Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm to inseminate patients to pay $10.7M in tentative settlement
Hundreds of victims of a former Canadian fertility doctor, who allegedly used the wrong sperm and sometimes his own while artificially inseminating patients, will be awarded $10.7 million in a tentative agreement reached this week, according to reports.
Data on pediatric COVID-19 deaths in US remains unclear
Health officials in some areas of the country have sounded the alarm over increasing rates of hospitalizations among pediatric COVID-19 patients, but whether the risk for this population has changed due to emerging variants like delta remains unclear.
CDC 'worrisome' COVID-19 data cited in mask update included breakthrough cases in Massachusetts outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released "some" of the evidence behind a reversal in guidance issued Tuesday advising fully vaccinated populations to wear masks in public indoor areas in places with high and substantial viral spread.
States race to use COVID-19 vaccines before they expire
Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time, part of a nationwide effort to salvage expiring shots to battle the nation's summer surge in infections.
Delta seems more dangerous than other COVID-19 variants, contagious as chicken pox, reports say
An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document obtained by several news outlets warns that the COVID-19 Delta variant could be more likely to produce severe illness and can spread as fast as chickenpox.
Louisiana hospitals prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients
Louisiana has one of the lowest vaccination rates and it's seeing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 cases. Several hospitals in the state have paused non-emergency surgeries to make room for COVID patients. They expect to be full within the week.
Arkansas mother accused of faking adopted son's terminal illness: What is Munchausen by proxy?
An Arkansas woman and her husband have been accused of a rare psychiatric disorder behind the life-threatening abuse and neglect they inflicted on their son, a judge ruled, according to a report.
Lonely older adults more likely to use prescription drugs, study finds
A new study suggests that older adults who are lonely are twice as likely to use opioids for pain and 2 1/2 times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, potentially putting them at risk for drug dependency or other adverse health outcomes.
Mississippi teen who died of COVID-19 had 'common' medical issue, official says
Health officials in Mississippi said a teenager with a “common” underlying health condition died from COVID-19 recently, marking the state’s fourth pediatric fatality related to the virus since the pandemic began.