Health

  • SD gov: Bar abortion pills, but don't punish women for them
    WASHINGTON -- South Dakota’s Republican governor pledged on Sunday to bar mail-order abortion pills but said women should not face prosecution for seeking them.In apparent defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away women's constitutional protections for abortion, Kristi Noem indicated in... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-26
  • A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights
    At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it.Her response to... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-25
  • WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'
    LONDON -- The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox —... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-25
  • Trudeau: US abortion ruling could mean loss of other rights
    TORONTO -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Saturday that the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights and indicated his country would continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada.Trudeau called the court’s decision “horrific” and... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-25
  • Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms
    WASHINGTON -- Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-25
  • Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection
    Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall.The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death --... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-25
  • Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?
    They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history and the Constitution —... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-24
  • Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?
    They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history and the Constitution —... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-24
  • Dems hope to harness outrage, sadness after abortion ruling
    YARDLEY, Pa. -- The shock quickly turned to sadness for Victoria Lowe. The 37-year-old lawyer, working outside a cafe in suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said she couldn't believe the Supreme Court stripped away the constitutional right to abortion that women have had her entire life. She started to cry. “I... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-24
  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tests positive for COVID-19
    BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a press release from his office. Edwards says that he does not currently have symptoms and will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for people who have tested positive for... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-06-24

  • Monkeypox mutating more than previously thought, researchers say
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! There are now more than 200 monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases confirmed in the U.S., and experts are warning that the virus is mutating more that previously believed.In a study published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, a group of Portuguese researchers found... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-25 By Julia Musto
  • What is mifepristone? Abortion medication in focus after Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Following the Supreme Court's upheaval of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement that states cannot ban the abortion medication mifepristone. "And we stand ready to work with other arms of the federal government... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-25 By Julia Musto
  • New Hampshire governor blocks pharmacists from dispensing ivermectin to treat COVID-19 without prescription
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill on Friday that would have permitted pharmacists to dispense ivermectin, a parasite drug, to treat COVID-19 by means of a standing order without a prescription.Some Americans have been turning to ivermectin to treat the... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-24 By Fox News
  • ‘Iron Chef' champ, Ground Zero hero is first double lung transplant recipient at Mount Sinai Health
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The first double lung transplant at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City was recently performed on Iron Chef America winner James Kelly. Kelly appeared during season four of the popular food show where he helped his brother, Chef Peter Kelly,... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Amy McGorry
  • Florida meningococcal outbreak among gay and bisexual men is one of worst in US history: CDC
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating one of the worst meningococcal outbreaks among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history, according to a recent press release. "Getting vaccinated against meningococcal disease is the best way to prevent this serious illness,... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Shiv Sudhakar
  • SC nurse admits to COVID vaccine card fraud
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A former nursing director in South Carolina pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to federal agents about providing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.Tammy Hudson McDonald, who worked at a PruittHealth skilled nursing facility last summer, filled out cards for people she knew had not... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Fox News
  • CDC panel recommends seniors get newer flu vaccines
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A federal advisory panel said Wednesday that American ages 65 and up should get newer flu vaccines. Regular shots, they said, do not provide enough protection for the seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots.The shots include Fluzone... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Julia Musto
  • Biden admin boosts testing for monkeypox
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox virus tests to commercial laboratories.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said it had shipped tests to five commercial laboratory companies. The companies include Aegis Science, Labcorp,... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Julia Musto
  • WHO meeting on monkeypox, possible global health emergency
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting Thursday to discuss the monkeypox virus outbreak, and decide if it warrants being declared a global health emergency. With thousands of cases reported in tens of countries around the world, the declaration would mean that the... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Julia Musto
  • Pediatricians recommend all adolescents be screened for suicide risk
    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising depression and suicide risk screenings for all adolescents age 12 and older, according to their updated schedule for preventative care released online this week.The screening for suicide risk was added to the existing depression... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2022-06-23 By Jon Brown