‘A haven’: New York sees rise in women traveling across state line for abortions

A growing number of women are travelling for abortions amid tightening restrictions and access to services across the country When Courtney Buckman made the difficult decision to have an abortion, the obvious solution should have been to go to her nearest abortion clinic in Montana. In fact the most practical option for Buckman was to have the procedure nearly 2,000 miles away from home in New York. Buckman is one of a growing number of women who are travelling to New York for abortions amid tightening restrictions and access to services across the country. Under the Trump administration, 27 abortion bans have been signed so far this year across 12 US states including in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri and …

Court to decide whether abortion services in Missouri will end on Friday

(CNN)The fate of abortion in Missouri will be argued in court Thursday as Planned Parenthood fights the state for refusing to renew the license it needs to continue offering the service in its St. Louis clinic. “Missouri would be the first state in the country to go dark — without a health center that provides safe, legal abortion care,” denying access to “more than a million women of reproductive age” living in the state, she said. Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, which has provided abortions for more than two decades, filed suit Tuesday against Missouri Gov. Michael Parson and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which administers the license the clinic needs. …

Why some health enthusiasts are drinking ginger

(CNN)You may use it to add spice to a meal or steeped in a hot tea, but ginger has become a growing area of interest when it comes to health benefits. How can you incorporate ginger into your diet? Try drinking it. Fatakhov recommended trying a certain cozy drink. Golden milk or haldi doodh — sometimes called turmeric tea or turmeric latte — has recently been called “the trendiest hot drink,” but it has actually been around for centuries. The traditional Indian drink has origins in Ayurveda, an ancient approach to medicine and wellness. Fatakhov makes his version of the drink with flaxseed milk and several spices: turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and a pinch of black pepper. Add in a …

Almost 12 million pounds of Tyson chicken strips have been recalled because they might have metal

(CNN)Tyson Foods has significantly expanded a recall of its chicken strips over concerns that some might be contaminated with pieces of metal, federal food safety officials said Friday. Each of the recalled products have establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the package. Products under the recall include: • Tyson fully cooked crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce and 40-ounce bags; • Tyson fully cooked Buffalo-style chicken strips in 25-ounce and 40-ounce bags; • Tyson fully cooked honey BBQ flavored chicken strips in 25-ounce bags; • Best Choice Buffalo-style chicken strips in 20-ounce bags; • Great Value fully cooked chicken strips in 25-ounce bags; • Food Lion crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce bags. In the previous recall, the products had only …

Anti-vaxxers ‘have blood on their hands,’ says UK health secretary

London (CNN)The UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock said anti-vaccination campaigners were “morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible” and had “blood on their hands,” in an interview with The Times published Saturday. “If you don’t vaccinate your child, it’s not only your child that is at risk. It’s also other children, including other children who, for medical reasons, can’t be vaccinated,” he continued. “Vaccination is good for you, good for your child, and good for your neighbor and your community.” Hancock said that anti-vaccination activists were “campaigning against science,” adding, “the science is settled.” More than 500,000 children in the UK did not receive the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, according to the UNICEF report. Only two other …