Tag: social issues

If Roe Is Overturned, Michigan Has Abortion Ban on the Books

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to let a Texas ban on most abortions remain in force — at least for now...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

My sons are at odds after one abused the other 20 years ago. Should I appoint a third party as executor of my $1 million estate?

Dear Quentin, I’m 75 years old and have $1 million, plus assets, in a trust for my two sons, but I need to do some...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

Cheap Android Tablets Come With a Bloatware Tax

Get acquainted with the “Uninstall” button on your Android device because it’s still very much needed. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo It’s a relatively known...

Salt Substitute Reduces Stroke, CV Events, and Death

Switching from regular salt to a low-sodium salt substitute has major public health benefits, including a reduction in stroke, cardiovascular events, and death, a new...

My husband and I live in his late father’s house. He threatens divorce — and says I’ll end up homeless

Dear Quentin, I have been married to my husband for four years. Unfortunately, five months after our wedding, my father-in-law passed away. We were/are both...

Gestational Diabetes Increasing Among US Women

Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and...

Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Put Off Care for Their Kids in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many families delayed much-needed healthcare for their children out of fears...

Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

Connecticut Chapter of ACC at Center of Twitter Dustup

Tweets from a black female medical student about the perils of being on call after lengthy hospital shifts was met with a stinging rebuke from...

AAP ‘Silencing Debate’ on Gender Dysphoria, Says Doctor Group

The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is at the center of a row with an international group of doctors who question whether hormone treatment is...

Religious Healthcare Practitioners Win Injunction on ACA Rules

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction on behalf of religious health care providers who feared the Biden administration would interpret the Affordable Care...

Suit: Brown failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently...

Judge: Norwegian cruises can require proof of vaccination

MIAMI — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they’re vaccinated against COVID-19, saying...

Potential Military Vaccine Mandate Brings Distrust, Support

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN DIEGO (AP) — Since President Joe Biden asked the Pentagon...

Malaria Transmission in Africa Worsened by Small Dams

A recent study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports suggests that the size of dams in Africa is an important and overlooked factor in malaria transmission....

FDA Approves Anifrolumab (Saphnelo) as New Lupus Treatment

Anifrolumab, an inhibitor of type 1 interferons, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe systemic...

Physicians Wearing White Coats Rated More Experienced

Physicians wearing white coats were rated as significantly more experienced and professional than peers wearing casual attire. Regardless of their attire, however, female physicians were...

Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

DETROIT — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan’s Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO...

Activision Blizzard CEO admits ‘tone deaf’ response to allegations, ahead of employee walkout

Facing an employee revolt ahead of the videogame company’s quarterly earnings report, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick went into damage-control mode Tuesday. Responding...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

Newsom Casts Political Blame in New California Vaccine Push

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Making a fresh push for vaccinations as...

As Overdoses Surge, a Canadian Province Is Giving Out Drugs

VANCOUVER—The Canadian province of British Columbia is responding to a surge in overdose deaths with a novel strategy: It is giving out opioids. The province’s...