Norovirus: What You Need to Know

Norovirus: What You Need to Know

Cases of norovirus are climbing in the Northeastern U.S., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Alabama House Votes for Resuming IVF Services in the State

Alabama House Votes for Resuming IVF Services in the State

The Alabama House has voted for a bill that now goes to the state Senate, with the intent to protect medical providers from lawsuits related to IVF fertility services.

President Biden 'Continues to be Fit for Duty,' His Doctor Says

President Biden 'Continues to be Fit for Duty,' His Doctor Says

'President Biden is a healthy, active, robust, 81-year-old male who remains fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency,' Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden's physician, wrote in his report.

Older US Adults Should Get Another COVID-19 Shot, Advisers Say

Older US Adults Should Get Another COVID-19 Shot, Advisers Say

Older U.S. adults should get another COVID-19 shot, even if they received a booster in fall 2023, a government advisory panel said Wednesday.

Florida Lawmaker Pulls Bill on Wrongful Death of Unborn Children After Alabama IVF Ruling

Florida Lawmaker Pulls Bill on Wrongful Death of Unborn Children After Alabama IVF Ruling

A Florida bill to allow people to file wrongful death lawsuits over the death of a fetus is being shelved because of fallout from an Alabama Supreme Court decision.

Alabama Legislature Considering Bills That Might Resume IVF Services in Their State

Alabama Legislature Considering Bills That Might Resume IVF Services in Their State

Lawmakers are researching ways to resume vitro fertilization services in Alabama after such procedures went on hold because of a state Supreme Court ruling.

In Wake of IVF Ruling, Nation’s Top Health Official to Visit Alabama

In Wake of IVF Ruling, Nation’s Top Health Official to Visit Alabama

The Biden administration is sending Xavier Becerra, the nation’s top health official, to Alabama for discussions about a court ruling that upended in vitro fertilization treatment.

Florida Surgeon General Defers to Parents Over CDC During Measles Outbreak

Florida Surgeon General Defers to Parents Over CDC During Measles Outbreak

The Florida measles case has risen to at least eight confirmed cases after an outbreak of the illness at a Broward County elementary school.

US Company Accused of Illegally Hiring Children to Clean Meat Processing Plants

US Company Accused of Illegally Hiring Children to Clean Meat Processing Plants

U.S. authorities have accused a sanitation company of illegally hiring at least two dozen children to clean dangerous meat processing facilities.

More IVF Providers Halt New Treatments After Alabama Court Ruling

More IVF Providers Halt New Treatments After Alabama Court Ruling

Two more in vitro fertilization providers in Alabama paused parts of their treatment Thursday after the state Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are legally considered children.

FDA Warns Against Using Smartwatches and Rings that Measure Blood Sugar Without Needles

FDA Warns Against Using Smartwatches and Rings that Measure Blood Sugar Without Needles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Wednesday over the use of smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar without piercing the skin.

Alabama Hospital Pauses IVF After Court Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children

Alabama Hospital Pauses IVF After Court Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children

A large Alabama hospital has paused in vitro fertilization treatments, as health care providers assess the impact of a state court ruling that frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children.

Jill Biden Announces Funding for Women’s Health Research and Development

Jill Biden Announces Funding for Women’s Health Research and Development

Jill Biden announced $100 million in federal funding Wednesday for research and development into women’s health, as part of a new White House initiative that she is leading.

South Korean Doctors Stage Walkouts to Protest Student Recruiting Boost

South Korean Doctors Stage Walkouts to Protest Student Recruiting Boost

South Korean trainee doctors collectively walked off their jobs Tuesday, protesting a government push to recruit more medical students.

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos are ‘Children’ Under State Law

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos are ‘Children’ Under State Law

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled frozen human embryos that were created as part of fertility treatments can be considered children under state law.