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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Some Black Parents Say Remote Learning Gives Racism Reprieve

CHICAGO (AP) — Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
President Joe Biden

Biden Budget Seeks More for Schools, Health Care and Housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal ...
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IMF Policy Panel Endorses $650 Billion Increase in Resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday authorized a $650 billion expansion of the ...
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Want to Help Fight for Health Justice? It May be Time to Listen

A pandemic, protests and politics have highlighted the nation's long-standing, deep-seated racial issues and how they ...
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US Allows 2 More Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Home Tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have authorized two more over-the-counter COVID-19 tests that can be ...
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Signs Medical Conscience Objections Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law legislation allowing ...
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Banksy Painting Raises $23 Million for UK Health Charities

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy painting honoring Britain's health workers in the pandemic has sold for ...
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Masks and Gloves Are Saving Lives — and Causing Pollution

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding ...
Spring break tourists

Miami Beach Curfew Aims to Shut Down Spring Break Partying

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A party-ending curfew imposed after fights, gunfire, property destruction and dangerous ...
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Zoos, Scientists Aim to Curb People Giving Virus to Animals

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coughing among the western lowland gorillas at the San Diego Zoo ...
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Study Links Green Communities to Lower Stroke Risk

The greener the neighborhood, the lower the stroke risk, a new study suggests ...
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Dementia May Be a Risk Factor for Infection but Not Death From COVID-19

People who have dementia are at much higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, but no ...
Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

SEATTLE (AP) — When Seattle's largest health care system got a mandate from Washington state to ...
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Calming Us Down or Revving Us Up, Music Can be Good for the Heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached ...
a police officer takes pictures of a burned-out coronavirus testing facility

COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Attacks on Health Workers Globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had ...
Jennifer Simon, an elementary school speech language pathologist

Tensions Over Vaccine Equity Pit Rural Against Urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down ...