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August 14

Activist offers to pay for Kansas' recount of abortion vote

An anti-abortion activist who heads a small hard-right Republican group said he’s offered to pay the expected $229,000 cost of a hand recount of votes from every Kansas county after a decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights
August 14
In this photo from Friday, July 8, 2022, a sign in a yard in Olathe, Kansas, promotes a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution to allow legislators to further restrict or ban abortion. Supporters call the measure "Value Them Both," arguing that it protects both unborn children and the women carrying them. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 13

WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

The World Health Organization is holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations
August 13
FILE - This image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming that monkeypox hasn't been detected in Georgia drinking water. The July 26 Atlanta-area news broadcast broadcast is being mischaracterized online to push the false claim that monkeypox has been found in residents’ tap water. (NIAID via AP)
August 13

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Climate activists are pressuring President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, something the White House hasn't done yet
August 13
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Climate activists are clamoring for President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, calls the White House has so far not headed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 13

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the country 5 1/2 months ago
August 13
Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko speaks to The Associated Press reporters during an interview on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Liashko accused Russian authorities of blocking access to affordable medicines in areas of Ukraine it has occupied since the invasion was launched on Feb. 24. He described the action as a "crime against humanity." (AP Photo/Vasilisa Stepanenko)
August 12

Idaho Supreme Court won't block strict abortion bans

The Idaho Supreme Court says Idaho’s strict abortion bans will be allowed to take effect while legal challenges play out in court
August 12
August 12

Congress OKs Dems' climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

Democrats have pushed their landmark climate and health care bill through Congress, handing an election-year victory to President Joe Biden
August 12
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., prepares to lead a vote on the Inflation Reduction Act in the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 12

Dems push climate, health, tax bill through Congress, a landmark election-year Biden win that once seemed out of reach

Dems push climate, health, tax bill through Congress, a landmark election-year Biden win that once seemed out of reach
August 12
August 12

Why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with polio

The CDC says 99% of fully vaccinated children are protected from polio.
August 12
A health worker administers a dose of polio vaccine to a child during a national  polio immunization drive in India, June 27, 2021.
August 12

Louisiana Supreme Court rejects appeal in abortion ban case

Louisiana’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban
August 12
FILE - An operating room technician performs an ultrasound on a patient at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., on July 6, 2022. The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, denied an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban, allowing the ban to stay in effect. (AP Photo/Ted Jackson, File)
August 12

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

This comes weeks after a case of polio was identified in nearby Rockland County.
August 12
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, New York health officials reported a polio case, the first in the U.S. in nearly a decade. (Sarah Poser, Meredith Boyter Newlove/CDC via AP)
August 12

WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

The World Health Organization is holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations
August 12
FILE - This image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming that monkeypox hasn't been detected in Georgia drinking water. The July 26 Atlanta-area news broadcast broadcast is being mischaracterized online to push the false claim that monkeypox has been found in residents’ tap water. (NIAID via AP)
August 12

EXPLAINER: What to know about polio spreading in New York

The polio virus has been found in New York sewage, but officials are stressing that the highest risk is for people who haven't been vaccinated
August 12
FILE - This 1964 microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows damage from the polio virus to human spinal cord tissue. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, health officials in the nation’s largest city said they had found the virus in wastewater samples, suggesting the virus was spreading among the unvaccinated. (Dr. Karp/Emory University/CDC via AP, File)
August 12

Polio discovered in New York City wastewater samples

It comes after a case was detected in a county just north of the city.
August 12
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle.
August 12

Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated

Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated
August 12
August 12

Germany: EU could OK combined COVID vaccines next month

Germany’s health minister says European Union drug regulators may authorize the use of vaccines that are effective against two variants of the coronavirus
August 12
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach arrives for a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 on the current Corona situation in Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 11

New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since COVID hit

New Zealand has welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation’s tourism industry
August 11
FILE - New Zealand's Police Minister Stuart Nash talks to reporters in Wellington, New Zealand, on Nov. 11, 2019. New Zealand on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry. Tourism Minister Nash said in an interview with The Associated Press, “Its another step in the reopening of our borders and a step closer to resuming business as usual.” (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
August 11

New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since COVID hit

New Zealand has welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation’s tourism industry
August 11
FILE - New Zealand's Police Minister Stuart Nash talks to reporters in Wellington, New Zealand, on Nov. 11, 2019. New Zealand on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry. Tourism Minister Nash said in an interview with The Associated Press, “Its another step in the reopening of our borders and a step closer to resuming business as usual.” (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
August 11

Protester: San Francisco paramedic sedated her involuntarily

A protester is suing the city of San Francisco claiming that a San Francisco paramedic injected her with a sedative while she was handcuffed after being removed from a Golden State Warriors game for demonstrating in favor of abortion rights
August 11
Kareim McKnight, center, talks to reporters during a press conference outside Chase Center, announcing the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit against the San Francisco Fire and Police Departments in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. McKnight alleges a paramedic, under the orders of a police sergeant, injected her with a sedative while she was handcuffed after protesting the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision during a Golden State Warriors championship game. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
August 11

Only half of eligible Americans have gotten their first COVID booster

Older Americans are being hospitalized at a higher rate than other age groups.
August 11
In this April 8, 2022, file photo, a 50 years old and immunocompromised resident receives a second booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in Waterford, Mich.
August 11

Iowa governor asks court to allow blocked 2018 abortion ban

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has asked the state courts to allow her to implement a 2018 law banning most abortions
August 11
FILE - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to reporters on May 17, 2022, in Prairie City, Iowa. Reynolds asked the Iowa courts on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, to allow her to implement a 2018 law banning abortions once cardiac activity is detected. The law was blocked by a judge in 2019, as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall File)
August 11

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID

The nation’s top public health agency is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines and dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person
August 11
FILE - Signs on the wall remind students to keep 6 feet apart during a media tour of the Norris Middle School in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The CDC has again revised its COVID guidelines, further relaxing quarantine recommendations and dropping the recommendation that people stay at least 6 feet away from each other. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 11

US surpasses 10,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Simone Wildes discusses the importance of vaccines as U.S. monkeypox cases rise.
August 11
VIDEO: US surpasses 10,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox
August 11

FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy

New U.S. recommendations call for three home tests for people exposed to COVID-19 to improve accuracy
August 11
FILE - Boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests made by Abbott displayed for sale next to liquid hand soap at a CVS store in Lakewood, Wash., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. People screening themselves at home for COVID-19 may need to use three rapid tests to accurately detect the virus, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, that call for a longer testing period. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 11

J&J COVID vaccine factory forced to trash even more doses

Congressional panel leaders say an additional 135 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory will have to be destroyed due to quality problems
August 11
August 11

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a right to abortion, it sparked legal changes and court challenges in states nationwide
August 11
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 11

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a right to abortion, it sparked legal changes and court challenges in states nationwide
August 11
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 11

CDC no longer requires unvaccinated to quarantine after being exposed to COVID

The CDC also said it is ending test-to-stay in schools.
August 11
Clay Harris receives a COVID-19 test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department, on July 22, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
August 11

London rolls out polio vaccine boosters to kids as US-linked virus found

The virus has been found in 19 sewage samples across London.
August 11
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle.
August 11

EXPLAINER: Online privacy in a post-Roe world

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance
August 11
FILE - A person is silhouetted against a wall as they look down at their cell phone outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on July 29, 2021, in Los Angeles. With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data troves against people seeking ways to end unwanted pregnancies. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 11

Think you have monkeypox? It might be another skin condition

There have been over 10,300 monkeypox cases reported so far in the U.S.
August 11
Kyle Planck, 26, who has recovered from monkeypox, shows a photo of a rash on his skin during an interview in New York, July 19, 2022.
August 11

17 GOP governors urge Biden to lift vaccine requirement for international travelers

The governors take issue with the requirement that non-U.S. citizens flying into the United States show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before boarding a flight.
August 11
VIDEO: 17 GOP governors urge Biden to lift vaccine requirement for international travelers
August 11

'Disturbing': Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws

Canada arguably has the world’s most permissive euthanasia rules, but human rights advocates say those regulations devalue the lives of disabled people
August 11
August 11

FDA's move to stretch monkeypox vaccine supplies could work, experts say

The new method will try to stretch one dose into five.
August 11
Licensed Vocational Nurses prepare doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at an L.A. County vaccination site in East Los Angeles, Aug. 10, 2022.
August 11

Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run

Former Miss America Cara Mund says her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dakota
August 11
FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2017, photo, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America during the Miss America 2018 pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. The Former Miss America Mund said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that her concern about abortion rights prompted her to launch her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state. Mund would face an uphill battle in deeply conservative North Dakota, but told The Associated Press that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn a constitutional right to abortion was "just a moment where I knew we need more women in office." (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
August 11

How monkeypox is spread, treated and prevented: Experts

More than 10,000 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the U.S.
August 11
Vials of the JYNNEOS Monkeypox vaccine are prepared at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, Aug. 9, 2022.
August 11

Mask mandates return in New Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise

The Indian capital has reintroduced public mask mandates as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country
August 11
People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk through a market in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on Thursday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 11

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister says he suffered a fever while guiding the country to victory over the coronavirus
August 11
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with a health official in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Kim has declared victory over COVID-19 and ordered an easing of preventive measures. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
August 10

Judge: Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid crisis

A federal judge has ruled that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law
August 10
FILE - Window shoppers look at a Walgreens storefront in San Francisco on June 26, 2006. A federal judge ruled Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that the pharmacy chain Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 10

A Harvard doctor on a new study about impact of climate change on infectious diseases

58% of infectious diseases will aggravated by climate change, a new study found.
August 10
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August 10

EXPLAINER: Can the spread of monkeypox be stopped?

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox
August 10
FILE - Monkeypox vaccines are shown at the Salt Lake County Health Department Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Monkeypox spread typically requires skin-to-skin or skin-to-mouth contact with an infected patient’s lesions. People can also be infected through contact with the clothing or bedsheets of someone who has monkeypox lesions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 10

Abortion to remain legal in Wyoming while lawsuit proceeds

A judge is keeping abortion legal in Wyoming amid a lawsuit that contests a ban on the procedure
August 10
August 10

FDA to ‘stretch’ monkeypox vaccine doses

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down federal health officials’ plans to expand the U.S. supply of monkeypox vaccines.
August 10
VIDEO: FDA to ‘stretch’ monkeypox vaccine doses
August 10

Rep. Judy Chu weighs in on Women's Health Protection Act

Democrats have introduced two bills to protect reproductive rights.
August 10
Rep. Judy Chu attends ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 7, 2022.
August 10

Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion

A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter have an abortion
August 10
August 10

Hundreds of Americans still dying of COVID each day despite recent declines

On average, nearly 400 American deaths to COVID-19 are reported each day.
August 10
A medical worker administers tests at a Covid-19 testing site in Brooklyn, New York, April 18, 2022.
August 10

FDA stretches doses of monkeypox vaccine to increase eligibility

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses the FDA expanding monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses and what that means for Americans.
August 10
VIDEO: FDA stretches doses of monkeypox vaccine to increase eligibility
August 10

London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to London children age 1 to 9 after finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple regions of the city
August 10
FILE - A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan, May 23, 2022. British health authorities on Wednesday, Aug. 10 say they will offer a polio booster dose to children aged 1 to 9 in London, after finding evidence the virus has been spreading in multiple regions of the capital, despite not confirming any cases of the paralytic disease in people. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, file)
August 10

FDA expands monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses

ABC News medical contributor and emergency physician Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the latest on the monkeypox vaccine shortage in the United States.
August 10
VIDEO: FDA expands monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses
August 10

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable
August 10
Residents wearing face masks wait in line to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Chinese authorities have closed Tibet's famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 10

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable
August 10
Residents wearing face masks wait in line to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Chinese authorities have closed Tibet's famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)