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FILE - Shannon Brewer, Jackson Women's Health Organization director, sits in her office at the Jackson, Miss., clinic on May 19, 2021. She believes politicians advocating to end abortion are also trying to eliminate resources for single mothers. As a Black woman and a mother of six, she said she understands the experiences of women seeking abortion. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File, File)

With Abortion in Jeopardy, Minority Women Have Most to Lose

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already ...
Jacky Hunt-Broersma, left, stands next to her husband, Edwin Broersma, as Jacky talks about finishing her 102nd marathon in 102 days, this one at Veterans Oasis Park, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Chandler, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

104 and No More: Amputee Wraps Up Marathon Record Quest

When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says her mantra is, "I can do hard things," she's not ...
FILE - This colorized electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows a human T cell, indicated in blue, under attack by HIV, in yellow, the virus that causes AIDS. In a study released in the journal Nature on Thursday, April 28, 2022, climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070, which is likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans. (Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer, Austin Athman/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH via AP)

Increased Infectious Disease Risk Likely From Climate Change

Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070 — ...
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The Challenges of Studying Marijuana’s Effects on the Heart and Brain

Over the past decade, marijuana use, both recreational and medicinal, has grown as state governments across ...
Dr. Keith Reisinger-Kindle, associate director of the OB-GYN residency program at Wright State University's medical school in Dayton, Ohio, leads a lecture of OB-GYN residents in the Wright State program Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The physician created and implemented abortion coursework for medical students and residents, with support from his university, and offers training at a nearby clinic where he also performs abortions. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Abortion Training Under Threat for Med Students, Residents

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you'll find abortion ...
actress Oprah Winfrey

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to Explore Health Care Inequities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities ...
5 barriers to eating a heart-healthy diet that have nothing to do with willpower

5 Barriers to Eating a Heart-Healthy Diet That Have Nothing to do With Willpower

The major ingredients of a heart- and brain-healthy diet are fairly well-established: fruits and vegetables, whole ...
Sen. Martin Heinrich

VA Proposal to Close Rural Health Clinics Spurs Opposition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released a list of community-based ...
Woman addresses the crowd

In Minneapolis Strike, Teachers Say Kids Aren’t All Right

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers in Minneapolis say they've noticed more kids with anxiety and depression. One ...
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Republican Lawmakers Unveil Medical Marijuana Regulations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans in the Oklahoma House on Monday unveiled a package of new ...
Workers in protective gear bury a coronavirus victim

Death Toll Nears 6 Million as Pandemic Enters Its 3rd Year

BANGKOK (AP) — The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing ...
Kevin Stack with the Berrien County Road Department fills up jugs

EPA Confirms Filters Reduce Lead in Michigan City’s Water

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The filters distributed in Benton Harbor, Michigan during the city's recent lead ...
homeless encampment

Newsom Proposes to Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor proposed a plan Thursday to offer more services to homeless ...
Patients in hospital beds

Hong Kong Reports Record Cases; Movements May be Restricted

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Wednesday said people's movements may be restricted during ...
Whole Women's Health Clinic

EXPLAINER: What Does Texas’ Data on Abortions Say About Law?

DALLAS (AP) — Texas has released data showing a marked drop in abortions at clinics in ...
COVID-19 shots

COVID-19 Shots Unlikely to Prompt Rare Inflammation in Kids

COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to trigger a rare inflammatory condition linked to coronavirus infection in children, ...
Rose Day observance, an anti-abortion event,

Oklahoma Abortion Providers See Huge Influx of Texas Women

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two abortion providers in Oklahoma said Tuesday that they're still seeing a ...
Group of volunteers helping the community

Does Kindness Equal Happiness and Health?

Could kindness be a magic elixir that makes us happier – and healthier? ...
placental cells from a stillbirth with SARS-CoV-2 infection

Coronavirus Can Destroy the Placenta and Lead to Stillbirths

New research suggests the coronavirus can invade and destroy the placenta and lead to stillbirths in ...
opioid painkillers

CDC Proposes Softer Guidance on Opioid Prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday proposed changing — and ...
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Marijuana’s Effects on the Brain Need More Research

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday that a $1 billion infusion from the ...
University of Kansas Hospital

Hospitals Begin to Limp Out of the Latest COVID-19 Surge

As omicron numbers drop at Denver Health, Dr. Anuj Mehta is reminded of the scene in ...
Black Bean and Plantain Rice Bowl

New York City School Lunch Menu Going Vegan on Fridays

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget mystery meat or cheese pizza. Instead, chickpea wraps and veggie tacos ...
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EXPLAINER: COVID Vaccines for Kids Under 5: What’s Next?

Parents who thought their children under 5 would have to wait several more months for COVID-19 ...
This undated photo provided by the family shows Doug Olson, center foreground, of Pleasanton, Calif., on his 75th birthday. In 2010, doctors treated Olson’s leukemia with an experimental gene therapy that transformed his own blood cells into cancer killers. More than a decade later, there's no sign of cancer in his body. (Family Photo via AP)

Cancer Patients Called Cured a Decade After Gene Therapy

In 2010, doctors treated Doug Olson's leukemia with an experimental gene therapy that transformed some of ...
The Mississippi director for Planned Parenthood Southeast, Tyler Harden, tells an audience of reproductive rights supporters that efforts to limit abortion access are "just another form of oppression" for women of color, at a rally in Smith Park Jackson, Miss., on Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Minority Women Most Affected if Abortion is Banned, Limited

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already ...
A young boy walks down a hallway to get tested for COVID-19

Mandate to Vaccinate New Orleans Schoolchildren Kicking In

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As school systems across the U.S. struggle to keep classrooms open amid ...
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EXPLAINER: New Federal Law Targets Medical Bill Surprises

Patients worried about getting hit with an unexpected bill after emergency care gained a layer of ...
The Flint water plant tower

US Pushes for Better Tap Water but Must Win Over Wary Public

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Angela Stamps won't drink water from her faucet, showers less and no ...
FILE - A sign marks an entrance to a Moderna building in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, May 18, 2020. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the pharmaceutical company announced it has begun testing an omicron-specific version of its COVID-19 vaccine in healthy adults, the same week that competitor Pfizer began similar research with its reformulated shots. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Moderna Begins Testing Omicron-Matched COVID Shots in Adults

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Moderna has begun testing an omicron-specific COVID-19 booster in healthy adults ...
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Starbucks Nixes Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan ...
This photo provided by Nancy Sack shows Carter Lange, Kim Gustavson, Jason Lange, Matthew Gustavson and Travis Gustavson. Nancy Sack's grandson, Travis Gustavson, died at age 21 in Mankato after overdosing on what he thought was heroin but was actually laced with fentanyl.(Katie Tettam /Nancy Sack via AP)

US Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a ...
FILE - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a cooler before being thawed at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Pfizer Asks FDA to OK COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Adults

Census taker Linda Rothfield's government-issued iPhone kept directing her back to apartments in San Francisco that ...
changes in cells indicative of adenocarcinoma of the prostate

‘Next Big Wave’: Radiation Drugs Track and Kill Cancer Cells

Doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that ...
child getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Students Line Up for Vaccines Amid Push to Relax Masking

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are stepping up efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccines to newly ...
volunteer escorts an elderly woman

More Support Easing Vaccine Patent Rules, but Hurdles Remain

GENEVA (AP) — Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to expand access to COVID-19 ...
a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19

US Parents Excited Over Prospect of Virus Shots for Children

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with ...
Mother and son on the beach

Some Black Parents Say Remote Learning Gives Racism Reprieve

CHICAGO (AP) — Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped ...
Woman sits alone, working on an art project

Loneliness is Rampant. A Simple Call, or Hug, May be a Cure

CHICAGO (AP) — The stranger's call came when Dianne Green needed it most ...
scans of a child with a brain tumor, before and after a treatment

Unusual Treatment Shows Promise for Kids with Brain Tumors

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science's best tools. Now doctors have ...