Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students
Florida’s new surgeon general has signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Australian state has pandemic high in new cases
The Australian state of Victoria is reporting its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as an outbreak in the city of Melbourne continues to grow (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk
The U.S. has moved a step closer to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to seniors and others at high risk from the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa
Scientists have found evidence of a drug-resistant form of malaria in Africa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US booster campaign gets closer as FDA OKs extra shots of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for seniors, others at high risk
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Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California governor signs privacy laws for abortion patients
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed two laws aimed at protecting the privacy of abortion providers and their patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

3 charged in death of 86-year-old woman left outside in heat
Colorado officials say three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who was allegedly left outside in sweltering weather (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Florida bill replicates Texas' sweeping abortion ban
Florida will consider an abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas that would ban most abortions in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mother, daughter accused of 'outlaw' buttocks augmentations
Authorities say a mother and daughter have been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of performing “outlaw” buttocks augmentation procedures on women, including one who died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff
Schools have welcomed students back to classrooms but face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules
Travelers and authorities from India and many African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain’s new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots
President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High school goes remote again, blames student misbehavior
A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the pandemic hit has sent students home temporarily for remote learning and is blaming problems with misbehavior (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

3 charged in death of elderly woman left outside in heat
Colorado officials say three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who was allegedly left outside in sweltering weather (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed home a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and following intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German official slams online 'incitement' after mask killing
Germany’s health minister has partly blamed “incitement” against the government’s pandemic rules on social media for the killing of a gas station clerk by a man who refused to wear a face mask (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Biden: US doubling shots to share with world
President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID vaccine
Influential government advisers are beginning to debate just which Americans should get an extra dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine — even though regulators haven't yet cleared the extra shots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality
The World Health Organization is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Revising guidelines, UN agency warns air pollution has health risks at far lower levels than previously thought
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Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'The future is raising its voice': A dire mood at UN meeting
Racism, climate change and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the U_N_ meeting of world leaders, a day after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world was "on the edge of an abyss.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US doubling order for global COVID-19 vaccines to 1 billion doses, Biden to urge 70% world vaccination rate within year
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Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet
Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the U_N_ meeting of world leaders, a day after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a grim warning that “we are on the edge of an abyss.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate
California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations decline following a summer surge (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Idaho's COVID outlook is dire as cases continue to climb
Health care workers are exhausted and angry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry
Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Behind barricades, Vietnam battles 'enemy' virus
The roadblocks and barricades make the streets of this southern Vietnamese city look like they did during the war that ended almost 50 years ago. But this time, the battle is being fought against the rampaging coronavirus. In Vung Tau, just outside Ho Chi Minh city, streets are sealed and checkpoints are set up to control the movement of people. Barbed wire, door panels, steel sheets, chairs and tables are among materials being used to fence up alleys and isolate neighborhoods. A coastal city with half a million people, Vung Tau was untouched by COVID-19 for most of the pandemic. Life was lived much as normal until the f...
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experts eye more travel testing to contain COVID in Hawaii
Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Hawaii hospitals hoping for more COVID-19 drugs
Hawaii health care providers are receiving half the number of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 that they requested amid a shortage of the drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

San Francisco mandates vaccines for all airport workers
San Francisco is requiring all workers at San Francisco International Airport to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctor cleared of COVID-19 vaccine theft sues Harris County
A doctor who was fired after Harris County public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends is suing the county for discrimination (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German officials fear anti-mask radicalization after killing
Senior politicians in Germany have expressed shock over the weekend killing of a young gas station clerk who asked a customer to wear a face mask (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data
Medicare says families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Report: Births decline in pandemic may have turned corner
While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil's Bolsonaro rebuffs criticism on pandemic, Amazon
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro issued a defense of his administration at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, rebuffing criticism of its handling of the pandemic and touting recent data indicating less Amazon deforestation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Bangkok to give vaccines to ages 12 to 18
Health officials in Bangkok are giving shots of the Pfizer vaccine in school to students ages 12 to 18 with underlying diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India calls new UK COVID-19 vaccine rules 'discriminatory'
India says the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities is a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to that country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thai campaign to vaccinate schoolchildren makes progress
Health officials in the Thai capital have made headway in their effort to vaccinate children against the coronavirus, giving shots of the Pfizer vaccine to students aged 12 to 18 with underlying diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Federal appeals court to hear Missouri abortion law case
A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider whether Missouri can implement a sweeping law aimed at limiting abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics
China's “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept the country where the virus first was detected in late 2019 largely free of the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America
In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate
Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Texas doctor who defied state's new abortion ban is sued
San Antonio doctor said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Texas doctor sued days after saying he performed an abortion in defiance of the state's new ban
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden launches plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat
The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu did -- 675,000, by Johns Hopkins' count
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US unveils plan to address 'silent killer' extreme heat
The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: NYC to conduct weekly COVID-19 tests in schools
New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news