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Lawsuit over eggs tests China's policies on unmarried women

Sep. 17, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health. Teresa Xu has...

Board revokes license of doctor who bucked COVID guidelines

Sep. 17, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Medical Board has revoked the license of a doctor west of Salem for refusing to follow COVID-19 guidelines in his office, spreading misinformation about masks and over-prescribing opioids. According to medical board documents, the board...

Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases. A Kaiser Health News review of hundreds...

Analysis: Ida prompts new look at nursing home storm plans

Sep. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Among the many tragic stories in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida are the deaths of seven Louisiana nursing home residents who were evacuated to a warehouse where health inspectors say conditions quickly became unsafe once the storm struck. The...

The Latest: Alaska Gov: Biden’s vaccine order 'un-American'

Sep. 10, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said President Joe Biden’s effort to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is “ill conceived, divisive, and un-American.” “At a time in which we are called to work together, forced medical...

Board: Docs can lose license spreading faux vaccine info

Sep. 10, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Physicians who spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine could now have their license to practice medicine suspended or completely revoked, according to a new policy adopted by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure. The policy,...

Appeals court restores several Indiana abortion restrictions

Sep. 09, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s ban on telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking abortions and several other abortion restrictions are back in force after a federal appeals court set aside a judge’s ruling that they were unconstitutional. The 7th...

Kansas plan for extra nurses' pay stalls over GOP concerns

Sep. 08, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A plan in Kansas to allocate up to $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to retention incentives for nurses and frontline workers has stalled because of top Republican legislators' concerns about which hospitals would receive the money and how the funds would be...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 08, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. September 2, 2021. Editorial: Florida should brace for a Texas-style attack on women’s reproductive rights ‘The misogyny rippling through this law is staggering.’ At midnight Sept. 1, the constitutional...

Anti-abortion groups get do-over on Louisville buffer law

Sep. 08, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anti-abortion groups challenging a new Louisville law that creates a buffer zone in front of a downtown clinic will be given a second chance to make their case to a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings declined to dismiss the...