of Administration to ban TikTok from all state government devices it manages.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose mortality among pregnant and postpartum women increased between 2017 and 2020, with a more pronounced increase observed in 2020, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision to approve aducanumab may have negatively impacted willingness to participate in preclinical Alzheimer disease (AD) trials, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes do not have worse educational attainment or entry into higher education, despite missing more school, according to a study published in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A single well-healed facial scar does not negatively affect first impressions of attractiveness, confidence, or friendliness, but specific scar location and orientation may result in lower perceived attractiveness, according to a study published in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists can now prescribe hormonal contraceptives in 20 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., giving women easier access to birth control, a new report says. Another 10 states have legislation in the works, according to research presented Monday at a meeting of the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists in Las Vegas.

      Facebook parent Meta Platforms says it will be forced to consider removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation that could require social media companies to pay news outlets. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, if passed, would allow news companies to collectively negotiate with social platforms over the terms on which their material appears on their sites. Meta has taken similar stands in the past. Last year, it briefly blocked news from its platform in Australia after the country passed legislation that would compel tech companies to pay publishers for using their news stories.

      As temperatures drop outside, bring warmth into your home with cozy winter decorations. Use our collection of winter decor ideas to make your home feel warm and inviting this season. Showcasing plush fabrics, cool colors and comfy furnishings, these wintry designs will last you all the way to spring.

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      Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

      TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose mortality among pregnant and postpartum women increased between 2017 and 2020, with a more pronounced increase observed in 2020, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

      TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes do not have worse educational attainment or entry into higher education, despite missing more school, according to a study published in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

      TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A single well-healed facial scar does not negatively affect first impressions of attractiveness, confidence, or friendliness, but specific scar location and orientation may result in lower perceived attractiveness, according to a study published in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

      With the holiday season in full swing, you may be planning to travel a long distance to spend the holidays with family and friends. When it comes to taking your pet along, you may wonder if flying is the best option.  Flying is definitely a quick and seemingly simple way to get you and your pet to where you’re going.  Instead of spending hours driving, you and your furry sidekick will spend a lot less actual travel time when you are on a plane.  However, like all travel methods, flying does pose some potential obstacles and risks to take into consideration.

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