• Abortion, spending likely battles in new Nebraska session
    The Nebraska Legislature began its new session Wednesday with several new members, a new incoming governor and nearly $1 billion in cash. But it faces some of the same perpetual issues over the next five months, including a likely fight over proposed abortion restrictions and what to do with that... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-04 By MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press
  • WHO worried about surge of COVID in China amid lack of info
    GENEVA -- The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday the agency is “concerned about the risk to life in China” amid the coronavirus’ explosive spread across the country and the lack of outbreak data from the Chinese government.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the agency recently met with... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-04 By The Associated Press
  • Beijing threatens response to 'unacceptable' virus measures
    BEIJING -- The Chinese government sharply criticized COVID-19 testing requirements imposed on visitors from China and threatened countermeasures against countries involved, which include the U.S. and several European nations.“We believe that the entry restrictions adopted by some countries targeting China lack scientific basis, and some excessive practices are even more... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-03 By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press
  • FDA finalizes rule expanding availability of abortion pills
    WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday finalized a rule change that broadens availability of abortion pills to many more pharmacies, including large chains and mail-order companies.The Biden administration partially implemented the change last year, announcing it would no longer enforce a long-standing requirement that women pick up... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-03 By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer
  • German doctor jailed for illegally issuing mask exemptions
    BERLIN -- A German doctor was sentenced late Monday to two years and nine months in prison for illegally issuing more than 4,000 people with exemptions from wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic.A regional court in the southwestern town of Weinheim confirmed Tuesday that the doctor was convicted of “issuing... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-03 By The Associated Press
  • EU offers help, prepares to counter China's COVID crisis
    BRUSSELS -- The European Union said Tuesday it has offered China help to deal with its COVID-19 crisis, including the donation of vaccines, as the bloc seeks to coordinate how authorities should check incoming passengers from China for any new variants.Several member nations announced individual efforts over the past week.... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-03 By RAF CASERT Associated Press
  • Macao eases COVID rules, but tourism, casinos yet to rebound
    MACAO -- Only a few tourists crisscrossed the wavy black and white paving of Macao's historic Senado Square on a recent weekday and many of the shops were shuttered. The gaming hub on China’s south coast near Hong Kong has endured some of the world’s strictest anti-virus controls for nearly... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2023-01-01 By KANIS LEUNG Associated Press
  • Migrant shelters try to help traumatized assault survivors
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Since he began volunteering two months ago for weekend shifts at a clinic in one of this border city's largest shelters, Dr. Brian Elmore has treated about 100 migrants for respiratory viruses and a handful of more serious emergencies.But it’s a problem he hasn’t yet managed... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-31 By GIOVANNA DELL’ORTO Associated Press
  • Alfalfa sprout recall tied to salmonella outbreak expanded
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska company on Friday expanded a recall of alfalfa sprouts after more than a dozen cases of salmonella were linked to the food.SunSprouts Enterprises doubled its recall that was first announced Thursday, Nebraska health officials said. The 1,406 pounds (638 kilograms) of raw sprouts were distributed... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-30 By The Associated Press
  • Feds sue drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen over opioid sales
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. Justice Department claimed in a lawsuit filed Thursday that a major drug wholesaler contributed to the deadly toll from opioids by turning a blind eye to warning signs about suspicious sales to its pharmacy customers.The 87-page civil enforcement action accuses AmerisourceBergen Corp. and two subsidiaries... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2022-12-29 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press