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Houston hospital says doctor's changes to a database made patients ineligible for liver transplants

Houston hospital says doctor's changes to a database made patients ineligible for liver transplants

HOUSTON — A Houston hospital has halted its liver and kidney transplant programs after it says a doctor manipulated a database for liver transplant patients, making them ineligible to receive a new organ.
Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here's what's happening in other states

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here's what's happening in other states

Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and direct
No link between Ozempic, Wegovy and suicide, EU drug regulators say

No link between Ozempic, Wegovy and suicide, EU drug regulators say

Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions.
Polish lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban

Polish lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted Friday to move forward with proposals to lift a near-total ban on abortion , a divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country, which has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe.
Arizona's abortion ban is likely to cause a scramble for services in states where it's still legal

Arizona's abortion ban is likely to cause a scramble for services in states where it's still legal

Adrienne Mansanares expects a flurry of calls from patients in Arizona starting this week. She's the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which has clinics that provide abortions in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren't insured, survey shows

One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren't insured, survey shows

Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey from KFF showed Friday.
Fiery debate over proposed shield law leads to rare censure in Maine House

Fiery debate over proposed shield law leads to rare censure in Maine House

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fiery debate over a bill to protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from out-of-state lawsuits crossed a line in the Maine House, leading lawmakers to formally censure a pair of colleagues on T
Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to let its blocked abortion law go into effect and uphold it altogether, disputing abortion providers’ claims it infringes on women's rights to exercise bodily autonomy.
Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the abortion ruling from justices he chose goes too far

Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the abortion ruling from justices he chose goes too far

A ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona doesn’t sit well with the Republican former governor whose expansion of the state Supreme Court allowed him to appoint the four conservative justices whose ruling cleared the way for it.
US measles cases are up in 2024. What's driving the increase?

US measles cases are up in 2024. What's driving the increase?

Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts' concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. One of the world's most contagious diseases, measles can lead to potentially serious complications.