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China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased

China has reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations
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Shoppers return to a mall with shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 04

China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased

China has reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations
December 04
Residents go about their life with some shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 04

Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport

China has reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions
December 04
A man walks his dog past a COVID testing station in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. More cities eased restrictions, allowing shopping malls, supermarkets and other businesses to reopen following protests last weekend in Shanghai and other areas in which some crowds called for President Xi Jinping to resign. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 03

NY state health commissioner resigning to return to Harvard

New York’s state health commissioner will resign Jan. 1 after 13 months in the job to return to Harvard University’s T
December 03
FILE - Dr. Mary Bassett, New York City's health commissioner, addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Aug. 8, 2015. Bassett will resign Jan. 1, 2023 after 13 months in the job to return to Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mary Bassett said in a statement Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, that she was leaving so the next commissioner can lead the department for a full four-year term under Gov. Kathy Hochul, who won election to her first full term last month. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 02

Ex-children's hospital doctor charged with sex crimes

A prosecutor says the former medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children has been charged with four felony sex crimes in connection with abuse at the facility years ago
December 02
FILE - This aerial image taken with a drone shows Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2022, in Richmond, Va. A grand jury indicted Dr. Daniel N. Davidow of Richmond, a former longtime employee of the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents, last month, the records show. The records were unsealed Thursday, Dec. 1, the prosecutor announced Friday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 02

Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

Indiana's Republican attorney general can continue his investigation of an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim
December 02
FILE - Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita speaks during a watch party for Jennifer-Ruth Green, the Republican candidate for Indiana's 1st Congressional District, on Nov. 8, 2022, in Schererville, Ind. Rokita, Indiana's Republican attorney general, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, asked the state medical licensing to discipline Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took effect. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 02

Viral: A World Without AIDS

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on evolving medical treatments and combating stigmas. Tina Knowles Lawson remembers her nephew, known as "Uncle Johnny" to daughters Beyoncé and Solange.
December 02
VIDEO: Viral: A World Without AIDS
December 02

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

Mpox cases have plummeted in recent weeks.
December 02
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. The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist. (NIAID via AP, File)
December 02

Childhood Dementia: Parents of children with rare disorder rally support for a cure

Sanfilippo syndrome, a condition classified as childhood dementia, affects an estimated 1 in every 70,000 births and parents tell ABC News' Faith Abubey they're not giving up on finding a cure.
December 02
VIDEO: Childhood Dementia: Parents of children with rare disorder rally support for a cure
December 02

Flu season worsens as 44 states report high activity

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse
December 02
FILE - A flu vaccine is readied at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center where they were offering members and the public free flu and COVID-19 vaccines Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. On Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits the previous week were due to flu-like illnesses. That's as high as the peak of the 2017-18 flu season and higher than any season since. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 02

National 988 mental health hotline back up after outage

The United States' 988 call service for helping anyone experiencing a mental health emergency is back up and running after a daylong outage
December 02
FILE - New York Police Department officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street station on the A train, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. In New York City's latest effort to address a mental health crisis on its streets and subways, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, that authorities would more aggressively intervene to help people in need of treatment, saying there was "a moral obligation" to do so, even if it means providing care to those who don't ask for it. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 02

LA County may bring back COVID mask mandates

Average COVID-19 cases have reached their highest levels since August.
December 02
Average COVID-19 cases have reached their highest levels since August.
December 02

Nearly all US states are reporting 'very high' or 'high' levels of flu-like illness

Nearly all states last year at this time were reporting low or moderate levels.
December 02
A nurse gives a flu vaccination at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif.
December 02

Largest county in US may bring back indoor mask mandates as COVID cases rise

Average COVID-19 cases have reached their highest levels since August.
December 02
In this July 28, 2022, file photo, travelers wear masks inside Union Station in Los Angeles.
December 02

Tibetans in India support 'zero COVID' protesters in China

About 150 Tibetan exiles holding blank pieces of paper have rallied in India’s capital to express solidarity with people in China protesting its “zero COVID” policy
December 02
December 02

WHO pleased to see China ease harsh zero COVID policies

A top official at the World Health Organization said the U_N_ agency was “pleased” to see China loosening some of its coronavirus restrictions, saying “it’s really important that governments listen to their people when the people are in pain.”
December 02
Residents wearing masks cross an intersection in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. More cities eased restrictions, allowing shopping malls, supermarkets and other businesses to reopen following protests last weekend in Shanghai and other areas in which some crowds called for President Xi Jinping to resign. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 02

Top exec at pharmacy in deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced

A former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in more than 100 patient deaths has been sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to defraud the federal government
December 02
December 02

China fines former NBA star Lin over quarantine comments

China's professional basketball league has fined former NBA star Jeremy Lin for making “inappropriate remarks” about quarantine facilities for his Chinese team
December 02
Motorists pass by an elderly woman with her groceries in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. A campaign to vaccinate the elderly has sparked hopes China might roll back severe anti-virus controls that prompted protesters to demand President Xi Jinping resign, but the country faces daunting hurdles and up to a year of hard work before "zero COVID" can end. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 02

10 Los Angeles students appear to OD on cannabis edibles

Ten Los Angeles students appear to have overdosed on edible cannabis products at their middle school in the San Fernando Valley
December 02
December 02

Suffering from flu, RSV or COVID-19? How you can tell the difference

The three viruses have many symptoms that are similar.
December 02
A doctor shows a sample test kit at a drive-through clinic for coronavirus, flu and RSV, at UW Medical Center Northwest in Seattle, March 9, 2020.
December 01

HIV prevention advocate talks ending the epidemic

Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of AVAC, talks HIV prevention, access to medicine, treatment and ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
December 01
VIDEO: HIV prevention advocate talks ending the epidemic
December 01

Doctors alarmed as surge in RSV cases fills German hospitals

Intensive care doctors in Germany are warning that hospital pediatric units in the country are stretched to breaking point in part due to rising cases of respiratory infections among infants
December 01
December 01

HIV testing dropped by one-third during COVID-19 pandemic: CDC

Testing increased in late 2020, but not up to pre-pandemic levels.
December 01
Testing increased in late 2020, but not up to pre-pandemic levels.
December 01

Prosecutors move to dismiss Wisconsin abortion ban challenge

A group of prosecutors is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 173-year-old ban on abortions
December 01
December 01

How a potential change to FDA's blood donor policy could save lives

The news came on the eve of World AIDS Day.
December 01
In this March 23, 2021 file photo Phlebotomist Adel Velasco prepares a blood donation at a Red Cross blood drive with L.A. Care Health Plan in Los Angeles.
December 01

ACLU warns Tenn. hospital over transgender treatment policy

Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries
December 01
December 01

Health departments are raising awareness about HIV prevention for World Aids Day

According to HIV.Gov, approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV but the CDC says PrEP drugs can reduce the risk of infection by 99% when taken daily.
December 01
VIDEO: Health departments are raising awareness about HIV prevention for World Aids Day
December 01

'Absolutely alarming': HIV tests dropped by one-third during pandemic, CDC says

The number of tests increased in late 2020, but not to pre-pandemic levels.
December 01
A sign for free HIV testing is seen outside a Walgreens pharmacy in Times Square on June 27, 2012 in New York City.
December 01

The NYPD now has legal authority to hospitalize the mentally ill involuntarily

: This new directive comes after several instances of violence in the last year, but it's sparking backlash and debate about how to tackle issues of homelessness and mental health.
December 01
VIDEO: The NYPD now has legal authority to hospitalize the mentally ill involuntarily
December 01

FDA may change its blood donation policy

The change would allow more gay and bisexual men to donate blood.
December 01
The change would allow more gay and bisexual men to donate blood.
December 01

COVID, flu or RSV?

With the threat of a "tripledemic" in the U.S., how can you tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and RSV?
December 01
With the threat of a "tripledemic" in the U.S., how can you tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and RSV?
December 01

African continent finally to receive 1st mpox vaccines

Africa’s top public health body says the continent is set to receive its first batch of mpox vaccines as a donation from South Korea
December 01
December 01

China eases some virus controls, searches pedestrians

More Chinese cities are easing anti-virus restrictions and police are patrolling their streets as the government tries to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID measures
December 01
Workers in protective ge4ar prepare to collect COVID samples from a woman at her locked down store in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. More cities eased anti-virus restrictions as Chinese police tried to head off protests Thursday while the ruling Communist Party prepared for the high-profile funeral of the late leader Jiang Zemin. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 30

Chinese vaccine plans spark hope for end of 'zero COVID'

A campaign to vaccinate older Chinese has sparked hopes Beijing might roll back severe anti-virus controls that prompted angry protesters to demand President Xi Jinping resign
November 30
A woman wearing a face mask walks by a closed coronavirus testing site outside a residential building in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to "resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces," following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 30

More than 90% of COVID deaths occurring among elderly adults: CDC

The data showcases the lack of boosters received by the older population.
November 30
The data showcases the lack of boosters received by the older population.
November 30

Judge OKs federal intervention in struggling water system

The U.S. Justice Department has received a federal judge’s approval to carry out its proposal to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city
November 30
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a news conference about the Justice Department's intervention to try to bring improvements to the beleaguered water system in Jackson, Miss., at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 30

Oklahoma citizen-led initiative would codify abortion access

An Oklahoma man is preparing to try to gather over 173,000 signatures and millions of dollars in fundraising to put abortion access up for public vote in a state with one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws
November 30
November 30

FDA clears 1st fecal transplant treatment for gut infection

U.S. officials approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the fecal transplant procedures that doctors have increasingly used to treat a potentially life-threatening intestinal infection
November 30
FILE - The Food and Drug Administration building is seen on Dec. 10, 2020, in Silver Spring, Md. U.S. officials on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, have approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the so-called “fecal transplant” procedures that doctors have increasingly used against a hard-to-treat intestinal infections. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
November 30

Polio wastewater testing expanded to 2 more states

It comes after a single case of polio was detected in New York in July.
November 30
In this Aug. 25, 2022, file photo, a research assistant prepares a PCR reaction for polio at a lab at Queens College in New York.
November 30

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Yale University is being accused of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be reinstated
November 30
FILE - A woman walks by a Yale sign reflected in the rainwater in the street on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Conn., Aug. 22, 2021. Yale University is being accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be reinstated. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
November 30

More than 90% of COVID deaths occurring among adults over age 65, CDC data shows

Older adults have never made up such a high share of deaths, data shows.
November 30
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are seen at the Haus an der Linde nursing home in Lichtentanne, Saxony, Germany Dec. 27, 2020.
November 30

US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio

Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage
November 30
FILE - Ryan Dupont, Utah State University Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, collects sewage samples from the dorms at Utah State University Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Logan, Utah, to test for COVID-19. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Philadelphia and Oakland County, Mich., will test for polio in sewage for at least four months. Communities in New York state began testing earlier this year after a man was diagnosed with paralytic polio outside New York City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 30

Drug slows Alzheimer's but can it make a real difference?

New data shows an experimental Alzheimer's drug modestly slowed the brain disease's inevitable worsening
November 30
November 30

The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns

The head of the International Monetary Fund says it’s time for China to move away from mass lockdowns under its “zero-COVID” approach
November 30
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 30

Indiana attorney general asks medical board to penalize doctor who spoke about abortion for 10-year-old Ohio rape victim

Indiana attorney general asks medical board to penalize doctor who spoke about abortion for 10-year-old Ohio rape victim
November 30
November 30

China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces."
November 30
A worker in protective gear collects a sample from a resident at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Chinese universities are sending students home as the ruling Communist Party tightens anti-virus controls and tries to prevent more protests after crowds angered by its severe "zero COVID" restrictions called for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 30

Alzheimer's drug lecanemab can slow cognitive decline, study shows

Dr. Leah Croll, a neurology professor at Temple University, breaks down promising findings with the new Alzheimer's drug lecanemab.
November 30
VIDEO: Alzheimer's drug lecanemab can slow cognitive decline, study shows
November 30

What to know about China's 'zero COVID' policy and its effectiveness

Citizens have been protesting the strict lockdown measures in place since 2020.
November 30
An epidemic-prevention worker in a protective suit stands guard at the gate of a residential compound as outbreaks of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue in Beijing, Nov. 28, 2022.
November 30

New data shows Alzheimer's drug can slow cognitive decline

New clinical trial data showed a new drug can slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients, potentially paving the way for a drug to hit the U.S. market next year.
November 30
New clinical trial data showed a new drug can slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients, potentially paving the way for a drug to hit the U.S. market next year.
November 30

Syria receives cholera vaccines ahead of inoculation drive

Syria has received two million doses of cholera vaccines, the first to reach the war-torn country during a monthslong outbreak
November 30