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A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

A severely wounded 4-year-old boy from Gaza has come to the U.S. for medical care and a prosthetic arm after an Israeli airstrike killed his family
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This undated photo, provided by Maha Abu Kuwaik, shows the family of 4-year-old Omar Abu Kuwaik at the Bureij refugee camp in Gaza. From left, are Omar's mother Azhaar Atef Aboul Eish, Omar, his father, Hazem Abu Kuwaik, and sister, Yasmeen Abu Kuwaik. On Dec. 6, 2023, Omar's parents and sister were killed in an Israeli airstrike. (Maha Abu Kuwaik via AP)
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South Korea takes steps to suspend licenses of striking doctors after they refuse to end walkouts

South Korea’s government has begun steps to suspend the medical licenses of thousands of striking junior doctors, days after they missed a government-set deadline to end their joint walkouts, which have disrupted hospital operations
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Doctors stage a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 3, 2024. Thousands of senior doctors rallied in Seoul on Sunday to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 03

Prisoners with developmental disabilities face unique challenges. One facility is offering solutions

A Pennsylvania prison unit is helping men with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities stay safe behind bars while learning life skills
March 03
Chaplin David Jacquel visits with an inmate, Dec. 14, 2023, in the Neurodevelopmental Residential Treatment Unit at Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institution in Albion, Pa. The prison unit is helping men with autism and their intellectual and developmental disabilities stay safe behind bars while learning life skills. The unit is the first in the state and one of only a handful nationwide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 03

South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan

Thousands of senior doctors have rallied in the South Korean capital to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions
March 03
Doctors stage a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 3, 2024. Thousands of senior doctors rallied in Seoul on Sunday to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 02

In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

Elected officials, community leaders and farmworkers on Saturday launched a project to significantly increase the amount of shade in unincorporated areas in the Eastern Coachella Valley, a major agricultural area in southern California where temperatur...
March 02
FILE - Farm workers wait in line at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Jan. 21, 2021. Every year, heat kills more people than floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined, and experts warn that extreme heat will become more intense, frequent and lethal with climate change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 02

Oregon may revive penalties for drug possession. What will the change do?

Oregon is poised to step back from its first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law
March 02
FILE - Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. A bill recriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs was passed by the Oregon Legislature, Friday, March 1, 2024, undoing a key part of the state’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law as governments struggle to respond to the deadliest overdose crisis in U.S. history. The bill now heads to the desk of Kotek, who said in January that she is open to signing a bill that would roll back decriminalization, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 02

In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

Since Rio de Janeiro declared a public health emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever last month, the city has ramped up testing capacities, opened up a dozen of dengue health centers and trained medical staff to attend the ever-growing needs of it...
March 02
A nurse gives a coagulation test to Amanda Victoria, who is suspected of having dengue, in the screening area of the Rodolpho Rocco Municipal Polyclinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
March 01

Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize drug possession

The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill that recriminalizes the possession of small amounts of drugs
March 01
FILE - Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. A bill recriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs was passed by the Oregon Legislature, Friday, March 1, 2024, undoing a key part of the state’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law as governments struggle to respond to the deadliest overdose crisis in U.S. history. The bill now heads to the desk of Kotek, who said in January that she is open to signing a bill that would roll back decriminalization, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 01

Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

Groups representing Alabama doctors and hospitals are urging the state Supreme Court to revisit a decision equating frozen embryos to children
March 01
Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
March 01

As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis has received unanimous support in the House
March 01
FILE - A container of Narcan, or naloxone, sits on tree roots at a longstanding homeless encampment near Walmart, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Bellingham, Wash. A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis received unanimous support in the House, Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson, File)
March 01

Patient and 3 staffers charged in another patient's beating death at mental health facility

A patient, two psychiatric assistants and a nurse have been indicted on charges stemming from the beating death of another patient at a state-run mental health facility in Ohio
March 01
March 01
A health worker leaves a home after fumigating it for mosquitoes to help mitigate the spread of dengue in the Las Penitas area of Talara, Peru, Friday, March 1, 2024. Peru declared a health emergency in most of its provinces on Feb. 26 due to a growing number of dengue cases. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
March 01

Colorado paramedic gets five years in prison for death of Elijah McClain in rare prosecution of medical responders

Colorado paramedic gets five years in prison for death of Elijah McClain in rare prosecution of medical responders
March 01
March 01

CDC drops 5-day isolation period for recovering COVID-19 patients

People no longer need to stay isolated for five days after symptoms end.
March 01
Pedestrians wear masks in Los Angeles July 13, 2022.
March 01

Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

A Delaware judge has declared a mistrial in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer
March 01
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. A Delaware judge declared a mistrial Friday, March 1, 2024 in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
March 01

Judge blocks Texas from collecting info on transgender children receiving gender-affirming care

A Texas judge has blocked the state's attorney general from forcing an LGBTQ+ advocacy group to hand over information about transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care
March 01
March 01

CDC drops 5-day COVID isolation guideline

People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
March 01
People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
March 01

The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses
March 01
FILE - A student wears a mask and face shield in a 4th grade class amid the COVID-19 pandemic at Washington Elementary School on Jan. 12, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 01

New York attorney general says a county must rescind its ban on female transgender athletes

New York Attorney General Letitia James is demanding that a county on Long Island rescind its ban on transgender athletes competing in female sports
March 01
March 01

Yogurts can make limited claim that the food reduces risk of type 2 diabetes: FDA

Yogurt sold in the U.S. can make claims that the food may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes based on limited evidence
March 01
FILE - Yogurt is displayed for sale at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. on July 11, 2018. On Friday, March 1, 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yogurt sold in the U.S. can make claims that the food may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, based on limited evidence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 01

CVS and Walgreens plan to start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone soon

Drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in a few states
March 01
FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in a few states. CVS Health will start filling prescriptions for the medication in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts “in the weeks ahead,” spokeswoman Amy Thibault said Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
March 01

U.S. health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19

U.S. health officials say Americans with COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days
March 01
FILE - McKenna Shuster works on a linocut art print which she does as a hobby in her home on the last night of a two-week self-isolation while recovering from symptoms of COVID-19 in Somerville, Mass., on March 26, 2020. On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days. The CDC changed its longstanding guidance, saying that people can return to work or regular activities if their symptoms are mild and improving and it's been a day since they've had a fever. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 01

US health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19

US health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19
March 01
March 01

CVS and Walgreens to begin selling abortion pill

Both pharmacies will provide the pill in a select number of states first.
March 01
In this Oct. 18, 2023 file photo, a Box of Mifepristone pills is shown at a pharmacy in Tehatta, India.
March 01

At Duke, basketball provides the perfect backdrop to salute 'kid captains' facing medical battles

The Duke men's basketball program is in its second year of honoring patients of the nearby children's hospital
March 01
Marcelle Scheyer, right, wife of Duke coach Jon Scheyer, applauds after presenting a basketball signed by coach Scheyer to Samantha DiMartino as an honoree of the Scheyer Family Kid Captain Program, which recognizes patients and families of Duke Children's Hospital, during a timeout in an NCAA college basketball game between Duke and Louisville in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
March 01

What to know about the latest court rulings, data and legislation on abortion in the US

A judge in Montana ruled against restrictions in one of several developments this week on how abortion works in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade was overturned
March 01
FILE - Rabbis and supporters from around the country gather for a rally, one day after the midterm elections, to show their support for protecting abortion rights Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Clayton, Mo. The state of abortion access in the U.S. remains in flux with an accusation against Planned Parenthood in Missouri and a plan to educate doctors headed to the governor in South Dakota. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 01

The impact of weight loss drugs on relationships

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel talks about the how weight loss drugs can change relationships, tips for staying asleep at night and organ donor requirements.
March 01
VIDEO: The impact of weight loss drugs on relationships
March 01

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children has created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples trying to have families through fertility treatments
March 01
FILE - People gather outside the Florida Supreme Court, Feb. 7, 2024, in Tallahassee, Fla. The recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos can be considered children, halting IVF treatments in the state, is a clear example of why races for state supreme courts will be among the most hotly contested this year. State high court seats will be on the ballot in more than 30 states, and several of those races have the potential to flip political control of the court. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington, File)
March 01

With trash bins now required in NYC, only the rats are sorry to see the garbage piles go

New York City’s tradition of piling garbage bags on the sidewalk for pickup is going the way of the dinosaur
March 01
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, photo, an open and overflowing garbage container is seen next to a park in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York. As of Friday, March 1, 2024, all 200,000 businesses in the Big Apple are required to put out their bags of trash in garbage bins, as communities across the county and world have long done. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 01

The EU says it will send funds to Gaza's main aid provider after the UN agency agrees to an audit

The European Union says it will pay $54 million to the main provider of aid in Gaza next week
March 01
FILE - The Commissioner-General of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, Philippe Lazzarini, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.The head of the main United Nations agency supporting people in Gaza alleges that Israel is intent on “destroying” it along with the idea that Palestinians are refugees and have a right one day to return home. Philippe Lazzarini in an interview with a Swiss newspaper accuses Israel of having a “long-term political goal” of eliminating the agency created decades ago to assist Palestinians who fled during the war over Israel’s creation. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
March 01

Why Missouri currently doesn't allow pregnant women to be legally divorced

Judges some places don't grant divorces when one of the parties is pregnant — and one Missouri lawmaker is trying to change that, at least in her state
March 01
FILE - The Missouri State Capitol stands on Sept. 16, 2022, in Jefferson City, Mo. A Missouri lawmaker has introduced legislation in Feb. 2024, to spell out that the state’s judges can grant divorces even when one spouse is pregnant. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 01

Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

A Colorado paramedic was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the U.S. in 2020
March 01
Lawyers console Paramedic Peter Cichuniec after his sentence is read on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Brighton, Colo. Cichuniec was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of Elijah McClain in a rare prosecution of medical responders that has left officials rethinking how they treat people in police custody.(Colorado State Court via AP, POOL)
February 29

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Missouri’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent
February 29
FILE - Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters in Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 3, 2023. Bailey filed a lawsuit on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, that seeks an injunction against Planned Parenthood Great Plains. The suit accuses the organization of transporting minors to Kansas for abortions without parental consent, in violation of Missouri law. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)
February 29

Montana judge declares 3 laws restricting abortion unconstitutional, including a 20-week limit

A Montana judge has declared that three state laws restricting abortion access are unconstitutional, including a ban on abortions beyond 20 weeks of gestation
February 29
February 29

Officials investigate rare nervous system disorder in older adults who got RSV vaccine

Health officials are investigating whether there's a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of a rare nervous system disorder
February 29
FILE - This electron microscope image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions, colorized blue, and anti-RSV F protein/gold antibodies, colorized yellow, shedding from the surface of human lung cells. On Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, health officials said they are investigating whether there's a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nervous system disorder, in older U.S. adults who got the shot. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH via AP, File)
February 29

Texas prosecutor is fined for allowing murder charges against a woman who self-managed an abortion

A Texas prosecutor whose office filed murder charges against a woman who self-managed an abortion has been disciplined and fined
February 29
FILE - Abortion rights demonstrators attend a rally at the Texas state Capitol in Austin, Texas, May 14, 2022. In news reports Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, a prosecutor whose office charged a woman with murder for a self-managed abortion in 2022 has been disciplined for his role in the case. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 29

A large US health care tech company was hacked. It's leading to billing delays and security concerns

A massive U.S. health care technology company says it was attacked by the ransomware group ALPHV, also known as Blackcat
February 29
Pages from the United Healthcare website are displayed on a computer screen in New York on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. On Thursday, Change Healthcare, a massive U.S. health care technology company owned by UnitedHealth Group, announced a ransomware group claimed responsibility for a cyberattack and is assessing the impact of the attack, which it first acknowledged on Feb. 21 and says has affected billing and care authorization portals. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
February 29

South Dakota Republican lawmakers want clarity for the state's abortion laws. They propose a video

South Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature has approved the creation of a video to outline the state’s abortion laws and to clarify when health care providers are legally allowed to intervene
February 29
The South Dakota Senate begins a floor session, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. The Senate on Thursday, Feb. 29, approved a bill mandating an informational video on the state's abortion laws. The House previously passed the same bill, which now goes to Gov. Kristi Noem. (AP Photo/Jack Dura)
February 29

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

A small nicotine pouch called Zyn has sparked a big debate among politicians, pundits and experts
February 29
Containers of Zyn, a Phillip Morris smokeless nicotine pouch, are stacked for sale at a newsstand Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in New York. It has stoked debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big Tobacco companies are aggressively pushing alternative products while experts are divided about their potential benefits and risks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 29

Norovirus illnesses are up in some places. Here's what you need to know

Cases of norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug, are climbing in the Northeastern U.S. Nationwide, about 12% of most recent norovirus tests sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were positive
February 29
This electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of norovirus virions. On Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that cases of norovirus, a nasty stomach bug that spreads easily, are climbing in the Northeastern U.S. (Charles D. Humphrey/CDC via AP)
February 29

Alabama lawmakers advance plan to protect IVF clinics

Alabama lawmakers have moved closer to approving protections for fertility clinics
February 29
Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
February 29

LGBTQ+ advocacy group sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families

A national LGBTQ+ advocacy group is suing the Texas Attorney General, rather than handing over information about transgender children receiving gender-confirming medical care
February 29
February 29

Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Aid groups are appealing to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that helps most people in Gaza
February 29
Palestinian children walk in an alley of the Aida Refugee Camp, near the health clinic and school run by the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
February 29

Young South Korean doctors resist back-to-work orders, risking prosecution

South Korea’s government is making a last appeal to junior doctors to end a walkout just hours ahead of a Thursday deadline or risk the suspension of their medical licenses and prosecution
February 29
South Korean Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo speaks during a press conference after a meeting with trainee doctors at the National Health Insurance Service in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. As South Korea's government made a last plea for junior doctors to end a walkout hours before a Thursday deadline, many were expected to defy orders to return to work, risking suspensions of medical licenses and prosecution. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 28

Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say

Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after security reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not acknowledge links with China, newly released records show
February 28
The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is pictured on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Newly released records made public Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, show that two scientists at Canada’s top infectious disease laboratory lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive assets and information and failed to acknowledge collaborations with China. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 28

Abortions via telehealth medication have been on the rise, report finds

Post-Roe restrictions have also led to more patients traveling out of state.
February 28
February 28

Owners of St. Louis nursing home that closed abruptly face federal fine of more than $55,000

Federal regulators have issued a $55,000 fine after St. Louis’ largest nursing home closed without warning, although experts said the amount collected will likely be smaller
February 28
February 28

Frequent marijuana use linked to stroke, heart disease: Study

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down a study that links frequent marijuana usage to heart disease and strokes
February 28
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February 28

Republicans block Senate bill to protect nationwide access to IVF treatments

Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, objecting to a vote on the issue Wednesday even after widespread backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that threatens the practice
February 28
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks about a bill to establish federal protections for IVF as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, listens during a press event on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 28

Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate

Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season
February 28
FILE - A sign for flu vaccination is displayed on a screen at a pharmacy store in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season. The vaccines were around 40% effective in preventing adults from getting sick enough from the flu that they had to go to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital, health officials said during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccines meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)