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June 22

California Democrats agree to delay health care worker minimum wage increase to help balance budget

Democrats in California have agreed to delay a minimum wage increase for about 426,000 health care workers to help balance the budget
June 22
FILE - California Gov. Gavin Newsom answers a reporters question about his revised 2024-25 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 10, 2024. On Saturday, June 22, Newsom and legislative leaders announced an agreement to close an estimated $46.8 billion budget deficit. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 22

Now an abortion rights advocate, woman raped by stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady

A 22-year-old woman who's become a vocal reproductive rights advocate after she was raped by her stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady Jill Biden in Pennsylvania this weekend
June 22
CORRECTS THE AGE OF DUVALL - This combination photo shows first lady Jill Biden in Washington, Nov. 13, 2023, left, and Hadley Duvall in Versailles, Ky., Sept. 20, 2023. Duvall, a 22-year-old woman who became a vocal reproductive rights advocate after she was raped by her stepfather as a child, will campaign with Biden in Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 23, 2024, as part of an election push around the anniversary of the fall of Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo)
June 22

Investigation of Russian hack on London hospitals may take weeks amid worries over online data dump

An investigation into a ransomware attack earlier this month on London hospitals by the Russian group Qilin could take weeks to complete with some patients needing to undergo repeat tests
June 22
June 22

Super Bowl parade shooting survivors await promised donations while bills pile up

The families of shooting survivors said they are receiving costly medical bills.
June 22
Samuel Arellano stands with his parents, Abigail and Antonio, outside their home in Kansas City, Kansas.
June 22

Ivory Coast sets up mobile enrollment for a health coverage program criticized over glitches

Ivory Coast health authorities have launched mobile enrollment centers for the country’s universal health coverage program
June 22
Residents line up in front of a mobile enrolment center from the Ivory Coast health authorities in Abidjan Monday, June 10, 2024. The country's universal health coverage program, has been criticized since its inception in 2019 for an inefficient voucher system that has made it impossible for participants to access the benefits. The mobile enrolment centers allow Ivorians to sign up for the scheme and provide them with cards on site, so that they can start receiving care immediately at hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies around the country.(AP Photo/ Diomande Ble Blonde)
June 21

Parts of Washington state parental rights law criticized as a ‘forced outing’ placed on hold

A judge has paused parts of a new Washington state parental rights law derided by critics as a “forced outing” measure
June 21
FILE - The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash. King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott on Friday, June 21, 2024, has paused parts of a new Washington state parental rights law derided by critics as a “forced outing” measure. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson, File)
June 21

At least 6 heat-related deaths reported in metro Phoenix so far this year as high hits 115 degrees

At least six people have died from heat-related causes this year so far in sizzling metro Phoenix, where the temperatures this week hit 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius), Arizona’s Maricopa Department of Public Health reported this week
June 21
A person tries to keep cool under misters outside a homeless shelter, May 30, 2024, in Phoenix. At least six people have died from heat-related causes in 2024 so far in sizzling metro Phoenix, where the temperatures this week hit 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius), Arizona's Maricopa Department of Public Health reported. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 21

Louisiana becomes first state to allow surgical castration as punishment for child molesters

Louisiana has become the first state where judges can order offenders guilty of certain sex crimes against children to undergo surgical castration
June 21
FILE - Vehicles enter at the main security gate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary — the Angola Prison, the largest high-security prison in the country in Angola, La., Aug. 5, 2008. A person found guilty of a sex crime against a child in Louisiana could soon be ordered to undergo surgical castration, in addition to prison time. Louisiana lawmakers gave final approval to a bill Monday, June 3, 2024 that would allow judges the option to sentence someone to surgical castration after the person has been convicted of certain aggravated sex crimes — including rape, incest and molestation — against a child younger than 13. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni, File)
June 21

North Carolina lawmakers appeal judge's decision blocking abortion-pill restrictions

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are appealing portions of a federal judge’s order this month that blocked several state laws that restrict how abortion pills can be dispensed
June 21
June 21

Obesity drug used in Mounjaro and Zepbound may help treat dangerous sleep apnea

A new study finds the popular obesity drug Zepbound may help treat sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder in which people struggle to breathe during sleep
June 21
FILE - A woman demonstrates how she puts on her sleep apnea breathing device at her home in Los Angeles Thursday, July 12, 2018. Tirzepatide, used to treat diabetes and obesity, can help with sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder in which people struggle to breathe while they sleep, according to a study, published Friday, June 21, 2024, in the New England Journal of Medicine, (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
June 21

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks COVID response under former President Trump

Dr. Fauci visits "The View," discusses why he worries about the future of US.
June 21
VIDEO: Dr. Fauci on COVID efforts: 'If trying to save people's lives is a crime, I'm guilty'
June 21

Texas medical panel issues new guidelines for doctors but no specific exceptions for abortion ban

A Texas medical panel has approved guidance for doctors working under one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bans
June 21
June 21

Federal appeals court says some employers can exclude HIV prep from insurance coverage

Eight employers who challenged some federal health insurance requirements cannot be forced to provide no-cost coverage for certain types of preventive care, including HIV prep and some kinds of cancer screenings, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ...
June 21
FILE - This Sept. 15, 2014, file photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov Website in Washington. A group of employers who challenged some federal health insurance requirements cannot be forced to provide no-cost coverage for certain types of preventive care, including HIV prep and some kinds of cancer screenings, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Friday, June 21,2024. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
June 21

Family wants DNA testing on strand of hair that could hold key to care home resident’s death

A single black hair could help bring clarity to the mysterious death of a 50-year-old Philadelphia woman who choked on a large disinfectant wipe at a care home for people with development difficulties
June 21
This undated Yewdall family photo provided by attorney James Pepper shows Cheryl Yewdall, a woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities who died in January 2022. Yewdall's mother is suing the Philadelphia care home where she was found face down on the floor with a paper towel or disinfecting wipe in her trachea. (Yewdall Family/Courtesy of Pepper Law via AP)
June 21

How to combat jaw clenching dangers and child head injuries

ABC News’ Dr. Alok Patel discusses the connection between gum chewing and your jaw and knowing when to take your child to the ER.
June 21
VIDEO: How to combat jaw clenching dangers and child head injuries
June 21

North Carolina governor vetoes masks bill largely because of provision about campaign finance

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a North Carolina masking bill that previously removed a pandemic-era exemption that allowed people to mask in public for health reasons
June 21
FILE - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks, May 2, 2024, in Wilmington, N.C.Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday, June 21, 2024, vetoed North Carolina's masking bill that previously removed a pandemic-era exemption that allowed people to mask in public for health reasons. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
June 21

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers
June 21
This image provided by NJOY in 2024 shows packaging for the company's menthol-flavored electronic cigarette product. On Friday, June 21, 2024, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, the government’s strongest indication yet that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes from NJOY, the vaping brand recently acquired by tobacco giant Altria, which also makes Marlboro cigarettes. (NJOY via AP)
June 21

US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers

US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers
June 21
June 21

How does heat kill? It confuses your brain. It shuts down your organs. It overworks your heart.

When dangerous heat waves strike, what happens inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees
June 21
FILE - A man pours cold water onto his head to cool off on a sweltering hot day in the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon, July 16, 2023. As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what's happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
June 21

Takeaways from AP's report on access to gene therapies for rare diseases

The promise of gene therapy looms large for families dealing with rare, genetic disorders
June 21
FILE - This undated image made available by the National Human Genome Research Institute shows the output from a DNA sequencer. Collectively, about 350 million people worldwide suffer from rare diseases, most of which are genetic. But each of the 7,000 individual disorders affects perhaps a few in a million people or less. So there’s little commercial incentive to develop or bring to market these one-time therapies to fix faulty genes or replace them with healthy ones. (NHGRI via AP, File)
June 21

Gene therapy may cure rare diseases. But drugmakers have few incentives, leaving families desperate

The promise of gene therapy looms large for families dealing with rare, genetic disorders
June 21
Robin Alderman, right, looks up to her son, Camden Alderman, 21, who has a rare disease called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, as they pose for a portrait near their home in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
June 21

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022. Here’s the state of abortion rights now in the US

Two years after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the debate over abortion access is playing out in elections and the courts
June 21
FILE - People march through downtown Amarillo to protest a lawsuit to ban the abortion drug mifepristone, Feb. 11, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas. Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a nationwide right to abortion, travel and pills have become big parts of the issue.(AP Photo/Justin Rex, File)
June 20

Bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware fails in Senate

A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware has failed to win approval in the state Senate after narrowly clearing the House earlier this year
June 20
June 20

Change Healthcare to start notifying customers who had data exposed in cyberattack

Change Healthcare is starting to notify hospitals, insurers and other customers that they may have had patient information exposed in a massive cyberattack
June 20
June 20

New York moves to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

New York's governor has signed a bill that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts suggested by a platform’s algorithm, a move to limit feeds critics argue are addictive
June 20
In this still image taken from video of the Office of the New York Governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a bill, in New York, Thursday, June 20, 2024. Hochul signed a bill that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm, a move to limit feeds critics argue are addictive. (Office of the New York Governor via AP)
June 20

WHO and Eli Lilly caution patients against falling for fake versions of popular weight-loss drugs

The World Health Organization and drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. are warning patients to be wary of fake versions of weight-loss and diabetes medicines
June 20
FILE - This photo combo provided by the FDA shows an authentic Ozempic needle, left and a counterfeit needle, right. The World Health Organization and drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. are warning people to be wary of fake versions of popular weight-loss and diabetes medicines. (FDA via AP)
June 20

Bisexual, transgender adults nearly twice as likely to experience loneliness: CDC

Bisexual and transgender adults were more likely to report feeling stressed.
June 20
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June 20

Eli Lilly issues warning about potentially counterfeit weight loss drugs

Dr. Alok Patel gives tips on how to spot the dangers.
June 20
VIDEO: Eli Lilly issues warning about potentially counterfeit weight loss drugs
June 20
Shigeo Takahashi, 83, uses a pec deck machine as he works out at the Fukagawa Sports Center in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. If you are getting up there in years, weight-resistance training might deliver unexpected benefits. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
June 20

The European Union's top court rules that disinfectants can't be advertised as 'skin friendly'

The European Union’s top court says products such as disinfectants can’t be advertised as “skin friendly.”
June 20
The logo of the drugstore chain 'dm' is pictured on the entrance of a store at the Kurfuerstendamm shopping boulevard in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 20

Top doctors say those with advanced cancer need early palliative care. What to know

By 2025, 693,000 Americans will have several forms of advanced cancer.
June 20
A doctor and patient are seen in this undated stock photo.
June 20

It's hard to find treatment for snakebites in Kenya. Thousands are dying every year

Antivenom for snakebites can be hard to find in Kenya, where about 4,000 snakebite victims die every year
June 20
Esther Kangali, who lost her right leg to a snake bite, walks outside her home in Kitui, Kenya, Monday, May 13, 2024. Overall in Kenya, about 4,000 snakebite victims die every year while 7,000 others experience paralysis or other health complications, according to the local Institute of Primate Research. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
June 20

Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

French President Emmanuel Macron has joined African leaders to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa
June 20
Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, right, speaks with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame during the African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator conference, Thursday, June 20, 2024 in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron joined some African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa, after the coronavirus pandemic bared gaping inequalities in access to them. (Dylan Martinez/Pool via AP)
June 20

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Officials say at least 34 people have died and dozens are hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor tainted with methanol in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu
June 20
A relative of a man, who died after drinking illegally brewed liquor, cries next to the casket containing his body in Kallakurichi district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, India, Thursday, June 20, 2024. The state's chief minister M K Stalin said the 34 died after consuming liquor that was tainted with methanol, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. (AP Photo/R. Parthibhan)
June 19

Nurses in Oregon take to the picket lines to demand better staffing, higher pay

More than 3,000 nurses at six Oregon hospitals have spent a second day on the picket lines as they continued to demand fair wages and better nurse-to-patient ratios
June 19
June 19

Colombian family's genes offer new clue to delaying onset of Alzheimer's

Scientists studying a Colombian family plagued by early-in-life Alzheimer's have found a rare gene variant that seems to delay initial symptoms by about five years
June 19
Neuropsychologist Yakeel Quiroz poses for this undated selfie in front of a imaging screen. (Yakeel Quiroz via AP)
June 19

Scientists studying a family plagued by early Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their symptoms

Scientists studying a family plagued by early Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their symptoms
June 19
June 19

Students advocate for youth mental health nationwide

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has been vocal about the mental health challenges America's youth are facing. Two student advocates are being honored for their mental health initiatives.
June 19
VIDEO: Students advocate for youth mental health nationwide
June 19

Combatting the loneliness epidemic

Dr. Patel explains the serious health risks linked to being lonely and how to fight through the feeling.
June 19
VIDEO: Combatting the loneliness epidemic
June 19

Mediterranean diet or not, eating seasonally can be good for you

It’s been years since scientists established that the Mediterranean diet really is good for you
June 19
Freshly picked Islander bell peppers appear at a home in Chatham, Mass. on July 28, 2021. Nutrition experts say you can improve your health anywhere by mimicking at least one aspect of the diet — eat whatever fruits and vegetables are in season. (AP Photo/Carolyn Lessard)
June 19

Coming back from cancer, Brazil rugby sevens star Raquel Kochhann ready to tackle her third Olympics

A breast cancer diagnosis, surgery and months of follow-up treatment didn’t shake Raquel Kochhann’s desire to return to rugby sevens and have a shot at a third Olympics
June 19
FILE - Raquel Kochhann of Brazil competes during the women's HSBC Rugby Sevens match between Brazil and Belgium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 31, 2024. A breast cancer diagnosis, surgery and months of follow-up treatment didn't shake Kochhann's desire to return to rugby sevens and have a shot at a third Olympics. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue,File)
June 19

The fight for abortion rights gets an unlikely messenger in swing state Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey

Abortion rights have found an unlikely champion in swing state Pennsylvania
June 19
FILE - Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., smiles while speaking during an event at AFSCME Council 13 offices, March 14, 2024, in Harrisburg, Pa. Abortion rights, suddenly a potent political force in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to leave such matters to the states, have found an unlikely champion in swing-state Pennsylvania. Casey, who will appear on the November ballot beneath President Joe Biden as they both seek reelection, has begun doing something he's never done before: attacking an opponent over abortion rights. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
June 19

COVID cases may rise this summer. Experts say it's not cause for concern

Wastewater data indicates the western U.S. is seeing a rise in COVID cases.
June 19
A covid test is seen in Williamsburg, Va., March 18, 2024.
June 18

By the Numbers: Health and wellness don't always come cheap

A look behind what a healthy lifestyle can cost the average American, as many say wellness is a top priority in their lives.
June 18
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Health and wellness don't always come cheap
June 18

Early indicators show US could see a COVID-19 uptick this summer

Wastewater data from the western U.S. showed an increase in viral activity in the past month.
June 18
Wastewater data from the western U.S. showed an increase in viral activity in the past month.
June 18

New York's 'equal rights' constitutional amendment restored to ballot by appeals court

A proposed amendment to New York’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” has been restored to the November election ballot by a state appeals court
June 18
FILE - The New York Capitol is seen, June 30, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. A proposed amendment to New York’s constitution barring discrimination based on “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” was restored to the November election ballot Tuesday, June 18, 2024, by a state appeals court. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
June 18

Florida medical marijuana patients get an unexpected email praising DeSantis

Medical marijuana patients and advocates are upset that the Florida Department of Health emailed its patient registry to praise Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing the state budget
June 18
FILE - Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo delivers remarks during a bill-signing ceremony in Sanford, Fla., Monday, April 8, 2024. Medical marijuana patients and advocates are upset that the Florida Department of Health emailed its patient registry to praise Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing the state budget. Nothing in the email mentions medical marijuana, and patients say that the DeSantis administration violated their privacy. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
June 18

California governor wants to restrict smartphone usage in schools

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he wants to restrict students' usage of smartphones during the school day
June 18
June 18

Mom of transgender girl athlete says Florida's investigation has destroyed her daughter's life

A Florida public school employee who faces firing because she allowed her transgender daughter to play girls high school volleyball is assailing those who outed her child
June 18
Jessica Norton, with her husband, Gary, speaks during the public comment period at a Broward County School Board meeting in Fort Lauderdale held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Norton, whose daughter played on the Monarch High School volleyball team, was one of five Monarch officials removed from the school Nov. 27 amid an inquiry into possible violations of the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act," a 2021 law that bans transgender girls from playing on girls' sports teams. Norton is the only one facing potential discipline. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
June 18

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Government officials say Dollar Tree stores failed to effectively recall lead-tainted applesauce pouches linked to illness in more than 500 U.S. children
June 18
FILE - This image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 17, 2023, shows three recalled applesauce products - WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack, and Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches. Dollar Tree failed to effectively recall the lead-tainted applesauce pouches linked to reports of illness in more than 500 children, leaving the products on some stores shelves for two months, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (FDA via AP, File)