rbkomar/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Researchers are one step closer to developing a vaccine for Lyme disease, which affects nearly half a million people each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pfizer, the maker of a COVID-19 vaccine, announced Monday it is starting a phase 3 […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The same month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a couple in Kansas, thousands of miles away from Washington, D.C., faced their own abortion decision. Breanna O’Brien said she was 20 weeks pregnant with her first child in June and in the process of […]

Stuart McCall/Getty Images (PLANO, Texas) — The pregnant Texas woman whose decision to contest a traffic ticket put her in the middle of the abortion debate has given birth. Brandy Bottone of Plano, Texas, announced the birth of her daughter over the weekend. “My second passenger has arrived!” Bottone wrote on Instagram. “We are so […]

Getty Images, FILE (ATLANTA) — Pregnant people in Georgia will now be able to count their fetus as a dependent on their tax return and file for child support, according to state law. The state’s Department of Revenue announced this week it will recognize “any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat” as “eligible for […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — As monkeypox continues to spread across the U.S., the number of children infected with the virus is growing as well. At least five children have tested positive for monkeypox since July, including two each in Indiana and California. The other case was reported in an infant, a non-U.S. resident, who […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — As monkeypox continues to spread across the U.S., the number of children infected with the virus is growing as well. Two children in Indiana recently tested positive for monkeypox, state officials announced late last week. Last month, federal officials confirmed that two other children in the U.S had tested positive […]

Isabel Pavia/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Doctors and other health care providers are being warned to look out for symptoms of a virus that can cause seizures and severe illness in infants. Nearly two dozen infants were admitted to a Tennessee hospital this spring due to parechovirus, a virus that is especially dangerous for babies […]

fstop123/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Indiana, has spoken publicly about the negative repercussions she’s faced for providing abortion care to a 10-year-old girl after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, giving states the power to regulate abortion. “It’s very fulfilling to serve people who need urgent medical help […]

Courtesy Raquel Rodriguez (NEW YORK) — A Minnesota woman is sharing her health battle on TikTok, she says, in order to raise awareness and encourage women to advocate for themselves and their health. Raquel Rodriguez, 25, said doctors first found a cyst on her ovary in 2016 while doing testing to determine why she was […]

Tiara Delvalle (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A 7-year-old California boy is being heralded as a hero for his quick-thinking actions that helped save a toddler at the bottom of a pool. Massiah Browne, of Sacramento, was swimming with relatives at the apartment complex where he lives with his mom and brother when he said he saw […]

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