Doctors struggle with exceptions to abortion bans

(NewsNation) — As states pass abortion bans, women with pregnancy complications are finding themselves in life-threatening situations with uncertain guidance. A growing number of physicians and families tell similar stories as a post-Roe fear comes to pass: Pregnant women with dangerous medical conditions are showing up in hospitals and doctors’ offices only to be denied the abortions … Read more

‘Kind of scary’: Amoxicillin shortage has some parents panicking

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — When Erica Porell’s daughter came down with a 102-degree fever last week, she immediately brought her to their family pediatrician. “The fever wasn’t going away, because she had a double ear infection,” Porell explained. Porell, from South Kingston, Rhode Island, was expecting her daughter to be prescribed amoxicillin, an antibiotic … Read more

E-cigarettes, marijuana can impact the heart like traditional cigarettes, new study finds

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A new study from University of California San Francisco researchers found evidence that e-cigarettes and marijuana have harmful effects on the heart that are similar to negative effects from traditional tobacco cigarettes. Nicotine vapes and cannabis products have become popular in recent years because the public perceives them as being less … Read more

National Park Service says, don’t lick the poison toad

(WEHT) – The National Park Service this week posted “ribbiting” content on social media about the dangers of licking toads. Calling it “toad-ally terrifying,” officials said the Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo alvarius), one of the largest toads in North America, secretes a potent toxin that experts say can make people sick if they handle the … Read more

FDA RECALL: Lettuce could contain salmonella

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) – Kalera Public Limited Company is recalling over 600 cases of lettuce due to concerns that the product could be contaminated with salmonella. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 633 cases of Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole-head variety lettuces are included in the voluntary recall. Affected lot codes include 001293 … Read more

Edible cookie dough recalled over possible ‘plastic film’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) — A “limited quantity” of Nestle Toll House Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is being voluntarily recalled over the possibility of soft plastic film, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). On Thursday, health officials said that the voluntary recall is isolated to three batches of Edible Cookie Dough tubs … Read more

The main COVID symptoms have changed, research shows

(NEXSTAR) — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients have reported dozens of different symptoms, ranging from cold and flu-like symptoms to more unique ones, including “COVID tongue.” But like all viruses, the primary symptoms associated with COVID have changed and can vary based on your vaccination status, according to a new list released … Read more

Children’s hospitals, overflowing with respiratory patients, consider calling National Guard

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Some children’s hospitals around the country are being overwhelmed with patients suffering from respiratory illnesses. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in particular is on the rise, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases have spiked, especially in the Northeast and South. For the last few … Read more

Biden said pandemic is over. What relief is still available?

(NewsNation) — President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired Sunday that the “pandemic is over,” but neither COVID-19 cases nor pandemic-related relief efforts have entirely disappeared. Biden made the remarks during an interview on “60 Minutes,” but as of Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still classified the COVID-19 outbreak as … Read more