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Idaho Supreme Court won't block strict abortion bans

The Idaho Supreme Court says Idaho’s strict abortion bans will be allowed to take effect while legal challenges play out in court
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Congress OKs Dems' climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

Democrats have pushed their landmark climate and health care bill through Congress, handing an election-year victory to President Joe Biden
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Dems push climate, health, tax bill through Congress, a landmark election-year Biden win that once seemed out of reach

Dems push climate, health, tax bill through Congress, a landmark election-year Biden win that once seemed out of reach
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Why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with polio

The CDC says 99% of fully vaccinated children are protected from polio.
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Louisiana Supreme Court rejects appeal in abortion ban case

Louisiana’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban
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August 12

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

This comes weeks after a case of polio was identified in nearby Rockland County.
August 12
August 12

WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

The World Health Organization is holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations
August 12
August 12

EXPLAINER: What to know about polio spreading in New York

The polio virus has been found in New York sewage, but officials are stressing that the highest risk is for people who haven't been vaccinated
August 12
August 12

Polio discovered in New York City wastewater samples

It comes after a case was detected in a county just north of the city.
August 12
August 12

Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated

Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated
August 12
August 12

Germany: EU could OK combined COVID vaccines next month

Germany’s health minister says European Union drug regulators may authorize the use of vaccines that are effective against two variants of the coronavirus
August 12
August 11

New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since COVID hit

New Zealand has welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation’s tourism industry
August 11
August 11

New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since COVID hit

New Zealand has welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation’s tourism industry
August 11
August 11

Protester: San Francisco paramedic sedated her involuntarily

A protester is suing the city of San Francisco claiming that a San Francisco paramedic injected her with a sedative while she was handcuffed after being removed from a Golden State Warriors game for demonstrating in favor of abortion rights
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August 11

Only half of eligible Americans have gotten their first COVID booster

Older Americans are being hospitalized at a higher rate than other age groups.
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August 11

Iowa governor asks court to allow blocked 2018 abortion ban

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has asked the state courts to allow her to implement a 2018 law banning most abortions
August 11
August 11

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID

The nation’s top public health agency is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines and dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person
August 11
August 11

US surpasses 10,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Simone Wildes discusses the importance of vaccines as U.S. monkeypox cases rise.
August 11
August 11

FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy

New U.S. recommendations call for three home tests for people exposed to COVID-19 to improve accuracy
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August 11

J&J COVID vaccine factory forced to trash even more doses

Congressional panel leaders say an additional 135 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory will have to be destroyed due to quality problems
August 11
August 11

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a right to abortion, it sparked legal changes and court challenges in states nationwide
August 11
August 11

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a right to abortion, it sparked legal changes and court challenges in states nationwide
August 11
August 11

CDC no longer requires unvaccinated to quarantine after being exposed to COVID

The CDC also said it is ending test-to-stay in schools.
August 11
August 11

London rolls out polio vaccine boosters to kids as US-linked virus found

The virus has been found in 19 sewage samples across London.
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August 11

EXPLAINER: Online privacy in a post-Roe world

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance
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August 11

Think you have monkeypox? It might be another skin condition

There have been over 10,300 monkeypox cases reported so far in the U.S.
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August 11

17 GOP governors urge Biden to lift vaccine requirement for international travelers

The governors take issue with the requirement that non-U.S. citizens flying into the United States show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before boarding a flight.
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August 11

'Disturbing': Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws

Canada arguably has the world’s most permissive euthanasia rules, but human rights advocates say those regulations devalue the lives of disabled people
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August 11

FDA's move to stretch monkeypox vaccine supplies could work, experts say

The new method will try to stretch one dose into five.
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August 11

Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run

Former Miss America Cara Mund says her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dakota
August 11
August 11

How monkeypox is spread, treated and prevented: Experts

More than 10,000 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the U.S.
August 11
August 11

Mask mandates return in New Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise

The Indian capital has reintroduced public mask mandates as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country
August 11
August 11

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister says he suffered a fever while guiding the country to victory over the coronavirus
August 11
August 10

Judge: Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid crisis

A federal judge has ruled that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law
August 10
August 10

A Harvard doctor on a new study about impact of climate change on infectious diseases

58% of infectious diseases will aggravated by climate change, a new study found.
August 10
August 10

EXPLAINER: Can the spread of monkeypox be stopped?

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox
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August 10

Abortion to remain legal in Wyoming while lawsuit proceeds

A judge is keeping abortion legal in Wyoming amid a lawsuit that contests a ban on the procedure
August 10
August 10

FDA to ‘stretch’ monkeypox vaccine doses

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down federal health officials’ plans to expand the U.S. supply of monkeypox vaccines.
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August 10

Rep. Judy Chu weighs in on Women's Health Protection Act

Democrats have introduced two bills to protect reproductive rights.
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August 10

Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion

A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter have an abortion
August 10
August 10

Hundreds of Americans still dying of COVID each day despite recent declines

On average, nearly 400 American deaths to COVID-19 are reported each day.
August 10
August 10

FDA stretches doses of monkeypox vaccine to increase eligibility

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses the FDA expanding monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses and what that means for Americans.
August 10
August 10

London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to London children age 1 to 9 after finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple regions of the city
August 10
August 10

FDA expands monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses

ABC News medical contributor and emergency physician Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the latest on the monkeypox vaccine shortage in the United States.
August 10
August 10

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable
August 10
August 10

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable
August 10
August 10

Monkeypox patient speaks about battle with disease, wants to raise awareness

Jeffrey Todd is one of about 8,900 Americans to date diagnosed with monkeypox.
August 10
August 09

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

U.S. health officials have authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose
August 09
August 09

Justice Department asks judge to pause Idaho abortion ban

Idaho instituted a near-total abortion ban.
August 09
August 09

Governor will not call special session to discuss abortion ban due to lack of support

An abortion ban didn't have support of enough senators to overcome a filibuster.
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