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A botulism outbreak in Russia leaves 1 dead, scores more hospitalized after eating readymade salads

Russian authorities say one person has died and scores more remain hospitalized in an outbreak of botulism spanning several regions
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US Surgeon General Murthy declares gun violence 'public health crisis' in America

Murthy also called for an evidence-based approach to public health change.
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A rifle gun display is seen on the wall of a gun shop in Colorado.
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US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health emergency

The U.S. surgeon general is declaring gun violence a public health crisis, driven by a growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country
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FILE - Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks during an Archewell Foundation panel discussion in New York City, Oct. 10, 2023. On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, Murthy, the nation's top doctor, declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by a growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory came as the U.S. grappled with another weekend marked by mass shootings that left dozens of people dead or wounded. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
June 25

NTSB to discuss cause of fiery Ohio freight train wreck, recommend ways to avert future derailments

Eastern Ohio residents will learn more Tuesday about the fiery Norfolk Southern train wreck that derailed their lives when the National Transportation Safety Board holds another hearing in their hometown about the disaster last year
June 25
FILE - Debris from a Norfolk Southern freight train lies scattered and burning along the tracks on Feb. 4, 2023, the day after it derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. East Palestine residents will learn more Tuesday about the fiery Norfolk Southern train crash that derailed their lives last year when the National Transportation Safety Board holds another hearing in their eastern Ohio hometown to discuss what their investigation uncovered and their recommendations to prevent future disasters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 24

Long-term loneliness associated with higher risk of stroke, study finds

Those who experienced chronic loneliness had a 56% higher risk of stroke.
June 24
June 24

Arkansas sues 2 pharmacy benefit managers, accusing them of fueling opioid epidemic in state

Arkansas has sued two pharmacy benefit managers, accusing them of enabling the opioid crisis in the state
June 24
June 24

Infant mortality increases over 12% in Texas after 2021 near total abortion ban

The Texas Heartbeat Act was implemented in September 2021
June 24
Stethoscope at an examination table in a hospital.
June 24

Tennessee is sued over law that criminalizes helping minors get abortions without parental approval

A Tennessee state Democratic lawmaker and reproductive rights activist have filed a lawsuit challenging a new statute designed to ban adults from helping minors get an abortion without parental permission
June 24
FILE - An abortion-rights demonstrator holds a sign during a rally, May 14, 2022, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Rep. Aftyn Behn and Nashville attorney Rachel Welty filed a lawsuit Monday, June 24, 2024, challenging a state statute banning adults from helping minors get an abortion without parental permission. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 24

Arkansas Supreme Court reinstates rule eliminating 'X' option for sex on licenses and IDs

The Arkansas Supreme Court is reinstating an agency rule that prohibits residents from using “X” instead of male or female on state-issued driver's licenses or identification cards
June 24
June 24

Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

A new study shows the infant death rate went up after the state's abortion ban.
June 24
June 24

On the anniversary of the fall of Roe, Democrats lay the blame for worsening health care on Trump

On the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris is telling voters Donald Trump is “guilty” of rolling back women’s freedoms and setting off a nationwide health care crisis
June 24
FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Planned Parenthood, March. 14, 2024, in St. Paul, Minn. Planned Parenthood will spend $40 million ahead of November's elections to bolster President Joe Biden and leading congressional Democrats. It will initially target eight states: Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Montana, New Hampshire and New York. (AP Photo/Adam Bettcher, File)
June 24

How to stay race ready: Tips to start running efficiently and safely

Nike running coach and founder of “Fit for Us,” Percell Dugger, shared advice on how to begin the process of running this summer, and how it can be fun.
June 24
VIDEO: How to stay race ready: Tips to start running efficiently and safely
June 24

Supreme Court rejects COVID-19 vaccine appeals from nonprofit founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The Supreme Court has rejected two appeals related to COVID-19 vaccines from Children’s Health Defense, the anti-vaccine nonprofit founded by independent presidential candidate Robert F
June 24
The U.S Supreme Court is seen, Thursday, June 20, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
June 24

Things to know about the gender-affirming care case as the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in

The Supreme Court is planning to weigh in on whether states can ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors
June 24
FILE - A flag supporting LGBTQ+ rights decorates a desk on the Democratic side of the Kansas House of Representatives during a debate, March 28, 2023, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether a Tennessee ban on gender-affirming care for minors is constitutional. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 24

LOCALIZE IT: HIV cases are on the rise in young gay Latinos, especially in the Southeast

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: While estimated new HIV infection rates declined 23% in the United States from 2012 to 2022, a KFF Health News-Associated Press analysis found the rate has not fallen for Latinos as much as it has for other racial and ethnic groups. The analysis found Latinos are experiencing a disproportionate number of new infections and diagnoses across the U.S., with diagnosis rates highest in the Southeast. African Americans continue to have the highest HIV rates in the U.S. overall, but Latinos made up the largest share of new HIV diagnoses and infections among gay and bisexual men in 2022, per the most recent data available. Latinos are about 19% of the U.S. population but accounted for about 33% of new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal government launched a campaign in 2019 to end the HIV epidemic, and has funneled millions of dollars annually to certain areas with the highest infection rates. But there’s no...
June 24
Artwork is displayed on a wall during a staff meeting of the Pineapple Healthcare medical clinic in Orlando, Fla., on May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
June 24

Summer camps are for getting kids outdoors, but more frequent heat waves force changes

As the first heat wave of the season ripples across the U.S., summer camps are working to keep their children cool while still letting the kids enjoy being outside with nature
June 24
Zariah Fields eats a popsicle, Thursday, June 20, 2024, at YMCA Camp Kern in Oregonia, Ohio. As the first heat wave of the season ripples across the U.S., summer camps are working to keep their children cool while still letting the kids enjoy being outside with nature. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
June 24

Supreme Court will take up state bans on gender-affirming care for minors

The Supreme Court is stepping into the fight over transgender rights, agreeing to hear appeals from the Biden administration and families seeking to block state bans on gender-affirming care
June 24
The U.S Supreme Court is seen, Thursday, June 20, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
June 24

Preeclampsia can be fatal for pregnant people and babies. New blood tests aim to show who's at risk

At least one in 20 people who are pregnant develop a scary complication called preeclampsia, a high blood pressure disorder that kills 70,000 women and 500,000 babies worldwide every year
June 24
This Nov. 2005 file photo shows future parents awaiting the arrival of their first child in Carlsbad, Calif. When you're expecting a baby, you hope nothing goes wrong. But at least one in 20 pregnant patients develops a scary complication called preeclampsia, a high blood pressure disorder that kills 70,000 women and 500,000 babies worldwide every year. New blood tests promise to help doctors predict and manage the condition. (AP Photo/Julie Busch, file)
June 24

Experts say Gaza is at 'high risk' of famine despite increased aid to the north

A draft report from the leading international authority on hunger crises says an influx of aid appears to have eased conditions in northern Gaza for now
June 24
FILE - Palestinians loot a humanitarian aid truck as it crossed into the Gaza Strip in Rafah, on Dec. 17, 2023. An influx of aid appears to have eased a hunger crisis in northern Gaza for now, but the entire territory remains at “high risk” of famine after Israel's offensive in Rafah caused massive displacement and the disruption of aid operations in the south, a draft report said Monday. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair, File)
June 24

Planned Parenthood says it will spend $40 million on abortion rights ahead of November's election

Planned Parenthood's political and advocacy arms will spend $40 million ahead of November’s elections to bolster the campaigns of President Joe Biden and leading congressional Democrats
June 24
FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Planned Parenthood, March. 14, 2024, in St. Paul, Minn. Planned Parenthood will spend $40 million ahead of November's elections to bolster President Joe Biden and leading congressional Democrats. It will initially target eight states: Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Montana, New Hampshire and New York. (AP Photo/Adam Bettcher, File)
June 24

Young gay Latinos see a rising share of new HIV cases, leading to a call for targeted funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is years into an initiative to end the nation’s HIV epidemic by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars annually into certain states, counties and U.S. territories with the highest infection rates
June 24
Artwork is displayed on a wall during a staff meeting of the Pineapple Healthcare medical clinic in Orlando, Fla., on May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
June 24

Young gay Latinos see a rising share of new HIV cases, leading to a call for targeted funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is years into an initiative to end the nation’s HIV epidemic by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars annually into certain states, counties and U.S. territories with the highest infection rates
June 24
Artwork is displayed on a wall during a staff meeting of the Pineapple Healthcare medical clinic in Orlando, Fla., on May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
June 24

More African nations focus on HPV vaccination against cervical cancer, but hesitancy remains

African countries have some of the world's highest rates of cervical cancer
June 24
A health worker prepares to administer a cervical cancer vaccine HPV Gardasil to a girl on the street in Ibadan, Nigeria, on May 27, 2024. African countries have some of the world's highest rates of cervical cancer. Growing efforts to vaccinate more young girls for the human papillomavirus are challenged by the kind of vaccine hesitancy seen for some other diseases. Misinformation can include mistaken rumors that girls won't be able to have children in the future. Some religious communities must be told that the vaccine is "not ungodly." More than half of Africa's 54 nations – 28 – have introduced the vaccine in their immunization programs, but only five have reached the 90% coverage that the continent hopes to achieve by 2030. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
June 24

Wisconsin AG argues letting disabled people vote electronically at home would create confusion

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is pushing back against a request to let disabled people cast absentee ballots electronically from home in this November's presidential election
June 24
FILE - Poll workers sort out early and absentee ballots at the Kenosha Municipal Building on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. A Wisconsin judge on Monday, June 24, 2024, is set to consider whether to allow people with disabilities to vote electronically from home in the swing state this fall. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 23

'Everything is at stake' for reproductive rights in 2024, Harris says

The Biden campaign steps up its focus on contrasting the candidates' positions.
June 23
FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Planned Parenthood, March. 14, 2024, in St. Paul, Minn. Harris says "everything is at stake" with reproductive health rights in November's presidential election. Harris' statements from segments of an MSNBC interview that aired Sunday, June 23, comes as the Biden campaign steps up its focus on contrasting Joe Biden and Donald Trump's positions on the issue ahead of this Thursday's presidential debate. (AP Photo/Adam Bettcher, File)
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)