December 20, 2019
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who are among the candidates competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, this week released their respective health reform plans.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
December 11, 2019
Women who use permanent hair dye or chemically straighten their hair might be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Cancer—but cancer researchers are cautioning that the findings do not show causation and should be viewed in the appropriate context.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging a Kentucky law that requires physicians to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking abortion care, meaning a lower court's ruling upholding the law remains in place.
November 18, 2019
As demand for in vitro fertilization has grown, fertility clinics have developed supplementary procedures, or "add-ons," that are purported to increase the odds of success—but there is little evidence these add-ons actually work.
November 8, 2019
The United States has seen decreases in life expectancy and increases in obesity and drug overdose rates, as well as steadily increasing overall health care costs, according to a recent report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics that spotlights the state of health in the country.
Two federal judges this week struck down the Trump administration's so-called "conscience protection" rule, which was intended to enforce protections for health care professionals who have moral or religious objections to providing certain medical care, including abortion care and medically assisted death.
October 30, 2019
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked an Alabama law that would make it a felony for doctors to provide abortion care under almost any circumstances.
October 29, 2019
Period-tracking apps like Flo and Clue are releasing assessments that help determine users' risk of hormonal disorders—but experts say the assessments often are inaccurate and might cause unnecessary worry.
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