US Company Accused of Illegally Hiring Children to Clean Meat Processing Plants

US Company Accused of Illegally Hiring Children to Clean Meat Processing Plants

U.S. authorities have accused a sanitation company of illegally hiring at least two dozen children to clean dangerous meat processing facilities.

More IVF Providers Halt New Treatments After Alabama Court Ruling

More IVF Providers Halt New Treatments After Alabama Court Ruling

Two more in vitro fertilization providers in Alabama paused parts of their treatment Thursday after the state Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are legally considered children.

FDA Warns Against Using Smartwatches and Rings that Measure Blood Sugar Without Needles

FDA Warns Against Using Smartwatches and Rings that Measure Blood Sugar Without Needles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Wednesday over the use of smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar without piercing the skin.

Alabama Hospital Pauses IVF After Court Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children

Alabama Hospital Pauses IVF After Court Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children

A large Alabama hospital has paused in vitro fertilization treatments, as health care providers assess the impact of a state court ruling that frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children.

Jill Biden Announces Funding for Women’s Health Research and Development

Jill Biden Announces Funding for Women’s Health Research and Development

Jill Biden announced $100 million in federal funding Wednesday for research and development into women’s health, as part of a new White House initiative that she is leading.

South Korean Doctors Stage Walkouts to Protest Student Recruiting Boost

South Korean Doctors Stage Walkouts to Protest Student Recruiting Boost

South Korean trainee doctors collectively walked off their jobs Tuesday, protesting a government push to recruit more medical students.

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos are ‘Children’ Under State Law

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos are ‘Children’ Under State Law

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled frozen human embryos that were created as part of fertility treatments can be considered children under state law.

FDA Expands Use of Asthma Drug Xolair to Treat Severe Food Allergies

FDA Expands Use of Asthma Drug Xolair to Treat Severe Food Allergies

Xolair, medication used to treat asthma, now may be used to reduce severe reaction in people who have a food allergy, U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

Oregon Resident Caught Bubonic Plague from Pet Cat, Officials Say

Oregon Resident Caught Bubonic Plague from Pet Cat, Officials Say

Deschutes County health officials said Wednesday the case was identified and treated in its early stages and posed little risk to the community.

King Charles III Returns to London for Continued Medical Treatment

King Charles III Returns to London for Continued Medical Treatment

King Charles III returned to London Tuesday, after a stay at his country estate, for what is expected to be further medical treatment related to his cancer diagnosis.

Smoking in Cars With Children Aboard Could Be Banned In West Virginia

Smoking in Cars With Children Aboard Could Be Banned In West Virginia

Smoking in cars with children aboard is banned in 11 states, and lawmakers are pushing to join them in West Virginia.

England’s ‘Junior Doctors’ Plan Another Strike Over Pay Dispute

England’s ‘Junior Doctors’ Plan Another Strike Over Pay Dispute

Thousands of doctors in England are planning to strike for another five days as a pay dispute with the British government remains in stalemate.

CDC Expands List of Foods Potentially Affected by Listeria Outbreak

CDC Expands List of Foods Potentially Affected by Listeria Outbreak

More products are being recalled in the wake of a deadly outbreak of listeria food poisoning, including popular snack foods that may be part of Super Bowl Sunday party menus.

Minnesota Settles with Eli Lilly, Setting Insulin at $35

Minnesota Settles with Eli Lilly, Setting Insulin at $35

Minnesota has reached a settlement with Eli Lilly and Co. in a price gouging lawsuit against the country’s three biggest insulin manufacturers.

DEA Reverses Decision That Stripped Drug Distributor of Licenses For Fueling Opioid Crisis

DEA Reverses Decision That Stripped Drug Distributor of Licenses For Fueling Opioid Crisis

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is allowing  Morris & Dickson Co. to stay in business.