Nurses in Oregon Continue Strike Demanding Better Staffing, Higher Pay

Nurses in Oregon Continue Strike Demanding Better Staffing, Higher Pay

More than 3,000 nurses at six Oregon hospitals spent a second day on the picket lines Wednesday.

Tainted Illegal Liquor Kills at Least 34 in India

Tainted Illegal Liquor Kills at Least 34 in India

At least 34 people have died and dozens are hospitalized after drinking tainted liquor in southern India, local media reported.

New York Approves Paid Break For Breastfeeding Moms

New York Approves Paid Break For Breastfeeding Moms

Mothers in New York returning to work after giving birth will get paid break time if they need to pump breast milk, under a law that took effect Wednesday.

Dollar Tree Left Lead-Tainted Applesauce Pouches on Shelves After Recall, FDA Says

Dollar Tree Left Lead-Tainted Applesauce Pouches on Shelves After Recall, FDA Says

Applesauce pouches contaminated with heavy amounts of lead remained on Dollar Tree store shelves for two months after being recalled and linked to hundreds of lead poisonings nationwide, the FDA said.

South Korea Orders Doctors Who Joined Strike to Return to Work

South Korea Orders Doctors Who Joined Strike to Return to Work

South Korea officials issued a return-to-work order for doctors participating in a walkout Tuesday.

Some Lakes and Beaches Go Under Bacteria Alerts – Here’s Why

Some Lakes and Beaches Go Under Bacteria Alerts – Here’s Why

Health experts recommend checking local advisories and signage for any bacteria-related warnings before swimming or playing at outdoor recreational waters. Here's why:

Legal Action Filed Over Alabama’s New Law Protecting IVF Providers

Legal Action Filed Over Alabama’s New Law Protecting IVF Providers

Couples whose lawsuits led an Alabama court to rule that frozen embryos could be considered children asked a judge to negate a state law providing legal immunity to in vitro fertilization providers.

Supreme Court Preserves Access to Widely-Used Abortion Pill

Supreme Court Preserves Access to Widely-Used Abortion Pill

The Supreme Court has preserved access to a medication commonly used in abortions in the U.S. This was the court’s first abortion-related decision since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022.

Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cigarettes

Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cigarettes

Senators on Wednesday blasted top health and law enforcement officials for not doing more to combat the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S.

Biden Administration Moves to Wipe Medical Debt Off Credit Reports

Biden Administration Moves to Wipe Medical Debt Off Credit Reports

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday it will be following through on plans to prevent medical debt from being included on credit scores.

Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Backing From FDA

Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Backing From FDA

An Alzheimer’s drug developed by Eli Lilly received backing Monday from U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Supreme Court Sides With Tribes Over Health Care Billing Issue

Supreme Court Sides With Tribes Over Health Care Billing Issue

The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes in a dispute with the federal government over administrative costs when tribes run health care programs on behalf of their own communities.

Bird Flu Strain Not Previously Known in Humans Linked to Death in Mexico

Bird Flu Strain Not Previously Known in Humans Linked to Death in Mexico

A man’s death in Mexico was caused by a strain of bird flu called H5N2 that was not before found in a human, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

FDA Advisers Consider Updated Formula for Next COVID Vaccines

FDA Advisers Consider Updated Formula for Next COVID Vaccines

An FDA panel has recommended this fall’s COVID-19 vaccines target a version of the coronavirus referred to as JN.1.

Cucumbers Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

Cucumbers Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

Cucumbers contaminated with salmonella bacteria may have sickened and hospitalized dozens of people in at least 25 states, U.S. health officials said.