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Thursday December 2nd, 2021 1:39PM
Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention
Health officials say the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been found in a Minnesota man who attended an anime convention in New York City in November
1:21PM ( 10 minutes ago )
Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls
On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion is imperiled as never before
1:21PM ( 10 minutes ago )
New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism
New government autism numbers suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages
1:08PM ( 22 minutes ago )
As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave
While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New England
12:59PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says people who aren’t vaccinated will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues
12:57PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions
Governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines as the coronavirus delta variant of COVID-19 pushes up cases in Europe and fears grow over the omicron variant
12:40PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos
Scientists are using human stem cells to create a structure that mimics a pre-embryo and can serve as a research alternative to a real one
12:24PM ( 1 hour ago )
With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate
After hours of public arguments, the Supreme Court's justices will now embark on a private debate over what to do about possibly drastic abortion limits for pregnant women in the U.S. The justices will talk it over this week and hold a preliminary vote
11:53AM ( 1 hour ago )
What’s the status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the US?
The Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the U.S. is on hold because of legal challenges, but employers can still require the shots
10:12AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Health Archive
Health and Medicine
Justices signal they'll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justices are signaling they will allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy
10:13PM ( 15 hours ago )
$71M fund set up for victims of NY doctor charged with abuse
Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital have announced a settlement with 79 women who say they were sexually abused by former gynecologist Robert Hadden
8:59PM ( 16 hours ago )
Mississippi abortion activists protest as justices weigh ban
Abortion activists are protesting in Mississippi’s capital as the state takes center stage in a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case that could end a nationwide right to abortion
8:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
AP Health - Women's health Archive
Women's Health
Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic
Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot
7:10PM ( 1 day ago )
EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11
The European Union drug regulator has authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old
7:30AM ( 1 week ago )
Israel begins giving COVID shots to children age 5 to 11
Israel has begun administering the coronavirus vaccine to children age 5 to 11
7:44AM ( 1 week ago )
AP Health - Children's Health Archive
Children's Health
South Korea pushes booster shots as COVID-19 spread worsens
South Korea has reported 3,187 new cases of the coronavirus, nearly matching a one-day record set in September, a worrisome development in a country that eased social distancing rules in recent weeks to lessen the pandemic’s economic impact
4:50AM ( 2 weeks ago )
Alzheimer's drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60
Medicare’s “Part B” outpatient premium will jump by $21.60 a month in 2022, one of the largest increases ever
9:43PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits
The government is telling nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff to keep their guard up against outbreaks
6:57PM ( 2 weeks ago )
AP Health - Senior Health Archive
Senior Health
'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 delivers radiation directly to tumor cells
5:30PM ( 5 months ago )
Bulgarian Muslims hold circumcision festival despite virus
On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims from the southwestern corner of Bulgaria have flocked to a sleepy mountain village for a four-day festival of feasting, music and the mass circumcision of young boys
1:16PM ( 7 months ago )
Abdul-Jabbar reveals past prostate cancer diagnosis in essay
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar revealed he had prostate cancer in a magazine article he wrote about health risks faced by Blacks
10:05AM ( 11 months ago )
AP Health - Men's Health Archive
Men's Health
Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic
Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot
7:10PM ( 1 day ago )