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Three Alabama clinics pauses IVF services after court rules that embryos are children

A decision by the Alabama Supreme Court has left providers and patients unsure of whether parts of the in vitro fertilization process put them at legal risk.
A technician prepare the fertilization of an egg cell under an electron microscope.
A technician prepare the fertilization of an egg cell under an electron microscope.

Wendy Williams' aphasia diagnosis puts a spotlight on the neurological condition

The former talk show host was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia last year, her team announced.
Wendy Williams smiling
Wendy Williams smiling

Biden blasts Alabama Supreme Court's IVF ruling as Harris, campaign blame Trump

President Joe Biden called the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling “a direct result of the overturning of Roe v. Wade."
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden
2d ago

Wendy Williams diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia and aphasia

The former talk show host was diagnosed last year after undergoing several medical tests. Actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with identical ailments in 2022.
Wendy Williams during an interview
Wendy Williams during an interview
3d ago

Alabama lawmakers advance bill that would define male and female based on sperm and ova

Opponents said the legislation is part of ongoing attacks on the rights of transgender people to simply go about their daily lives.
A person holds up a sign reading, "Trans People Belong in Alabama," during a rally outside the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, 2023.
A person holds up a sign reading, "Trans People Belong in Alabama," during a rally outside the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, 2023.

More teens are turning to weight loss drugs, though some experts push back

The rise in prescriptions follows the approval of Wegovy for kids as young as 12 and updated recommendations for treating childhood obesity from a major medical organization.
Demi Buckley with her Deana.
Demi Buckley with her Deana.

How the 2024 presidential election may threaten health coverage for millions

Obamacare sign-ups are surging. Experts warn it may not last.
Man holding "Obamacare" sign.
Man holding "Obamacare" sign.

Doctors and patients fearfully proceed with IVF after Alabama court rules embryos are children

According to the decision, people in Alabama could theoretically be sued for destroying a frozen embryo, raising questions about in-vitro fertilization.
A canister of frozen embryos.
A canister of frozen embryos.

Women see greater health benefits from regular exercise than men do

A national study found that men needed more exercise than women to achieve the same health benefits.
Portrait of young female runner
Portrait of young female runner

High levels of this B vitamin may increase risk of heart disease, new research suggests

Excess amounts of vitamin B3 — which is found in meat, fish, nuts, and fortified cereals and breads — may trigger inflammation and damage blood vessels.
Meat in grocery store
Meat in grocery store

Black people have the highest rates of death from heart disease. Could more Black cardiologists help?

Studies estimate that Black doctors make up as little as 3% of cardiologists in the U.S.
Photo illustration of heart monitor reading, the back of a patient, and a doctor using a stethoscope
Photo illustration of heart monitor reading, the back of a patient, and a doctor using a stethoscope

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