Would overturning abortion rights turn back clock to 1973?
Would overturning abortion rights turn back clock to 1973?

What if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? New options for birth control and abortion mean the clock can't be turned back to 1973.

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Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection
Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

A new Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services.

Friday, May 24th 2019, 9:52 AM EDT
Arguments over rape and incest divide abortion opponents
Arguments over rape and incest divide abortion opponents

Rifts widens in anti-abortion movement over whether state abortion bans should include exception for victims of rape and incest.

Friday, May 24th 2019, 7:31 AM EDT
Maine to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations
Maine to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations

Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for required vaccinations in Maine.

Friday, May 24th 2019, 5:11 PM EDT
Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to "hiring a hitman"
Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to "hiring a hitman"

Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed, and is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 7:31 AM EDT
Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval
Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with first-term Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to continue a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health care benefits.

Friday, May 24th 2019, 7:21 PM EDT
At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease
At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby's muscle control and kills most within a couple years.

Friday, May 24th 2019, 1:51 PM EDT
Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB
Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than major league baseball players but the reasons are unclear.

Friday, May 24th 2019, 11:51 AM EDT
GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills
GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

Senior senators from both parties release draft legislation to address 'surprise medical bills'.

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 1:21 PM EDT
Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona
Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center says the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter.

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 9:11 PM EDT
Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center
Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 5:21 PM EDT
US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance
US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

Two U.S. lawmakers are demanding the World Health Organization drop its guidelines that allow for freer prescribing of opioid painkillers.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 3:01 PM EDT
Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California
Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

California lawmakers are moving ahead with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their children.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 4:51 PM EDT
Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 6:21 PM EDT
Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin
Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available under the name Insulin Lispro, after the drugmaker promised a more affordable option amid soaring insulin prices.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 6:51 AM EDT
Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety
Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

Colorado officials say they have no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to focus on health, safety and the environment.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 5:41 PM EDT
Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care
Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

Two Democratic women running for president have unveiled plans to improve maternal health care.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 11:31 AM EDT
Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike
Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike

A strike entering its third week at an Ohio hospital is putting a spotlight on concerns about forcing nurses to repeatedly work mandatory overtime.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 3:21 PM EDT
Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 11:11 AM EDT
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on a campus of the former psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 4:51 PM EDT
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 11:21 AM EDT
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 8:01 PM EDT
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 1:21 AM EDT
Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer
Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be part of the opioid drug crisis.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 5:01 PM EDT
Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care
Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 presidential candidates on the issue.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 5:11 AM EDT
Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption
Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has released a Family Bill of Rights that she vows to institute during her first 100 days in office, if elected.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7:11 AM EDT
Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections
Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections

Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to 'hear' a warning sign of ear infections in kids.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 2:11 PM EDT
Poland's sextuplets doing fine as mom visits her newborns
Poland's sextuplets doing fine as mom visits her newborns

The 29-year-old mother of Poland's new-born sextuplets has been able to visit her babies in hospital, and all are doing fine despite being born weeks early.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 6:51 AM EDT
900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance
900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds has pleaded guilty in a cocaine conspiracy case during a hearing held in a courthouse loading zone as he lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 5:01 PM EDT
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia

A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women's health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 3:41 AM EDT
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and business recruitment.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 2:11 PM EDT
California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally
California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

California lawmakers are eyeing proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 9:01 PM EDT
Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order
Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed an order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 4:51 PM EDT
Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21
Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case
Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused each of their cancer.

Monday, May 13th 2019, 6:11 PM EDT
Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court
Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 10:31 AM EDT
Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 12:11 AM EDT
Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well
Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well

A hospital in southern Poland says sextuplets have been born through cesarean section and all are said to be doing well.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 11:51 AM EDT
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

As more Republican-led states seek to ban most abortions, a growing number of female lawmakers have gone public with painful tales of being raped and in some cases getting a subsequent abortion.

Saturday, May 18th 2019, 8:11 AM EDT
New Mexico Little League park plagued by hypodermic needles
New Mexico Little League park plagued by hypodermic needles

A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic.

Sunday, May 19th 2019, 1:21 PM EDT
The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency
The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency

The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not warranted.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 10:11 AM EDT
Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit
Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

Two providers of prison health care agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be healed before they can return to work, and firing them.

Friday, May 17th 2019, 2:31 PM EDT
Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion
Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights and is about to do it again.

Friday, May 17th 2019, 3:11 PM EDT
Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults
Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems go away.

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 12:01 PM EDT
Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: 'My body, my choice!'
Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: 'My body, my choice!'

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban, chanting 'my body, my choice!' and 'vote them out!'.

Sunday, May 19th 2019, 6:11 PM EDT
Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House
Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House

Democrats are pushing legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices toward House passage.

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 5:01 PM EDT
Judge: Ex-NFL players must see neurologists close to home
Judge: Ex-NFL players must see neurologists close to home

A federal judge in Philadelphia says retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and "doctor shopping".

Friday, May 17th 2019, 4:41 PM EDT
Missouri 8-week abortion ban one step from going to governor
Missouri 8-week abortion ban one step from going to governor

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law.

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 7:21 AM EDT
Former UK doctor jailed for groping female patients
Former UK doctor jailed for groping female patients

A former British doctor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for groping female patients including a 12-year-old child.

Friday, May 17th 2019, 7:41 AM EDT
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban 'shameful'
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban 'shameful'

Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 10:41 AM EDT
Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer
Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer

A large experiment finds that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 5:11 PM EDT
Blurred lines: A pregnant man's tragedy tests gender notions
Blurred lines: A pregnant man's tragedy tests gender notions

Doctors report a tragic case of a hospital not acting urgently when a pregnant transgender man arrived in labor that ended in a stillbirth.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 5:11 PM EDT
Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes
Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

Judge says FDA overstepped its authority by delaying review of vaping industry.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 6:11 PM EDT
US births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy
US births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy

US birth rates reach record lows for women in their teens and 20s, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 12:22 AM EDT
Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage
Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 5:12 PM EDT
The Latest: Sen. Doug Jones calls abortion ban 'shameful'
The Latest: Sen. Doug Jones calls abortion ban 'shameful'

Leading U.S. physician groups are denouncing strict anti-abortion laws adopted or proposed in several states.

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 11:21 AM EDT
Aid group: More funds needed for Ebola safe burials in Congo
Aid group: More funds needed for Ebola safe burials in Congo

An international aid organization says it only has enough funding to continue safe burials of Ebola victims in eastern Congo for another two weeks.

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 3:11 PM EDT
Utah prosecutor says he won't enforce strict abortion law
Utah prosecutor says he won't enforce strict abortion law

The chief prosecutor in the county with Utah's only two abortion clinics says he won't enforce a new law banning most procedures after 18 weeks.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
New liver transplant rules begin amid fight over fairness
New liver transplant rules begin amid fight over fairness

New rules aim to make liver transplant wait depend less on ZIP code, but some hospitals say it's still not fair.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 1:01 PM EDT
Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions
Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

Alabama lawmakers have passed a near total ban on abortion.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 3:21 AM EDT
What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills
What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 9:11 AM EDT
Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage
Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 4:01 PM EDT
Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor
Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor

Delaware's attorney general is investigating the medical contractor for the state's prison system amid allegations that contract counselors were ordered to forge documents to indicate that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 5:11 PM EDT
Philly soda tax study sees sales dip, health impact unclear
Philly soda tax study sees sales dip, health impact unclear

A Philadelphia study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains an open question.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 11:11 AM EDT
Washington now 1st state with long-term care program
Washington now 1st state with long-term care program

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that makes his state the first to create an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care.

Monday, May 13th 2019, 7:41 PM EDT
US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year
US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

New York outbreaks continue to drive US measles cases to a level not seen in 25 years.

Monday, May 13th 2019, 10:41 AM EDT
New Jersey gets official state microbe: Streptomyces griseus
New Jersey gets official state microbe: Streptomyces griseus

A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey's state microbe.

Friday, May 10th 2019, 5:21 PM EDT
California sues US over home health worker union dues
California sues US over home health worker union dues

Five states have joined forces to try and block a new rule from the Trump administration they say weakens labor unions and their ability to collectively bargain for wages and benefits.

Monday, May 13th 2019, 5:51 PM EDT
Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion, with few exceptions
Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion, with few exceptions

Alabama lawmakers are headed toward a vote on a proposal to outlaw most abortions that has splintered Republicans over its lack of an exception for pregnancies resulting from rape and incest.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 1:31 AM EDT
Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured
Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure to help people without health insurance find out if they qualify for free or low-cost insurance after they file their taxes.

Monday, May 13th 2019, 2:31 PM EDT
California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains
California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains

California plans to ban a widely used pesticide shown to harm the brains of babies.

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 12:41 PM EDT
States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams
States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams

Lawmakers in several states want to make sure women undergoing surgery have a chance to say no to a medical student examining them while they're under anesthesia.

Sunday, May 12th 2019, 8:31 AM EDT
Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US
Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US

Washington is set to become the first state in the nation to offer a universally available public health insurance option.

Sunday, May 12th 2019, 12:01 PM EDT
States bring price fixing suit against generic drug makers
States bring price fixing suit against generic drug makers

More than 40 states allege price fixing in suit against generic drug makers.

Saturday, May 11th 2019, 1:21 PM EDT
Hong Kong reports African swine fever case
Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, forcing the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility.

Friday, May 10th 2019, 10:21 PM EDT
Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine
Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure removing parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school.

Friday, May 10th 2019, 3:11 PM EDT
Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe not all, Trump administration says
Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe not all, Trump administration says

Trump administration sends mixed messages on 'Obamacare's' fate: Should federal judges salvage parts of the law?.

Friday, May 10th 2019, 12:31 AM EDT
Michigan on verge of showdown over high car insurance rates
Michigan on verge of showdown over high car insurance rates

Michigan is on the verge of a political showdown over long-running efforts to cut car insurance rates by reining in generous medical benefits.

Saturday, May 11th 2019, 10:21 AM EDT
Diplomat joins athletes in pledging brain for research
Diplomat joins athletes in pledging brain for research

A U.S. diplomat who suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China has pledged to donate his brain for research.

Friday, May 10th 2019, 11:11 AM EDT
Juul's 'switch' campaign for smokers draws new scrutiny
Juul's 'switch' campaign for smokers draws new scrutiny

E-cigarette giant Juul is pushing into television with a multimillion-dollar campaign touting its vaping device as an alternative for middle-age smokers.

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
The Latest: Trump proposes end to 'surprise medical bills'
The Latest: Trump proposes end to 'surprise medical bills'

President Donald Trump says it's time to end 'surprise medical bills,' which can leave insured patients facing sticker shock from charges submitted by doctors outside their insurers' networks.

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 12:51 PM EDT