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Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The New York City nurses’ strike finally ended after the hospitals and the employees reached a tentative agreement early Thursday morning. More than 7,000 nurses at Montefiore Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital — two of the city’s largest hospitals — walked off the job for three days as they […]

Massimiliano Finzi/Getty Images (GENEVA) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday China is “heavily underreporting” the number of COVID-19 deaths as a wave of infections sweeps the country. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has not posted a daily briefing on COVID-19 to its website since Jan. 8 and has reported just 37 […]

FatCamera/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Black men and women are more likely to die from prostate, uterine and breast cancer compared to other races, according to new data from the American Cancer Society. That’s despite vast improvements in cancer death rates overall in the United States. Rates of cancer deaths have declined by 33% overall […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the incoming chair of the committee focused on health, on Tuesday called out Moderna for looking at a more-than-quadruple spike of its COVID-19 vaccine prices. “How many of these Americans will die from COVID-19 as a result of limited access to these lifesaving vaccines?” Sanders […]

Roberto Machado Noa/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Sesame has joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s list of major food allergens and will soon be added to labels of packaged food to protect consumers. The eight initial food allergens that cause the majority of serious food-related allergic reactions — all established in 2004 — include […]

amphotora/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 remained the leading cause of law enforcement deaths in 2022 despite the number attributed to the virus dramatically declining. A new report released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund looked at preliminary data and found that 226 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers died […]

Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that New York will invest $1 billion to address mental health needs. Hochul laid out her plans for addressing the mental health care system in a speech at the Assembly Chambers in Albany on Tuesday afternoon. “When it comes to keeping […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Tens of thousands of Americans have reported a COVID-19 test result to the National Institutes of Health’s website that launched in November. The site,, allows people to anonymously report the results of any brand of at-home COVID-19 test. In updated data exclusively provided to ABC News, 24,000 people […]

Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The nurses strike in New York City has extended into its second day with more than 7,000 walking out of two major hospitals. Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital in Harlem say that low pay, lack of staffing and unsafe […]

Karl Tapales/Getty Images (SEATTLE) — Seattle Public Schools, the largest school district in the state of Washington, filed a lawsuit Friday against multiple social media giants, in an effort to hold the companies “accountable for the harm they have wreaked on the social, emotional, and mental health of its students,” the district claimed. “It has […]