Health

  • Hospital chain says 'IT security issue' disrupts operations
    CHICAGO -- A major nonprofit health system with 140 hospitals in 21 states, CommonSpirit Health, is reporting an “IT security issue” that has disrupted operations in multiple states.A company spokesperson would not explain the nature of the apparent cyberattack, such as whether the organization's IT network was hit by ransomware.... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-10-05 By Associated Press
  • UnitedHealth closes roughly $8B deal for Change Healthcare
    MINNETONKA, Minn. -- UnitedHealth Group said Monday that it completed its acquisition of Change Healthcare, closing the roughly $8 billion deal a couple weeks after a judge rejected a challenge from federal regulators. UnitedHealth is merging the technology company with its Optum segment. The health care giant said that combination... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-10-03 By The Associated Press
  • Poland adds pregnancy to patients' medical data
    WARSAW, Poland -- A new regulation that came into force in Poland Saturday requiring pregnancy information to be uploaded to the national digital system has raised concerns among women’s organizations that it could be another means for the conservative government to control women’s lives. Women's groups suggest the Health Ministry... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-10-01 By The Associated Press
  • NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law
    WASHINGTON -- When patients with a deadly diagnosis and few treatment options have tried to get unapproved, experimental drugs, they have long faced a dilemma: Who will pay?Responsibility for funding so-called compassionate use has always fallen to drugmakers, though many are unwilling or unable to make their drugs available for... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-10-01 By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer
  • Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US
    NEW YORK -- Some U.S. health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon.The disease’s spread is slowing but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That conclusion was in a recent CDC report, and echoed... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-09-30 By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
  • Abortion info fight targets university but affects far more
    BOISE, Idaho -- A box truck equipped with a bright LED billboard began circling around the University of Idaho campus Friday.“Pregnant? You still have a choice,” read one of the bright blue-and-white messages flashing across the side. “You can still get abortion pills by mail,” read another message. The moving... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-09-30 By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press
  • Michigan man charged in shooting of anti-abortion canvasser
    ODESSA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A Michigan homeowner has been charged with shooting and wounding an 84-year-old woman who was canvassing door-to-door against a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion in the state.Richard Harvey was charged Friday on charges of felonious assault and reckless discharge of a... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-09-30 By The Associated Press
  • US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation's tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages.The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants to the U.S. market will have until October... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-09-30 By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer
  • Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall
    FILE - Medical staff prepare syringes with vaccination against the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease inside Klunkerkranich Restaurant and night club during an ongoing vaccination campaign of the Clubkommission in Berlin, Germany, on Jan. 5, 2022. Germany's health minister warned Friday Sept. 30, 2022 that the country seeing a steady... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-09-30 By The Associated Press
  • Fewer trips for China's Golden Week amid quarantine fears
    BEIJING -- While China's top leaders commemorated revolutionary martyrs Friday, far fewer Chinese are expected to be traveling during the upcoming “Golden Week” National Day holidays amid rigid anti-COVID-19 restrictions and calls from health officials for people to stay put. China’s transport ministry estimates some 210 million trips will be... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-09-30 By The Associated Press