Democrats hope abortion issue will offset doubts about Biden in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two women campaigning for President Joe Biden after facing medical emergencies because of abortion restrictions in their states visited Michigan on Tuesday to highlight what they say are the risks to women’s health since federal abortion protections were overturned. Democrats are aiming to make abortion rights a central … Read more

Ashley Judd speaks out on the right of women to control their bodies and be free from male violence

UNITED NATIONS — Actor Ashley Judd, whose allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein helped spark the #MeToo movement, spoke out Monday on the rights of women and girls to control their own bodies and be free from male violence. A goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Population Fund, she addressed the U.N. General Assembly’s commemoration of … Read more

More than 200 women and several men accuse doctor in lawsuit of sexual abuse, unnecessary exams

BOSTON — More than a decade ago, Kristin Fritz was struggling with pain in her spine and saw a rheumatologist recommended by her doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The visit with Dr. Derrick Todd started normally for the 37-year-old New Hampshire woman. But as Todd progressed, he aggressively groped her breasts, she … Read more

2 women who say abortion restrictions put them in medical peril feel compelled to campaign for Biden

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas woman who went into premature labor, developed sepsis and nearly died and a Louisiana woman who said restrictive abortion laws prevented her from getting medical help for a miscarriage are now campaigning for President Joe Biden as the Democrat highlights how women’s health is being affected by the … Read more

‘In 24 Hours, You’ll Have Your Pills:’ American Women Are Traveling to Mexico for Abortions

Together with Floridians Protecting Freedom, Hochkammer and her team are calling for an amendment that would make it unconstitutional to pass legislation limiting access to abortion prior to viability or when necessary for a patient’s health. A total of 890,000 signatures are needed to get this initiative on the November 2024 general election ballot. “The … Read more

AP finds grueling conditions in Indian shrimp industry that report calls ‘dangerous and abusive’

SAN FRANCISCO — Noriko Kuwabara was excited to try a new recipe she’d seen on social media for crispy shrimp spring rolls, so she and her husband headed to Costco’s frozen foods aisle. But when she grabbed a bag of farm-raised shrimp from the freezer and saw “Product of India,” she wrinkled her nose. “I … Read more

Highlights from the AP’s reporting on the shrimp industry in India

SAN FRANCISCO — India is the top supplier of shrimp to the U.S., with Indian shrimp stocked in freezers at most of the nation’s biggest grocery store and restaurant chains. One reason for that is the low cost for consumers of shrimp from India. But that low cost comes at a price. The Associated Press … Read more

Early results show lower cancer rates than expected among Air Force nuclear missile personnel

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is reporting the first data on cancer diagnoses among troops who worked with nuclear missiles and, while the data is only about 25% complete, the service says the numbers are lower than what they expected. The Air Force said so far it has identified 23 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a … Read more

An overlooked corner of women’s health may be $350 billion market opportunity

Peathegee Inc | Tetra Images | Getty Images After years of being ignored, menopause has entered the public conversation. Celebrities from Drew Barrymore to Naomi Watts have opened up about symptoms and promoted products. Yet despite the increased chatter, there is a long way to go when it comes to treating symptoms — and a … Read more