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Sunday June 20th, 2021 12:00AM
The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million
5:57PM ( 5 hours ago )
The Latest: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000
Brazil says more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic
3:04PM ( 8 hours ago )
The Latest: Daily infections soar in Russia; Moscow hard hit
Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce has reported 17,906 new infection cases, more than double the daily tally from early June
12:09PM ( 11 hours ago )
Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens
Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen
11:28AM ( 12 hours ago )
Partygoers, police injured at curfew-busting rave in France
A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were also injured amid violence as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party in western France
9:46AM ( 14 hours ago )
Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win
The Affordable Care Act is now secure in the framework of the nation’s health care programs, and Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond
8:44AM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Interview: India says it hopes to resume vaccine exports
An Indian health official says his country, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines, wants to resume exports of coronavirus jabs but can’t do so until its domestic needs are met
10:30PM ( 1 day ago )
Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities
Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly
8:06PM ( 1 day ago )
Rabid dog imported into US sparks multi-state investigation
A rabid dog imported into the United States this month has sparked a public health investigation across several states
6:57PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Health Archive
Health and Medicine
N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor
North Carolina's Senate has approved a measure to prohibit doctors from performing abortions if a woman is seeking it because of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome
6:12PM ( 1 week ago )
Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law
A federal appeals court panel has blocked Missouri from enforcing a sweeping state abortion law that bans the procedures at or after eight weeks of pregnancy
1:26PM ( 1 week ago )
Elise Stefanik, No. 3 House GOP member, announces pregnancy
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has announced that she is expecting her first child
12:58PM ( 1 week ago )
AP Health - Women's health Archive
Women's Health
The Latest: Japan eases virus emergency ahead of Olympics
Japan has announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas starting next week, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics
8:27AM ( 2 days ago )
The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules
7:14PM ( 1 week ago )
The Latest: Honolulu eases restrictions as vaccinations rise
Honolulu is loosening some restrictions on social activity now that more than half its population has been vaccinated against COVID-19
5:27PM ( 1 week ago )
AP Health - Children's Health Archive
Children's Health
UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers
Britain’s government says it will require COVID-19 vaccinations for  nursing home workers in England, arguing that the need to protect vulnerable residents outweighed employees' right to choose whether to get the jab
2:54PM ( 3 days ago )
Georgia families hope Alzheimer’s drug helps loved ones
ATLANTA (AP) — Every day Arthena Caston prays for more time.More time to get to know her grandchildren and for them to know their “Iya.”More time to share many Christmases with her f...
12:01AM ( 1 week ago )
Medicare copays for new Alzheimer's drug could reach $11,500
A new report says the $56,000 Alzheimer’s drug approved this week would raise Medicare premiums broadly
8:33PM ( 1 week 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 ( 2 weeks 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 ( 2 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 ( 6 months ago )
AP Health - Men's Health Archive
Men's Health
Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel
The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, has announced a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic
5:56AM ( 4 days ago )