Health

An abortion opponent prays outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. It is the only medical facility that performs abortions in the state. The state legislature recently passed a law that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, meaning as early as six weeks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 10, 2019 - 4:09 pm
Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduces the Medicare for All Act of 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a revamped version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential race by renewing his call for replacing job-based and private health insurance with a government plan that guarantees coverage for all. "It is...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, investigator Heidi Laramie, of the N.H. Dept. of Corrections, shows a confiscated drug Suboxone, a oral narcotic film, which were found after a smuggling attempt at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord, N.H. Federal prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday, April 9, 2019 against Indivior, which makes Suboxone film strips that dissolve under the tongues of people addicted to opioids, easing their withdrawal symptoms. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 10, 2019 - 2:28 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shares in a British company that makes an opioid addiction-withdrawal drug lost about 70% of their value Wednesday after its executives were accused of lying about the product for years to boost profits. Federal prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday against...
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April 10, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans says it will hear arguments this summer on a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn former President Barack Obama's health insurance law. An order Wednesday from Judge Leslie Southwick says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th...
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Two girls show their posters, reading : 'The snowman is too warm' and 'Coal is not cool' as they attend a students climate strike as part of the Friday's For Future movement in Berlin, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 10, 2019 - 11:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister says the government will discuss introducing a carbon tax as part of its national plan to curb climate change. Speaking after the first meeting of a special "climate Cabinet," German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Wednesday that government...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a convention of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 10, 2019 - 10:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on "Medicare for All" legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (all times local): 10:40 a.m. As Sen. Bernie Sanders reintroduces his "Medicare for All" legislation to create a government-run health insurance plan, one co-sponsor from the last time won't be with him...
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German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Mueller, left, and Natalia Kanem, head of the U.N. population agency, present the annual report in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Kanem said that more than half the $70 million Washington used to give the agency annually was used for life-saving humanitarian programs. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 10:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. population agency chief said Wednesday she regrets the U.S. government's decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide. The United States used to provide about $70 million per year toward UNFPA programs to protect the health and lives of...
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A woman, right, who identified herself as Ester, passes a group of boys, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. Ester says that she does not believe that the measles vaccination is safe. The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that does not comply will face fines and possible closure.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 10, 2019 - 1:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand. Authorities plan to start by asking people sickened in the city's biggest measles outbreak...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It's so contagious that 90 percent of people who aren't immunized are infected if exposed to the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 09, 2019 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. The city took the unusual step amid a surge of 285 measles cases in the city since September, most in one...
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This undated photo provided by the Bentley family shows Rose Marie Bentley, before the end of her life. Bentley lived with all her internal organs, except for her heart, on the wrong side. Cameron Walker's medical students in his Oregon Health & Science University were examining the heart of Bentley's body, when they noticed the blood vessels were different. When they opened the abdominal cavity, they discovered all the other organs were on the wrong side. (Courtesy Bentley Family via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 9:45 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs — except for her heart — were in the wrong place. The discovery...
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