GOP, Dems team up to address 'surprise medical bills'
Senior senators from both parties release draft legislation to address 'surprise medical bills' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US sanctions Argentina-based online pharmacy
Trump administration is sanctioning Goldpharma, an Argentina-based online pharmacy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths
The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth
Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rallies for and against abortion fire up around the South
Abortion opponents rally at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory after the governor signed the nation's most stringent abortion ban into law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center
More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance
Two U.S. lawmakers are demanding the World Health Organization drop its guidelines that allow for freer prescribing of opioid painkillers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California
California lawmakers are moving ahead with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike
A strike entering its third week at an Ohio hospital is putting a spotlight on concerns about forcing nurses to repeatedly work mandatory overtime (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Convicted killer of 2 Virginia college students has cancer
A man serving life in prison for separate killings of two Virginia college students has been transferred to a new prison following a cancer diagnosis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care
Two Democratic women running for president have unveiled plans to improve maternal health care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 presidential candidates on the issue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she wants to improve women's access to maternal care and make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin
A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available under the name Insulin Lispro, after the drugmaker promised a more affordable option amid soaring insulin prices. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill
The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation that would put doctors in prison if they don't try to save babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Louisiana: Anti-abortion constitutional language nears OK
Louisiana lawmakers have taken another step in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final passage of a bill that would ask voters to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it offers no protections for the procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says
A federal judge is indicating that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules
Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Correction: WHO Travel story
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Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule
California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions
Two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care providers object to services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Abortion debated inside and outside courtroom
The same day a federal judge heard arguments about a Mississippi abortion law, the state's Republican lieutenant governor pledged to keep fighting abortion if he's elected governor this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans
Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies at the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation to oppose the wave of tough abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be part of the opioid drug crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on a campus of the former psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty
Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Woman who had hot wax dropped in her eye settles for $400K
A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed business for $400,000 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
Cholesterol levels in children and teens improve in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally
California lawmakers are eyeing proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court
A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case
A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a full federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order
A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed an order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21
The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case
An attorney says a nonprofit that manages the U.S. organ transplant system is rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers available for transplants as the issue is tied up in a lawsuit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia
A trial has begun in a lawsuit seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm
A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly
The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Students accused of putting bodily fluids in teachers' food
Authorities are investigating accusations that students at an Ohio middle school put bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump DOJ wants role in lawsuit over pay at 2 NC med schools
A federal lawsuit in North Carolina accusing neighboring research universities of conspiring to depress wages for medical professionals is nearing a settlement, and the Trump Administration wants to enforce the deal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law
A federal judge is scheduled to hear a women's clinic's request to block a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'
Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and business recruitment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well
A 29-year-old woman has given birth to six babies in Poland in what is believed to be the country's first-ever case of sextuplets (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California regulators not taking action against care homes
California regulators aren't taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court
The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel abuses
The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not warranted (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency
The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not warranted (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: UN health agency spent $192 million on 2018 travel; auditors see 'waste' and 'culture of non-compliance'
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news