With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Companies that collect data from the digital clues people leave online often know their most sensitive health information _ gleaned from web searches, health apps and location trackers. Privacy experts fear this digital trail could be used to surveil pregnancies if the U.S. Supreme Court allows abortions to be banned, as a…

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities have confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health said Wednesday that it also is investigating 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month in the Lisbon area.…

Health Dept issues warning as Flu cases rise

Health Dept issues warning as Flu cases rise

East Farmingdale, NY- The number pf people infected with the Flu in New York State has risen 25% over the past week. New York State Department of Health says cases of influenza have risen steadily over the past 25 weeks. State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, “It is easy to become complacent about…

Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

(AP)- Some U.S. moms looking for baby formula that is in short supply  are dealing with another layer of stress – people asking why they don’t just breastfeed. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life by major medical entities like the World Health Organization. But it doesn’t work for everyone. Health…

Man charged in Buffalo massacre due back in court

Man charged in Buffalo massacre due back in court

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man accused of slaughtering 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was scheduled to appear in court Thursday as authorities continue to investigate the possibility of hate crime or terrorism charges. Payton Gendron livestreamed the attack from a helmet camera before surrendering to police outside the grocery store. Shortly…

US warns abortion ruling could increase extremist violence

US warns abortion ruling could increase extremist violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is warning law enforcement agencies around the nation of the increased potential for extremist violence after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion striking down the constitutional right to abortion. A memo from the Department of Homeland Security says violence could come from either side of the abortion…

US warns abortion ruling could increase extremist violence

US warns abortion ruling could increase extremist violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is warning law enforcement agencies around the nation of the increased potential for extremist violence after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion striking down the constitutional right to abortion. A memo from the Department of Homeland Security says violence could come from either side of the abortion…

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. He is facing mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country’s largest formula manufacturing plant. The Defense Production Act order requires…

After Buffalo massacre, NY governor seeks action on guns

After Buffalo massacre, NY governor seeks action on guns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is touting a package of executive orders and gun control bills in the aftermath of a racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket. The Democrat’s executive orders would require state police to seek court orders to keep guns away from people who might pose a threat to…

Buffalo shooter plotted for months: Authorities

Buffalo shooter plotted for months: Authorities

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white shooter accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about a live-streamed attack on African Americans. Entries from his diary also indicate he practiced shooting from his car and traveled for hours from his home in Maine two months ago to…