AMA opposes proposed cuts, gag orders for reproductive health

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) strongly objects to the Trump administration's plan to withhold federal family planning funding from Planned Parenthood and other entities, according to a statement released ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown (Update)

Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus, but numerous sticking points ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC may lift Zika travel advisory for Miami neighborhood

(HealthDay)—America's top public health agency could lift its Zika virus travel advisory for the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami as early as Monday, officials said Thursday afternoon.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika money 'essentially all spent': US doctors

Money to fight the spread of Zika virus in the United States is "essentially all spent," top US doctors said Tuesday, urging Congress to come to agreement on new funding measures.


US regulators ease label requirements on abortion pill

US regulators Wednesday eased labeling requirements on a medication that induces abortion, a move that women's health advocates said should improve access to abortion, particularly in certain embattled states.

Medical research

Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research

The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek ...

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