Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people
Thousands of people have gathered in European capitals to protest the measures. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions
State-by-state battles over the future of abortion are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions based on laws in Texas and Mississippi and some Democratic-led states are working to preserve access (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Samoa goes into lockdown after 15 Australians test positive
The prime minister of Samoa has placed the small Pacific nation into a 48-hour lockdown after 15 passengers on a flight from Australia tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Anti-abortion protesters optimistic at March for Life in DC
Speakers at the annual anti-abortion rally in Washington say there's a growing sense of optimism that their long-sought goal of a sweeping rollback of abortion rights in America is finally in reach (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China's success taming virus could make exit strategy harder
The sweeping “zero-tolerance” policies that China has employed to protect its people and economy from COVID-19 may, paradoxically, make it harder for the country to exit the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease
The first commercial airline flights in one month have taken off from Xi’an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arizona sues Biden to keep school anti-mask rules
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is suing the Biden administration over its demand that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools if they don’t have mask requirements or close due to COVID-19 outbreaks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Youngkin: For now, listen to principals on school masks
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin says he's confident his administration will win a court battle over his executive order allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandates for their children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Georgia suing Biden administration over Medicaid rejection
Georgia officials have sued the Biden administration over its decision to revoke approval of the state’s plan to require new Medicaid recipients to meet a work requirement (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latin America, Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge
In Costa Rica, election officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Anti-abortion protesters optimistic at March for Life in DC
The annual anti-abortion rally in the nation’s capital sounded more like a victory celebration Friday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Logistics center will help abortion seekers get to Illinois
With abortion access increasingly restricted across much of the South and Midwest, two Illinois clinics near St. Louis on Friday announced a new logistics center to help abortion seekers get to their clinics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Noem unveils abortion ban, mimics Texas' private enforcement
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has unveiled a proposal to ban most abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poland's ex-president Solidarity leader Walesa has COVID
Poland's former president and former Solidarity pro-democracy movement leader, Lech Walesa, says he has COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate
A U.S. judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden’s requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bulgaria limits classes, events to curb latest virus surge
Health authorities have stepped up anti-infection measures in Bulgaria’s capital and other major cities in response to a surge in coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Italian doctors, dentists not fully vaccinated are suspended
Italy's federation of physicians and dentists says some 1,900 members have been suspended from the national professional group because they haven't complied with a law requiring them to be completely vaccinated, including having a booster shot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Climate, COVID, China: Takeaways from online Davos event
Government and business leaders have urged global cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery at the World Economic Forum’s virtual gathering this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show
Three new U.S. studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have gotten booster shots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Virginia governor seeks dismissal of suit over school masks
Gov. Glenn Youngkin has asked the Supreme Court of Virginia to dismiss a lawsuit challenging his executive order allowing parents to opt out of mandates requiring children to wear masks in school (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Omicron surge is undermining care for other health problems
The omicron surge this winter has swamped U.S. hospitals with record numbers of patients with COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron
Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia have reached an all-time high and authorities are blaming the highly contagious omicron variant, which they expect to soon dominate the country’s outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latin America, Asia, latest to get hit with omicron surge
In Costa Rica, election officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Romania hits pandemic record of nearly 20,000 infections
Romania has hit a new pandemic record of 19,649 COVID-19 infections amid a rapid rise in cases, but hospitalizations and deaths remain significantly lower compared with the previous wave, official data shows (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Australia records deadliest day of pandemic with 80 deaths
Australia has reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with 80 coronavirus fatalities, as an outbreak of the omicron variant continues to take a toll (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poland hits pandemic record of over 36,600 daily infections
Poland's deputy health minister says the nation has hit a COVID-19 pandemic record of 36,665 new infections reported in 24 hours (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nepal imposes tough restrictions as virus cases set record
Nepal’s capital has shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, banned religious festivals and instructed hotel guests to be tested every three days as it battles its biggest COVID-19 outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities
Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant causing cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill
California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, the youngest age of any state, under a state senator's proposal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nation's largest abortion protest could be last under Roe
Abortion opponents are gathering Friday in Washington for the largest anti-abortion rally in the U.S., and they're hoping it's the last one under Roe v (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California's COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal
A federal appeals court has found that two California counties violated the Constitution’s right to bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early treatment could tame peanut allergies in small kids
A new study finds that young children might be able to overcome their peanut allergies if treated early enough (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge to dismiss 11 murder counts against Ohio doctor
A judge has agreed to dismiss 11 of 25 murder counts against an Ohio doctor charged in multiple hospital deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US appeals court: 2 California counties violated Constitution by shutting down gun shops during early days of pandemic
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kentucky congressman against mandates says he has COVID-19
A Kentucky congressman who has been critical of pandemic mask and vaccine mandates says he has COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French premier says vaccine pass to go into effect Monday
French Prime Minister Jean Castex says a new COVID-19 pass will go into effect Monday, severely restricting the public lives of those who refuse to get inoculated by banning them from domestic flights, restaurants, sports events and other venues (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults
Austria’s parliament has voted to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1, the first of its kind in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Police: Man tried to kill 2 North Carolina hospital workers
Authorities say a man choked a hospital worker unconscious and tried to snap another employee’s neck during a rampage inside a North Carolina emergency room earlier this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Police union lawyer: Suspect freed after positive COVID test
The attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association says a domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Austrian parliament approves national COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults effective Feb. 1
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Indonesia wants to use G20 presidency to aid COVID rebound
Indonesia’s leader says the country holding the presidency of the Group of 20 biggest economies wants to strengthen global partnership to aid the economic recovery from COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ontario to lift lockdown on dining rooms and gyms
Canada’s largest province is ending a lockdown of restaurant dining rooms, gyms and cinemas at the end of the month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study: Drug-resistant bacteria kill 1.2 million globally
“Superbugs” have joined the ranks of the world’s leading infectious disease killers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal draws fire with plan for COVID-positive voters
Portugal’s government is under fire over its preparations for people infected with COVID-19 to vote in an upcoming snap election (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aiming to make CDC nimble, agency director has rankled many
The top U.S. public health agency has long been criticized as too slow to collect and act on new information (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thai health ministry proposes easing rules on cannabis use
Thailand, which in 2020 became the first Southeast Asian nation to decriminalize the production and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, is moving to further loosen regulations on the drug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sick bear cub in Poland euthanized as no improvement
Veterinarians in Poland say they have euthanized a brown bear cub after more than a week of treatment failed to ease its serious neurological symptoms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK lawmaker says Johnson critics face government 'blackmail'
A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives has accused the government of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thailand loosens entry restrictions as omicron worries ease
Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus decline (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More than 2 dozen drugmakers to make Merck's COVID-19 pill
A U.N.-backed group says it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Merck’s coronavirus pill to supply 105 developing countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news