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Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants after learning a doctor manipulated records

Patients were not able to receive organ donations because the altered records "effectively inactivated the candidates on the liver transplant waiting list," Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center said in a statement.
A human organ transplant box in a hospital
A human organ transplant box in a hospital

Chlamydia vaccine shows promise in early trial

Rates of STIs are surging in the United States. In 2022, there were nearly 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, which can lead to infertility in women.
Gloved hand holds a syringe and a  vial
Gloved hand holds a syringe and a  vial

Arizona's 1864 abortion ban was mostly a result of power struggles, historians say

At the time, male physicians sought to dominate health care over midwives, and anti-abortion advocates felt threatened by immigrants, historians said.
A man enters the Arizona Supreme Court building, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Phoenix.
A man enters the Arizona Supreme Court building, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Phoenix.

CDC expected to alert doctors about fake Botox

At least five states are reporting illnesses from counterfeit Botox injections. Some patients have been hospitalized.
Gloved Hand holding a Syringe
Gloved Hand holding a Syringe

FDA head calls on Congress to pass mandatory testing for lead in food

Last fall, lead-contaminated cinnamon applesauce pouches, imported from Ecuador, sickened hundreds of children. Food manufacturers aren't required to test for lead.
Weis, WanaBana and Schnucks apple sauce pouches.
Weis, WanaBana and Schnucks apple sauce pouches.

Covid vaccines not linked to sudden death in young people, CDC report finds

The new report debunks widespread misinformation that the mRNA shots were connected to sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
A nurse prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine
A nurse prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine

Measles elimination in the U.S. is under 'renewed threat,' CDC warns

Around 30% of all measles cases in the last four years were recorded from January to March, a CDC report found.
Measles on a young adult.
Measles on a young adult.

A rare fungal infection was found in two cats in Kansas. The vet tech also got sick.

The CDC is keeping an eye on the spread of a similar fungal infection in South America that's far more contagious.
A cat with a skinned nose sits at the entrance to the apartment.
A cat with a skinned nose sits at the entrance to the apartment.

Chaos and confusion ensue at abortion clinics after Arizona court rules 1864 ban is enforceable

Health care providers in Arizona said they spent much of Tuesday answering questions from patients and trying to assuage fears that abortion appointments would be canceled.
Demonstrators in Phoenix.
Demonstrators in Phoenix.

EPA imposes first national limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

PFAS are a class of chemicals that can linger almost permanently in air, water and soil. Research suggests they are associated with a variety of health issues, including cancer.
Woman pouring herself a glass of tap water from the kitchen sink
Woman pouring herself a glass of tap water from the kitchen sink

Acetaminophen during pregnancy not associated with ADHD or autism risk

A new report analyzed data from more than 2 million Swedish children.
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Pregnant woman taking pill at home

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