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Nation's top health official to visit Alabama in wake of IVF ruling

The Biden administration is sending the nation’s top health official to meet with patients and doctors in Alabama on Tuesday to discuss a controversial court ruling that upended in vitro fertilization treatment in the state More »


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Why thousands of junior doctors in South Korea are striking, and what it means for patients

Thousands of junior doctors in South Korea are a week into a labor boycott in protest of the government’s push to recruit more medical students to cope with the country’s fast-aging population More »


Peru has declared a health emergency in most of its provinces as dengue cases soar

Peru has declared a health emergency in most of its provinces due to a growing number of dengue cases that are occurring at a time of higher than usual temperatures caused by the El Nino weather pattern More »


California governor launches ads to fight abortion travel bans

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced an ad campaign urging voters in several Republican-controlled states to speak up against laws designed to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortions More »


West Virginia medical professionals condemn bill that prohibits care to at-risk transgender youth

Hundreds of medical professionals in West Virginia have signed onto a letter condemning a bill advancing in the state House of Delegates that would bar transgender youth at risk for suicide from accessing medical interventions like hormone therapy More »


Emhoff to announce $1.7B in pledges to help US President Biden meet goal of ending hunger by 2030

Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, is announcing $1.7 billion in commitments from more than 140 health systems, insurers and others to help President Joe Biden meet his goal of ending hunger by 2030 More »


Seoul gives young doctors 4 days to end walkouts, threatening suspended licenses and prosecutions

The South Korean government is giving young doctors on strike four days to return to work More »


Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix

Alabama lawmakers have begun scrambling for ways to protect in vitro fertilization services after a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could be considered children under state law More »


Pope Francis cancels a meeting with Rome deacons because of mild flu, the Vatican says

The Vatican says that Pope Francis has canceled an audience as a precaution after coming down with mild flu More »


Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses

A recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. Lawmakers in at least six states have proposals to allow women to seek child support back to conception More »


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