17 new cases reported in China's viral pneumonia outbreak
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt
Thousands of St. Louis-area families have been freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that's increasingly popular among churches and other groups — eliminating medical debt (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth
Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak
Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary measures (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules
The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness
U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate
Kansas lawmakers expect this year to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Governor stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans
An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans has  met a quick end in Utah (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak
Chinese health authorities say a second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus
Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses that officials say are consistent with norovirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation
An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ex-Texas nurse pleads guilty in 1981 death of 11-month-old
A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children has pleaded guilty in the 1981 death of an 11-month-old (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans
An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans has  met a quick end in Utah (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German researchers develop 1st test for new virus from China
German researchers said Thursday they have developed the first diagnostic test for a new virus that has emerged in central China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German parliament votes against new system for organ donors
German lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made most people potential organ donors unless they objected (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China
Japan's government says a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aviation experts puzzled after airliner dumps fuel over city
Some aviation experts say they're puzzled by an airliner crew's decision to dump fuel at low altitude during an emergency landing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

On the Money: Confronting fresh health insurance deductibles
The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance, but there are places to find help (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans
Chinese officials say they have not ruled out the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission of a new virus discovered in the central city of Wuhan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arizona bill banning sex ed before 7th grade going nowhere
A conservative Arizona Republican senator who was pushing a contentious proposal barring any sexual education instruction for students before the 7th grade is conceding that her proposal stands no chance of advancing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jet dumps fuel that lands on schoolkids near Los Angeles
A mist of jet fuel dumped by an airliner making an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport has fallen on several schools (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition
Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame
This week marks a year since an Ohio hospital system announced a doctor ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Irish prime minister seeks new mandate in February election
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has sought a fresh mandate to govern Ireland (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids
California lawmakers have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he is suing three distributors of opioids (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vote on NJ bill to bar certain vaccine exemptions stalled
Top New Jersey lawmakers say a bill to end most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren failed to get enough support and was not formally given a vote (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ex-pharma exec sentenced to nearly 3 years in bribery scheme
A former executive for a drug company has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vote on NJ bill to bar certain vaccine exemptions uncertain
A lawmaker says the prospects of a vote on legislation to eliminate most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren in New Jersey looks uncertain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California weighs unique intersex surgery ban for some kids
California could become the first state to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trial opens in suit over Border Patrol detention conditions
The trial in a lawsuit alleging unsafe and inhuman detention conditions in several of the Border Patrol’s Arizona stations has begun in Tucson (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China
Health officials say a Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry
Hemp was ushered in as a federally legal agricultural crop under the groundbreaking 2018 Farm Bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case
The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are being sentenced in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China reports 1st death from new type of coronavirus
Health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan are reporting the first death from a new type of coronavirus that has stirred fears of an outbreak similar to that of the deadly SARS virus more than a decade ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries
Increasingly intense wildfires that have scorched forests from California to  (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally
California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to provide $20,000 stipends for teachers at a high needs schools and extend health care to older low-income immigrants in the country illegally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker
The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit
Attorneys representing guardians of children born dependent on opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland to include them as a group in a class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs
California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health care group pays $2.17M after releasing patients' info
A health care group based in Virginia has agreed to a settlement of almost $2.2 million after hundreds of patients' health information was wrongfully released (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby
A Pennsylvania woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb says the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Explains: The virus behind China's pneumonia outbreak
Scientists have a preliminary suspect in a mysterious viral pneumonia infecting people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan: coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries
Increasingly intense wildfires that have scorched forests from California to Australia are stoking worry about long-term health impacts from smoke exposure in affected cities and towns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV say a preliminary investigation has identified a previously unknown viral pneumonia as a new type of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Obamacare' mandate: hot for lawyers, ho-hum to consumers
The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on “Obamacare” sign-ups or premiums. It's a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the 10-year-old Affordable Care Act (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Program meant to curb repeat hospital stays fails big test
Researchers are reporting disappointing results from a promising program in Camden, New Jersey, to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chinese state media says cases of a previously unidentified viral pneumonia are caused by a new type of coronavirus
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news