Health

  • S. Korea to expand testing, shorten quarantine for omicron
    South Korea will expand rapid testing and shorten quarantines as it reshapes its pandemic response to deal with a faster-than-expected surge in coronavirus infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variantBy KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated PressJanuary 24, 2022, 7:51 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-23 By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press
  • Monthlong pandemic lockdown lifted on China's Xi'an
    Authorities have lifted a monthlong pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi'an and its 13 million residentsByThe Associated PressJanuary 24, 2022, 5:29 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- Authorities have lifted a monthlong pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi’an and... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-23 By The Associated Press
  • Youth's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and respond to overdoses.The seventh grader... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-23 By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press
  • Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels
    Police in Brussels have fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse violent demonstrations against COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictionsByThe Associated PressJanuary 23, 2022, 7:00 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBRUSSELS -- Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas Sunday in Brussels to disperse... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-23 By The Associated Press
  • Russia sets another daily virus record amid omicron surge
    New coronavirus infections in Russia have reached an all-time high, the third consecutive daily record as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the countryBy JIM HEINTZ Associated PressJanuary 23, 2022, 6:40 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- New coronavirus infections in Russia reached an... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-23 By JIM HEINTZ Associated Press
  • New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment
    MADISON, Wis. -- Some conservatives are taking aim at policies that allow doctors to consider race as a risk factor when allocating scarce COVID-19 treatments, saying the protocols discriminate against white people.The wave of infections brought on by the omicron variant and a shortage of treatments have focused attention on... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-23 By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press
  • New Zealand adds new COVID restrictions as omicron spreads
    New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family that flew to Auckland for a wedding earlier this monthByThe Associated PressJanuary 23, 2022, 2:02 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWELLINGTON, New Zealand --... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-22 By The Associated Press
  • With new AG, Virginia takes new position on abortion case
    Virginia’s new attorney general has altered the state’s position on a closely watched abortion case before the U.S. Supreme CourtByThe Associated PressJanuary 22, 2022, 11:52 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleRICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia’s new attorney general has altered the state’s position on a closely watched... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-22 By The Associated Press
  • Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people
    Thousands of people have gathered in European capitals to protest vaccine passports and other requirements their governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressJanuary 22, 2022, 6:37 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHELSINKI -- Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-22 By The Associated Press
  • With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions
    SALT LAKE CITY -- It didn't take long for abortion to re-emerge as a flashpoint in state legislatures.Less than a month into the 2022 legislative sessions, battles over the future of abortion already are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions modeled after laws in Texas... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-01-22 By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press