Health

  • Panel calls for stronger leadership of FDA foods program
    A panel on Tuesday called for changes at the federal agency that oversees most of the nation's food supply, saying revamped leadership, a clear mission and more urgency are needed to prevent illness outbreaks and to promote good health. But the report stopped short of recommending specific steps to take,... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-06 By JONEL ALECCIA AP Health Writer
  • Panel proposes major overhaul of German hospital financing
    BERLIN -- An expert panel unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a major overhaul of Germany's system for funding hospitals that it says would promote quality over quantity, ending what some described as a “hamster wheel” system where clinics tried to perform as many procedures as possible.The government-appointed panel of independent... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5
    Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots.Children ages 6 months through 4 years already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine — each a... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-05 By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer
  • Minnesota town drops Texas-style anti-abortion lawsuit plan
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota town has backed away from a proposal to let people sue abortion providers, including organizations that provide abortion drugs by mail, after the state’s attorney general warned that the plan was unconstitutional.The retiring state lawmaker behind the proposal said Monday that he’s not giving up despite... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-05 By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press
  • Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital's move is illegal and discriminatory. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee accused Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare of... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-05 By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press
  • China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends
    BEIJING -- China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for President Xi... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-04 By JOE McDONALD Associated Press
  • China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends
    BEIJING -- China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for President Xi... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-04 By JOE McDONALD Associated Press
  • New Zealand launches inquiry into its coronavirus response
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand is launching a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it made the right decisions in battling COVID-19 and how it can better prepare for future pandemics.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the coronavirus had posed the greatest threat to the nation's health and economy since World... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-04 By NICK PERRY Associated Press
  • China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased
    HONG KONG -- China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations. The National Health Commission said one death was reported each in the provinces of Shandong and Sichuan. No information was given about the ages... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-03 By ZEN SOO Associated Press
  • China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased
    HONG KONG -- China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations. The National Health Commission said one death was reported each in the provinces of Shandong and Sichuan. No information was given about the ages... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-03 By ZEN SOO Associated Press