National Health News:
White House rips Trump health pick over stock deal
Outgoing White House press secretary Josh Earnest tore into President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, amid a report that the Republican congressman bought stock in a medical company, then introduced legislation that would have directly benefited the company. “This is a very narrow, specific company that dealt with implants — hip and knee — and the legislation specifically affects implants.
Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: Study
Planned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall. Brittany Sherwood was only 15 when she had an abortion after becoming pregnant the first time she ever engaged in sex. “Looking back, I’m proud of myself for having the insight to know that I would never be able to give up the child for adoption following a pregnancy and birth,” said Sherwood, who is now a mental health nurse practitioner in southern Florida.
Illegal midwives and border babies: The determined fight for home birth in Alabama
Ashley Loper, 27, is in the throes of labor.