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Two deaths linked to listeria food poisoning from meat sliced at deli counters

Jul. 19, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

At least two people have died and more than two dozen were hospitalized in an outbreak of listeria food poisoning linked to meat sliced at grocery store deli counters, federal health officials said Friday. At least 28 people in a dozen states have gotten sick, though the largest...

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

Jul. 19, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled early Friday morning. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country because of a global technology outage. ...

US health officials say a listeria outbreak linked to deli meat has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen

Jul. 19, 2024 16:47 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — US health officials say a listeria outbreak linked to deli meat has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen.

Two more bird flu cases reported in Colorado, but elsewhere a study finds no asymptomatic infections

Jul. 19, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday announced two more bird flu cases among farmworkers, but they also said a new study in Michigan suggested the virus is not causing silent infections in people. Last month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched...

South Dakota anti-abortion group appeals ruling that dismissed its lawsuit over ballot initiative

Jul. 19, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An anti-abortion group in South Dakota has appealed to the state's Supreme Court after a judge dismissed its lawsuit to take an abortion rights initiative off the November ballot. In a statement, Life Defense Fund Co-Chair Leslee Unruh said the group has asked...

Political divisions stall proposed gun policies in Pennsylvania, where assassin took aim at Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

Months before an armed man took aim at Donald Trump at a presidential campaign rally in rural Pennsylvania, some state lawmakers had proposed to outlaw the type of rifle used in the assassination attempt. The legislation stalled without coming to a vote, but that was no surprise....

Cheng Pei-pei, martial arts actor who starred in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' dies at age 78

Jul. 19, 2024 05:43 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Cheng Pei-pei, a Chinese-born martial arts film actor who starred in Ang Lee’s "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” has died, her family announced Friday. She was 78. Cheng, who had been diagnosed with a rare illness with symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease,...

Alabama birthing units are closing to save money and get funding. Some say babies are at risk

Jul. 19, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

GROVE HILL, Ala. (AP) — One of the last remaining birthing units in southern Alabama will close next month to qualify for federal funding that will save the hospital’s emergency services, but doctors warn the move may cost newborns and pregnant women essential access to obstetric care. ...

Massachusetts Senate approved bill intended to strengthen health care system

Jul. 18, 2024 22:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed in part at addressing some of the issues raised after Steward Health Care said it plans to sell off all its hospitals after announcing in May that it filed for bankruptcy protection. Democratic Sen. Cindy...

Kansas won't force providers to ask patients why they want abortions while a lawsuit proceeds

Jul. 18, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas isn't enforcing a new law requiring abortion providers to ask patients why they want to terminate their pregnancies, as a legal challenge against that rule and other older requirements makes its way through the courts. Attorneys for the state and for...