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No link between Ozempic, Wegovy and suicide, EU drug regulators say

Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions
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FILE - The injectable drug Ozempic is shown Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Houston. Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions. The European Medicines Agency regulatory committee announced the results of its review on Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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Maine lawmakers approve shield law for providers of abortion and gender-affirming care

The Democratic-controlled Maine Legislature has approved a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from legal action brought in other states
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FILE - The Maine State House is seen at dawn, Jan. 3, 2024, in Augusta, Maine. The Democratic-controlled Maine Legislature has approved a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from legal action brought in other states. If signed by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, Maine would join more than a dozen states that shield medical providers and others from out-of-state investigations regarding abortions. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
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Drug shortages hit record-high with hundreds in short supply, pharmacists warn

There are at least 323 active shortages, according to a pharmacy trade group.
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A bottle of prescription medication is seen in an undated stock photo.
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Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here's what's happening in other states

Abortion was already a major issue in U.S. elections in 2024
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FILE - Arizona state representatives convene on House floor at the Capitol, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Phoenix. An Arizona Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday, April 9, allowing enforcement of an abortion ban is the latest action to elevate abortion as a key political issue this year.(AP Photo/Matt York)
4 hours ago

How to avoid 'forever chemicals' and how to treat ear infections

Dr. Alok Patel shares health advice on “forever chemicals” and ear infections.
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VIDEO: How to avoid 'forever chemicals' and how to treat ear infections
April 12

Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants after learning a doctor manipulated some records

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston has halted its liver transplant and kidney transplant programs
April 12
April 12

Poland’s lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban

Poland’s lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban
April 12
April 12

Polish lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban

Polish lawmakers have voted to continue work on proposals to lift a near-total ban on abortion, a highly divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country
April 12
Abortion rights activists react after Poland's parliament voted to continue work on proposals to liberalize Poland's strict abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, April 12, 2024. Polish lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on proposals to lift a near total ban on abortion, a divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country, which has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 12

'I'm dying, you're not': Those terminally ill ask more states to legalize physician-assisted death

Lawmakers in at least 12 states are debating bills that would legalize physician-assisted death
April 12
Gary Drake and his son Mitch Drake pose for a picture in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 13, 2024. Mitch Drake flew to Oregon with his father in February, where physician-assisted death is allowed for out-of-state patients who are terminally ill and meet certain requirements. He thanked him for the life he'd given him, and they said their goodbyes. (Courtesy of Mitch Drake via AP)
April 11

Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

Iowa has asked the state Supreme Court to let its blocked abortion law go into effect and uphold it altogether, disputing abortion providers’ claims it infringes on women’s rights to exercise bodily autonomy
April 11
Iowans supporting access to abortion rally on Thursday, April 11, 2024, outside the courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, where the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments on the state's restrictive abortion law. The law that bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy is on hold as the courts assess its constitutionality. (AP Photo/Hannah Fingerhut)
April 11

One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren't insured, survey shows

A new survey shows that almost a quarter of people who have been dropped from Medicaid during post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured
April 11
FILE - Children's Defense Fund Program Director Graciela Camarena assists Lucia Salazar with filling out Medicaid and SNAP application forms for her family in Pharr, Texas, Nov. 13, 2023. Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey showed Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Gonzalez, File)
April 11

Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the abortion ruling from justices he chose goes too far

A ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona doesn’t sit well with Republican former Gov. Doug Ducey
April 11
FILE - Protesters shout as they join thousands marching around the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix after the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision on June 24, 2022. A ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona doesn’t sit well with Doug Ducey, the Republican former governor whose expansion of the state Supreme Court allowed him to appoint the four conservative justices whose ruling cleared the way for it. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 11

Fiery debate over proposed shield law leads to rare censure in Maine House

Debate over a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from out-of-state lawsuits is off to a fiery start in the Maine Legislature
April 11
FILE - The Maine State House is seen at dawn, Jan. 3, 2024, in Augusta, Maine. Fiery debate over a bill to protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from out-of-state lawsuits crossed a line in the Maine House, leading lawmakers to formally censure a pair colleagues on Thursday, April 11. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
April 11

School grants, student pronouns and library books among the big bills of Idaho legislative session

Idaho lawmakers spent much of an unexpectedly long and sometimes contentious legislative session focusing on bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents by limiting health care and reading materials
April 11
FILE - The Idaho state flag hangs in the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho, Jan. 9, 2023. Idaho lawmakers spent much of an unexpectedly long and sometimes contentious legislative session focusing on bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents by limiting health care and reading materials. They also passed a bill that allows the state to spend $2 billion over the next decade to address dilapidated public school buildings and other school facility needs. (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)
April 11

On eve of Japanese prime minister's visit to North Carolina, Fujifilm announces more jobs there

A subsidiary of Japanese-based Fujifilm Corp. plans to expand further a massive biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the state, even as the initial phase is not yet complete
April 11
April 11

Tennessee GOP senators OK criminalizing helping minors get transgender care, mimicking abortion bill

Tennessee lawmakers are considering criminalizing adults who help minors receive gender-affirming care without parental consent
April 11
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, right, talks with Senator John Stevens, R-Huntingdon, during legislative session of the Senate, Thursday, April 11, 2024, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
April 11

US measles cases are up in 2024. What's driving the increase?

There have been 17 times as many U.S. measles cases in the first three months of this year compared with the average number seen in the first three months of the previous three years
April 11
FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts' concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. The CDC on Thursday, April 11, 2024 released a report on recent measles case trends, noting that cases in the first three months of this year were 17 times higher than the average number seen in the first three months of the previous three years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 11

Measles outbreak puts elimination status at risk: CDC

There have been 113 measles cases reported so far this year.
April 11
In this undated stock photo, a child is shown with red rash spots from measles.
April 11

What the new trans care recommendations from the NHS England report mean

The report calls for more research on puberty blockers and hormone therapies.
April 11
A photograph taken on April 10, 2024, in London, shows the entrance of the NHS Tavistock center, where the Tavistock Clinic hosted the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children until March 28, 2024.
April 11

Poland has a strict abortion law — and many abortions. Lawmakers are now tackling the legislation

Poland's parliament is holding a long-awaited debate on liberalizing the country's strict abortion law
April 11
Anti-abortion activists hold a demonstration with a sign that says "We defend children" as the Polish parliament debates liberalizing the abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday April 11, 2024. The traditionally Catholic nation has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe — but the reality is that many women terminate pregnancies at home with pills mailed from abroad. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 11

Federal appeals court hears arguments on nation's first ban on gender-affirming care for minors

A federal appeals court is considering whether to reinstate Arkansas' first-in the-nation ban on gender affirming care for minors after hearing arguments
April 11
ACLU attorney Chase Strangio, right, and actor Elliot Page leave the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a hearing Thursday, April 11, 2024, in St. Louis. The Federal appeals court is hearing arguments over Arkansas' first-in-the-nation ban on gender-affirming care for minors. Page was at the hearing in support of the ACLU’s challenge to the law. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
April 11
Dusty Farr talks with his transgender daughter at a park near Smithville, Mo., Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. Farr is suing the Platt County School District after his daughter was suspended for using the girl's bathroom at the Missouri high school she attended. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 10

Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad's disastrous 2023 derailment in eastern Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn't enough
April 10
FILE - This image taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, that still burns after it derailed the night before in East Palestine, Ohio. The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad's disastrous 2023 derailment in eastern Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn't enough. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 10

Arizona's abortion ban is likely to cause a scramble for services in states where it's still legal

Doctors and clinic leaders say there’ll be a scramble across the Southwest and West for abortion care
April 10
FILE - This file photo shows Celina Washburn at a protest on Sept. 23, 2022, outside the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix to voice her opposition to an abortion ruling. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, April 9, 2024, that the state can enforce its long-dormant law criminalizing all abortions except when a mother’s life is at stake. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 10

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters have sided with abortion rights supporters every time the issue has been directly on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion
April 10
FILE - Supporters of Florida Voice For The Unborn demonstrate outside the fourth floor as legislators work on property insurance bills, May 24, 2022, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida Supreme Court ruled Monday, April 1, 2024, that a ballot measure to enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution can go before voters in November. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
April 10

Opponents of smoking in casinos try to enlist shareholders of gambling companies in non-smoking push

Add investors to the list of people that opponents of smoking in casinos are enlisting in hopes of banning the practice
April 10
A gambler lights a cigarette at a slot machine in Harrah's casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Sept. 29, 2023. A national anti-smoking group and a Michigan health system are enlisting shareholders of major gambling companies including Boyd Gaming, Bally's, and Caesars Entertainment to push the companies to study the financial effects of eliminating smoking in their casinos. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 10

UK prime minister welcomes report on youth gender care

The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
April 10
The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
April 10

Tennessee Senate OKs a bill that would make it illegal for adults to help minors seeking abortions

Republican Senate lawmakers in Tennessee have advanced legislation making it illegal for adults to help minors get an abortion without parental consent
April 10
FILE - An abortion-rights demonstrator holds a sign during a rally, May 14, 2022, in Chattanooga, Tenn. On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee advanced legislation making it illegal for adults to help minors get an abortion without parental consent. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 10

Trump says Arizona's abortion ban goes too far while defending the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Donald Trump says an Arizona law that criminalizes nearly all abortions goes too far and the former president called on Arizona lawmakers to change it
April 10
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jason Allen)
April 10

Trump says Arizona's near-total abortion ban goes too far and expects lawmakers to change it

Trump says Arizona's near-total abortion ban goes too far and expects lawmakers to change it
April 10
April 10

The dangers of drinking ‘sexy water’

Exploring the benefits and misconceptions of adding supplements to water.
April 10
VIDEO:The dangers of drinking ‘sexy water’
April 10

Right to abortion unlikely to be enshrined in Maine Constitution after vote falls short

An effort to amend the Maine Constitution to enshrine the right to an abortion is coming up short
April 10
FILE - Participants in the annual anti-abortion rally surround the state house in Augusta, Maine, Jan. 14, 2012. An effort to amend the Maine Constitution to enshrine the right to an abortion is coming up short. The measure fell shy of a two-thirds majority in the Maine House Tuesday, April 9, 2024 failing to clear the hurdle for sending the amendment to voters for ratification. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
April 10

As medical perils from abortion bans grow, so do opportunities for Democrats in a post-Roe world

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, Republicans insisted the ruling would mostly impact those seeking abortions to end unwanted pregnancies
April 10
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego speaks to reporters at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Jonathan Copper)
April 10

Kansas bill would make it a crime to coerce someone into an abortion

People who make physical or financial threats against others in Kansas to force them to get an abortion could spend a year in prison and be fined up to $10,000 under a bill approved by state lawmakers
April 10
Kansas state Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, confers with Sen. Brenda Dietrich, R-Topeka, during the Senate session, Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Pyle supports a bill to make it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion, while Dietrich passed the last time senators considered it. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 10

France is proposing to allow terminally ill patients to take lethal medication

France’s government has presented a bill to allow adults with terminal cancer or other end-of-life illness to take lethal medication
April 10
FILE - French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during a joint statement with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, before a working dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, April 8, 2024. France's government presented a bill Wednesday April 10, 2024 to allow adults with terminal cancer or other incurable illness to take lethal medication, amid growing public demand for legal options for aid in dying. Many French people have travelled to neighboring countries to seek such medication where medically assisted suicide or euthanasia are legal. French President Emmanuel Macron has long promised such a bill. (Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool via AP)
April 10

A major UK report says trans children are being let down by toxic debate and lack of evidence

A report from a senior doctor in England says children who question their gender identity are being let down by lack of evidence and a toxic political debate
April 10
FILE - The rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community, flies over a building next to Nelson's Column monument, right, in Trafalgar Square, central London, Britain, March 28, 2014. Children who question their gender identity are being let down by lack of evidence and a toxic political debate, according to a report Wednesday from a senior doctor in in England. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
April 10

8-year-old viral social media star raises awareness for ARFID through food tastings

Between 0.5% to 5% of children and adults have ARFID, according to data.
April 10
Hannah shares her journey to overcome Arfid on her social media accounts run by her mother Michelle.
April 10

In some classrooms in Senegal, deaf and hard-of-hearing students now study alongside everyone else

A new approach in Senegal is mixing a small number of hard-of-hearing students into public classrooms
April 10
Mouhamed Sall, who is deaf, attends class at the Guinaw Rail Sud public high school in Pikine, Senegal, Monday, March 18, 2024. Sall and three other students are part of a new approach in a small number of schools in Senegal that seat those who are deaf and hard of hearing with the rest of the class. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
April 09

What to know about abortion in Arizona under the near-total 1864 ban

The Arizona Supreme Court has delivered a landmark decision in giving the go-ahead to enforce a long-dormant law that bans nearly all abortions
April 09
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego speaks to reporters at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Jonathan Copper)
April 09

Program brings intervention, awareness and education of Black maternal health

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with OBGYN and Director of Northwell's Center for Maternal Health, Dr. Dawnette Lewis, and Nneka Walker, a mother, about Black maternal health and the mortality rate.
April 09
VIDEO: Program brings intervention, awareness and education of Black maternal health
April 09

Company that made millions of defective sleep apnea machines ordered to overhaul manufacturing

The company responsible for a global recall of sleep apnea machines is now legally barred from resuming production at U.S. facilities until it meets a number of safety requirements
April 09
FILE - Jeffrey Reed, who experienced persistent sinus infections and two bouts of pneumonia while using a Philips CPAP machine, poses with the device at his home, Oct. 20, 2022, in Marysville, Ohio. The company responsible for a global recall of sleep apnea machines will be barred from resuming production at U.S. facilities until it meets a number of safety requirements under a long-awaited settlement announced Tuesday, April 9, 2024 by federal officials. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, file)
April 09

One-third of socially vulnerable women missing recommended mammogram, CDC warns

Lack of transportation, social isolation were linked to lower mammography use.
April 09
Radiology center, France, radiologist looks at the results of mammograms.
April 09

Kenyan hospital lays off 100 striking doctors as nationwide strike nears a month

A public hospital in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has laid off 100 doctors who are taking part in a nationwide strike for almost one month
April 09
Doctors and other medical staff take part in a protest, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, March 22, 2024. Hundreds of Kenyan doctors have protested in the streets demanding better pay and working conditions in an ongoing nationwide strike that has entered its second week. The doctors carried placards and chanted against the Kenyan government on Friday, saying it had failed to implement a raft of promises, including a collective bargaining agreement signed in 2017 after a 100-day strike during which people died from lack of care. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
April 09

Medical care and supplies are scarce as gang violence chokes Haiti's capital

Fresh gunfire has erupted in Haiti's capital, forcing aid workers in downtown Port-au-Prince to halt urgently needed care for thousands of people
April 09
People take cover from gunfire during clashes between police and gangs in the Champs de Mars area next to the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
April 09

Arizona can enforce an 1864 law criminalizing nearly all abortions, court says

A near-total ban on abortions is set to take effect in Arizona
April 09
FILE - Arizona Supreme Court Justices from left; William G. Montgomery, John R Lopez IV, Vice Chief Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer, Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel, Clint Bolick and James Beene listen to oral arguments on April 20, 2021, in Phoenix. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, April 9, 2024, that the state can enforce its long-dormant law criminalizing all abortions except when a mother’s life is at stake. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 09

Arizona can enforce 1864 law criminalizing all abortions except those to save mother’s life, state Supreme Court rules

Arizona can enforce 1864 law criminalizing all abortions except those to save mother’s life, state Supreme Court rules
April 09
April 09

NFL and its players' union approve 8 new position-specific helmets for quarterbacks and linemen

Eight new position-specific helmets for quarterbacks and linemen have been approved by the NFL and the NFL Players Association
April 09
April 09

Norfolk Southern agrees to $600M settlement in fiery Ohio derailment. Locals fear it’s not enough

Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in Ohio
April 09
FILE - This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 09

More than 200 women and several men accuse doctor in lawsuit of sexual abuse, unnecessary exams

More than 200 women have accused a Massachusetts doctor in a lawsuit of sexual abusing them by performing unnecessary pelvic and breast exams
April 09
Pedestrians walk past the Shapiro Building at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Jan. 20, 2015, in Boston. More than 200 women have accused Dr. Derrick Todd, a former rheumatologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, of sexual abusing them by performing unnecessary pelvic and breast exams while under his care, which took place over 14 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 08

New WIC rules include more money for fruits and veggies. They also expand food choices

The federal program that helps pay for groceries for millions of low-income mothers, babies and young kids will emphasize more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
April 08
FILE - A woman browses produce for sale at a grocery store, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, in New York. In final rule changes announced Tuesday, April 9, 2024, the federal program that helps millions of low-income mothers, babies and young kids will soon emphasize more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as provide a wider choice of foods from different cultures. (AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie, File)