AP – A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider whether Missouri can implement a sweeping law aimed at limiting abortions.
The law adopted in 2019 would ban abortions at or around the eighth week of pregnancy. It also would prohibit abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis isn't expected to rule for several weeks. In June, a three-judge 8th Circuit panel upheld an injunction from...
(CNN) Natalie Rise was a registered nurse in Idaho who loved her job as a home health care worker before she decided to stay at home with her special-needs twins, according to her brother, Daryl Rise.
But her science-based training to become an RN was apparently no match for the disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines being shared across social media, according to her brother.
Rise refused to be vaccinated, even as the virus surged in her city,...
THE NEW YORK TIMES – New information emerged on Saturday about a brawl outside a popular Italian restaurant in Manhattan that raises questions about initial accounts of the altercation.
Police said they arrested three women from Texas after they attacked a hostess who had asked them to provide proof of their vaccination status.
In a statement on Thursday, the police said that they had responded to an assault in front of Carmine’s on the Upper West...
KAISER HEALTH NEWS – The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me — all the symptoms were there.
A few days earlier, fatigue had enveloped me like a weighted blanket. I chalked it up to my weekend of travel. Next, a headache clamped down on the back of my skull. Then my eyeballs started to ache. And soon enough, everything tasted like nothing.
As a reporter who’s covered the coronavirus...
SHOTS HEALTH NEWS – Through July and August, Julie Smith watched her husband Jeffrey get worse and worse from COVID-19. In early July, the healthy, 51-year-old outdoorsman had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Within a week, he was admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital near their home, in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The hospital treated him with antiviral drugs, convalescent plasma and steroids, but he continued to decline. Weeks later he...
A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court's recent inaction on Texas' extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue.
THE HILL – New mandates could force millions of Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine.
But exemptions may be available for those who have a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from getting vaccinated.
In our world of bureaucrats gone wild, what counts as a “sincerely held religious belief” is anything but simple.
A recent case, unrelated to the pandemic, illustrates the point. When an Amish community in Minnesota sought...
BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW – Some Kentucky health systems have fired employees who did not comply with their workplace's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
By the end of the day Sept. 15, the requirement deadline, Morehead-based St. Claire HealthCare had fired 23 employees for noncompliance, hospital spokesperson Amy Riddle confirmed to Becker's.
St. Claire announced its vaccine policy on Aug. 4. At that time, more than 70 percent of the health system's workforce was...
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Drew’s Organics LLC of Chester, VT, is recalling one lot code of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing because of a processing issue that could allow for microbial growth.
The recall was initiated after Drew’s Organics observed a color difference in the Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing after manufacturing. Investigation revealed out-of-specification pH with the potential for microbial growth, including Clostridium botulinum.
There is concern that consumers may have the...
"By the end of March, the scientists at [the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] were experimenting with monkeys and reviewing early data from humans showing that booster shots provided a rapid increase in protective antibodies — even against dangerous variants."
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