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Virus kills 100,000 cattle in India, threatens livelihoods

The viral disease is spread by insects like mosquitoes and ticks.
32 minutes ago
A man stands amid cows infected with lumpy skin disease at a cow shelter in Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India, Sept. 21, 2022. Infected cows and buffaloes get fever and have lumps on their skin. The viral disease that is spread by insects like mosquitoes and ticks has killed at least 100,000 cows and buffaloes in India and sickened more than 2 million. (AP Photo/ Vishal Bhatnagar)
40 minutes ago

Number of suicides in the US rose 4% in 2021, CDC report finds

There were more than 47,000 suicides recorded in 2021.
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3 hours ago

ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data

U.S. health officials have approved a much-debated drug to treat the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease
3 hours ago
This 2018 photo provided by Amylyx shows the company's co-founders Joshua Cohen, left, and Justin Klee in Cambridge, Mass. A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease, made by Amylyx, won U.S. approval Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. (Amylyx via AP)
September 29

Thousands evacuated from Florida nursing homes, hospitals

About 45 nursing homes, serving 3,500 people, have been evacuated.
September 29
A staff member stands in a flooded hallway at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla., Sept. 28, 2022.
September 29

ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data

U.S. health officials have approved a much-debated drug to treat the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease
September 29
This 2018 photo provided by Amylyx shows the company's co-founders Joshua Cohen, left, and Justin Klee in Cambridge, Mass. A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease, made by Amylyx, won U.S. approval Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. (Amylyx via AP)
September 29

Oregon to cover health-related climate expenses

Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover certain climate change expenses under its Medicaid program
September 29
FILE - A volunteer unloads bottled water at a cooling center established to help vulnerable residents ride out a dangerous heat wave on Aug. 11, 2021. Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover certain climate change expenses under its Medicaid program. State health officials say the low-income health plan will cover devices such as air conditioners, air filters and generators (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
September 29

Hurricane Ian strikes Florida hospital from above and below

Hurricane Ian has swamped a four-story Florida hospital.
September 29
In this photo provided by Dr. Birgit Bodine, various containers and clothes soak up floodwater near debris at an area at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Hurricane Ian swamped the Florida hospital from both above and below, the storm surge flooding its lower level emergency room while fierce winds tore part of its fourth floor roof from its intensive care unit, according to Bodine, who works there. (Dr. Birgit Bodine via AP)
September 29

India's top court gives equal abortion access to all women

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that all women, regardless of marital status, can obtain abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies
September 29
FILE- Pigeons fly past the dome of India's Supreme Court building in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, that all women, regardless of marital status, can obtain abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies. Previously, under India's abortion law, married women could have abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies, but single women were limited to 20 weeks. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
September 29

Hundreds of East Coast hospitals at risk of flooding, study says

In several metro areas, at least half of hospitals were at risk of flooding.
September 29
A man walks away from the beach ahead of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 28, 2022.
September 29

Taiwan to end quarantine for arrivals starting Oct. 13

Taiwan says it will end mandatory COVID-19 quarantines for people arriving from overseas beginning Oct. 13
September 29
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus take morning exercises at a park in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
September 28

Alzheimer's drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease have soared after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study
September 28
FILE — The Biogen Inc., headquarters is shown March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease’s progress in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 28

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

The University of Oklahoma Medical Center says it is ceasing some gender-affirming treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding
September 28
September 28

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

U.S. public health officials say at-risk people who have received just one dose of the monkeypox vaccine have appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick from the virus
September 28
FILE - A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine and a syringe is set on the table at a vaccination clinic run by the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. At-risk people who received just one dose of the monkeypox vaccine appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick from the virus, public health officials announced Wednesday, even as they urged a second dose for full protection. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
September 28

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

U.S. public health officials say at-risk people who have received just one dose of the monkeypox vaccine have appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick from the virus
September 28
FILE - A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine and a syringe is set on the table at a vaccination clinic run by the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. At-risk people who received just one dose of the monkeypox vaccine appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick from the virus, public health officials announced Wednesday, even as they urged a second dose for full protection. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
September 28

Biden on ending hunger in US: 'I know we can do this'

President Joe Biden says his administration's goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by the end of the decade is ambitious but doable, if only the nation would work together
September 28
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during an event on health care costs, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Washington. Biden is hosting a conference today on hunger, nutrition and health, the first by the White House since 1969. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 28

New data: Unvaccinated are 14 times more likely to contract monkeypox

The CDC has released the first U.S. data on the vaccine's effectiveness.
September 28
In this Aug. 11, 2022, file photo, a medical worker gives a dose of monkeypox vaccine to a recipient at a monkeypox vaccination site in Los Angeles.
September 28

New guidance released on diagnosing, treating long COVID symptoms

"We recognized two years ago, this is a problem," one expert said.
September 28
A long Covid-19 patient takes a lung function test at the Hufeland Clinic, Feb. 7, 2022, in Bad Ems, Germany.
September 28

Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law

A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law’s provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution
September 28
September 27

Millions of Americans will save on Medicare fees next year

For the first time in a decade, Americans will pay less next year on monthly premiums for Medicare’s Part B plan, which covers routine doctors’ visits and other outpatient care
September 27
President Joe Biden walks with Bob Parant, Medicare beneficiary with Type 1 diabetes, as they arrive to speak at an event on health care costs, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 27

New California abortion laws set up clash with other states

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed more than a dozen laws aiming to make California an abortion sanctuary state
September 27
FILE - People rally in support of abortion rights at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, a new publicly funded website listing more than 150 statewide abortion clinics. The website is part of Newsom's pledge to make California a sanctuary for women seeking abortions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 27

South Carolina lawmakers won't pass stricter abortion laws

Abortion laws in South Carolina almost certainly won’t get more restrictive after Republicans in the General Assembly couldn’t agree on a total ban
September 27
South Carolina Rep. John McCravy, R-Greenwood, talks about a total ban on abortion he has proposed during the House session on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
September 27

Pause on Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion ban extended to Oct. 12

A judge has extended a temporary block on Ohio's law banning virtually all abortions for an additional 14 days, until Oct. 12
September 27
September 27

Idaho universities disallow abortion, contraception referral

Idaho universities are warning staffers not to refer students to abortion providers or emergency contraception because they could face criminal charges under a state law
September 27
September 27

South Carolina House rejects bill that would have made the state’s six-week ban on abortion more restrictive

South Carolina House rejects bill that would have made the state’s six-week ban on abortion more restrictive
September 27
September 27

Biden's strategy to end hunger in US includes more benefits

The Biden administration has an ambitious goal for America: ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030
September 27
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 27

Monkeypox outbreak in US showing signs of slowing, CDC data shows

The seven-day average has declined by 50% in one month.
September 27
Microbiologists with the AEGIS Sciences Corporation process Covid-19 and Monkeypox tests at its facility in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2022.
September 27

Suit: Care home resident died with paper jammed in windpipe

The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities is suing the Philadelphia care home where her daughter lived for 40 years
September 27
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)
September 27

Monkeypox cases continue to decline in the US: CDC

Cases appear to have peaked in mid-August and have been gradually declining according to CDC data
September 27
Cases appear to have peaked in mid-August and have been gradually declining according to CDC data
September 27

Biogen pays $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations

Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors in the form of speakers and consulting fees to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs
September 27
FILE — The Biogen Inc., headquarters is shown March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Biogen has agreed, Monday, Sept. 27, 2022, to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 27

Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

A federally funded study has found a possible link between aluminum in some childhood vaccines and persistent asthma, but experts say the study has several shortcomings
September 27
FILE - An infant receives a routine vaccination in Fayetteville, Ga., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Years ago, the government set out to determine if aluminum in vaccines could be driving growing rates of allergies and asthma in children. A federally funded study released Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, has found a possible link between aluminum and persistent asthma. But experts say the study has several shortcomings and is not a reason to change current vaccine recommendations. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)
September 27

New Thai rules allow abortions up to 20th week of pregnancy

Thailand will allow abortions up to the 20th week of pregnancy under new regulations issued by the Public Health Ministry
September 27
September 27

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning Roe v. Wade appears to be sending more teens to their doctors in search of birth control, including long-acting reversible forms like intrauterine devices and implants
September 27
Adismarys Abreu, 16, poses for a photo at her home, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Miami. Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states began to ban or severely limit abortion. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 27

Why COVID cases may not be dramatically rising as schools open

Last month, the CDC said it was ending test-to-stay in schools.
September 27
Children ride a school bus on the first day of New York City Public Schools in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sept. 8, 2022.
September 27

ADB to devote $14B to help ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

The Asian Development Bank says it is devoting at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific
September 27
FILE - People carry harvested paddy in a rice field on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, it will devote at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
September 27

ADB to devote $14B to help ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

The Asian Development Bank says it is devoting at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific
September 27
FILE - People carry harvested paddy in a rice field on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, it will devote at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
September 27

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Experts say the ruling appears to be accelerating a trend among teens.
September 27
Adismarys Abreu, 16, poses for a photo at her home, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Miami. Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states began to ban or severely limit abortion. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 27

Major abortion law changes unlikely in S. Carolina after Roe

Whether conservative South Carolina changes its abortion laws at all in the wake of this year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is about to be decided by divided conservatives in the state House
September 27
South Carolina Rep. John McCravy, R-Greenwood, talks about a total ban on abortion he has proposed during the House session on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
September 26

Canada to lift all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers entering the country

Canada also said travelers will no longer have to wear masks on trains.
September 26
An international traveler walks to a COVID-19 testing site at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 28, 2022.
September 26

ACS warns fertility preservation for cancer patients could be at risk in future

Thousands live in states with restrictions or impending ones, study found.
September 26
A pregnant woman is shown in silhouette in an undated stock image.
September 26

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Women seeking abortions across Arizona were forced to find alternatives beyond the state’s borders after a court ruling last week cleared the way for prosecutors to charge doctors and others who help a woman end a pregnancy unless her life is in danger
September 26
FILE - Celina Washburn protests outside the Arizona Capitol to voice her dissent with an abortion ruling, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Phoenix. An Arizona judge ruled the state can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years. The law was first enacted decades before Arizona became a state in 1912. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 26

COVID cases aren't dramatically rising with schools back in session

But experts said testing data is not as robust as it was during the last two school years.
September 26
But experts said testing data is not as robust as it was during the last two school years.
September 26

EPA preparing plan to help fix Jackson's water system

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan has returned to Mississippi’s capital city to meet with Jackson officials about the city’s troubled water system
September 26
FILE - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan discusses elements of a coordinated response of federal, state and city agencies, that he hopes will help deal with the city's long-standing water problems, during a Wednesday news briefing, Sept. 7, 2022, in Jackson, Miss. Regan returned to Jackson on Sept. 26, 2022, to meet with officials about developing a plan to fix the city’s troubled water system. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
September 26

Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

The new chief at the Food and Drug Administration's tobacco center has inherited a raft of problems
September 26
September 26

Pfizer submits bivalent COVID booster to FDA for use in children ages 5 and up

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses this emergency use authorization request and what Americans can expect regarding COVID this fall.
September 26
VIDEO: Pfizer submits bivalent COVID booster to FDA for use in children ages 5 and up
September 25

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

Since Oregon residents voted in 2020 to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds
September 25
FILE—Vanessa Caudel, a nurse, sits at her work station in the Great Circle treatment center on Feb. 24, 2022, in Salem, Ore., where she provides doses of methadone, which can relieve the "dope sick" symptoms a person in opioid withdrawal experiences. Almost two years after Oregonians voted to decriminalize drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment services, the pioneering effort has been struggling to show progress. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
September 25

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

Arizona Democrats are vowing to fight for women’s rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances
September 25
Arizona Secretary of State Latie Hobbs, left, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Kris Mayes, a Democrat running for attorney general, speak to reporters outside the Arizona Attorney General's Office in Phoenix on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
September 24

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

Arizona Democrats are vowing to fight for women’s rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances
September 24
A pair of protesters walks across the Arizona Capitol grounds after an abortion ruling, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Phoenix. An Arizona judge ruled the state can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years. The law was first enacted decades before Arizona became a state in 1912. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 24

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs
September 24
FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris displays a map showing abortion access by state as she speaks during the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Aug. 3, 2022. Harris when speaking about abortion told voters in Illinois earlier this month that “extremist, so-called leaders trumpet the rhetoric of freedom while they take away freedoms.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 24

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs
September 24
FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris displays a map showing abortion access by state as she speaks during the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Aug. 3, 2022. Harris when speaking about abortion told voters in Illinois earlier this month that “extremist, so-called leaders trumpet the rhetoric of freedom while they take away freedoms.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 23

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

The near-total ban had been blocked in the state for nearly 50 years.
September 23
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question during a news conference in Phoenix. A new Arizona law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy takes effect Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 as a judge weighs a request to allow a pre-statehood law that outlaws nearly all abortions to be enforced. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)