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The world's best restaurant, which sells $700 lunches, posted a $240,000 loss amid Denmark's Covid restrictions

Noma in Copenhagen reported a net loss of 1.69 million kroner ($240,000) for 2021. It was shut for about five months of that year.

Shanghai Disneyland theme park re-opens after three-month closure
Shanghai Disneyland theme park re-opens after three-month closure

More than a thousand visitors streamed in on Thursday as Walt Disney Co's Shanghai Disney Resort theme park opened after a closure of three months, with face masks and social distancing the order of the day. Among the first of Thursday's visitors was Zhang Yudong, a 19-year-old student wearing a Mickey Mouse wizard hat and T-shirt donned for the occasion.

China will stick to its
China will stick to its 'zero Covid' strategy even if it hurts the country's economy, Xi Jinping says

"Our country has a large population. Such strategies as 'herd immunity' and 'lying flat' would lead to consequences that are unimaginable," Xi said.

Illinois abortion clinics see ripple effects of Roe reversal as surrounding states implement bans
Illinois abortion clinics see ripple effects of Roe reversal as surrounding states implement bans

One of the first patients to arrive at the clinic the day it resumed abortion procedures after the reversal of Roe v.

Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives
Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Amazon's limit, which temporarily caps purchase of the contraceptives at three units per week, went into effect on Monday, a spokesperson for the e-commerce giant confirmed to The Associated Press. The company did not share further details on what emergency contraceptive products were limited for purchase, but a listing showed the cap applied to Plan B, the popular "morning after" pill.

Elmo talks about getting COVID vaccine; Ted Cruz has a problem with that
Elmo talks about getting COVID vaccine; Ted Cruz has a problem with that

Cruz first thanked Sesame Street for showing a parent asking questions about the vaccine, but then turned his attention to Elmo.

Uber, Nike, Lyft, Disney, JP Morgan and others vow to help employees access abortions after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade:
Uber, Nike, Lyft, Disney, JP Morgan and others vow to help employees access abortions after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: 'We must keep up the fight'

Numerous US companies have gone public saying they'd front the costs for employees traveling to seek abortions.

Legal experts argue your boss can
Legal experts argue your boss can't fire you for getting an abortion, but it's more complicated than that

While laws exist in the workplace that protect pregnant employees and their health information, the new decision may create challenges for them.

Period tracking apps and search histories: What to know about abortion and digital info
Period tracking apps and search histories: What to know about abortion and digital info

Period trackers, location data, search histories, text messages: There is a veritable mountain of digital information that privacy advocates are now worried

TikTok Is Flooded With Health Myths. These Creators Are Pushing Back.
TikTok Is Flooded With Health Myths. These Creators Are Pushing Back.

"I'm willing to bet you know at least one girl that's using steroids every single day," starts a young man in a TikTok video. He stares into the camera, continuing his big, yet notably false, reveal: "One in three girls these days is taking the birth control pill, and believe it or not, the birth control pill is actually an analog of the bodybuilding steroid nandrolone." Another face swiftly crowds the screen. Dressed in a white lab coat, debunker Mustafa Dhahir, a practicing pharmacist and medi

What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?
What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, which eliminated the constitutional right to abortion access, women and health care providers nationwide are asking how the ruling will affect reproductive health care more broadly. Thirteen states have trigger laws that ban abortion immediately and that took effect after the Supreme Court's decision, or soon will. Those laws allow exemptions if an abortion is needed to prevent a pregnant woman from dying. But women's health care provider

WHO chief: U.S. abortion ruling
WHO chief: U.S. abortion ruling 'a setback,' will cost lives

The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing that decades of scientific data prove that access to safe and legal abortion saves lives. "The evidence is irrefutable," Tedros said.

Fauci says he
Fauci says he's taking 2nd course of Paxlovid after experiencing rebound with the antiviral treatment

After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that he has joined a growing group of people experiencing a Paxlovid rebound, following treatment with Pfizer's antiviral. Fauci, 81, said that when he first tested positive two weeks ago, he had very minimal symptoms. Other than fatigue and a bit of congestion, Fauci reported that he felt "really quite well," and after his five-day course of Paxlovid, he tested negative with a rapid test.

BioNTech, Pfizer to start testing universal vaccine for coronaviruses
BioNTech, Pfizer to start testing universal vaccine for coronaviruses

(Reuters) -Germany's BioNTech, Pfizer's partner in COVID-19 vaccines, said the two companies would start tests on humans of next-generation shots that protect against a wide variety of coronaviruses in the second half of the year. In presentation slides posted on BioNTech's website for its investor day, the German biotech firm said its aim was to "provide durable variant protection". The two partners, makers of the Western world's most widely used COVID-19 shot, are currently discussing with regulators enhanced versions of their established shot to better protect against the Omicron variant and its sublineages.

For Many Women, Roe Was About More Than Abortion. It Was About Freedom.
For Many Women, Roe Was About More Than Abortion. It Was About Freedom.

CHICAGO - Countless women wept. Some spent the weekend burning white-hot with rage, commiserating with friends and mothers and sisters. Many were fearful, recognizing the feeling of a freedom being taken away and thinking to themselves: This could only get worse. Millions of American women spent the past five days absorbing the news that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, erasing the constitutional right to a legal abortion that had held for nearly a half-century. The decision instant

Climate change is putting food safety at risk more often, and not just at picnics and parties
Climate change is putting food safety at risk more often, and not just at picnics and parties

Dairy, meats and eggs can get risky when left in warm conditions. Westend61 via Getty ImagesEvery year, almost 1 in 6 Americans gets a foodborne illness, and about 3,000 people die from it, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. Picnics and parties where food sits out for hours are a common source, but heat waves and power outages are another silently growing threat. As global temperatures rise, the risk of foods going bad during blackouts in homes or stores or during

A growing number of women give birth at Catholic hospitals, where they do not receive the same reproductive health options - including birth control - provided at other hospitals
A growing number of women give birth at Catholic hospitals, where they do not receive the same reproductive health options - including birth control - provided at other hospitals

Research shows that short spacing between childbirth and another pregnancy comes with heightened health risks. Aleksandr Kirillov/EyeEm via Getty ImagesNow that the U.S. Supreme Court has eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, access to birth control has taken on new urgency. By moving the decision about abortion access to states, the fall of Roe v. Wade means that it will be even more important for people to be able to prevent an unwanted or mistimed pregnancy. Given the health ris

What
What's cellulitis? A dermatologist explains

The reddish pink rash spreads quickly. jlcampbell104/FlickrYour skin usually deflects any bacteria it encounters, protecting you from all sorts of infections. However, when you get a bug bite or a rash, some of that bacteria can sneak in, potentially causing serious consequences. For example, you might develop cellulitis - it's the most common infection that occurs when bacteria breach the skin barrier. An estimated 1 in 503 people, or 0.2%, of the population get this painful red rash each year.

Many drugs can
Many drugs can't withstand stomach acid - a new delivery method could lead to more convenient medications

A new polymer could help the medicine go down easier. Hiroshi Watanabe/DigitalVision via Getty ImagesFor patients and physicians, taking medications orally is often the most desirable way to administer drugs. Among other advantages, swallowing a pill is safer, more convenient and less invasive compared to injections or other ways to take a drug. But one of the challenges oral pills face is getting digested by the stomach before they can deliver their payloads and carry out their intended effects

'Your birth control is next': Health startups are using the repeal of Roe v. Wade in new ad campaigns for emergency contraception

Direct-to-consumer health providers such as Favor and Stix have fresh ad campaigns directly responding to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine
South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some 4,000 participants in South Korea and five other countries, SK Bioscience's two-dose SKYCovione vaccine appeared to be more effective than the broadly used AstraZeneca shots in building immunity against infections, officials at South Korea's Food and Drug Safety Ministry said. U.S. vaccine giants Pfizer and Moderna have been speeding up their development of booster shots targeting omicron and experts say it's possible the virus could...

How an American on vacation survived after Malta denied her a life-saving abortion
How an American on vacation survived after Malta denied her a life-saving abortion

An American woman vacationing in Malta who was denied a life-saving abortion while miscarrying was able to get care in Spain, the same day Roe v.

Monkeypox vaccine: Tens of thousands of monkeypox vaccine doses to be distributed immediately in U.S.
Monkeypox vaccine: Tens of thousands of monkeypox vaccine doses to be distributed immediately in U.S.

Is there a vaccine for monkeypox? The U.S. will start distributing the monkeypox vaccine across the country, focusing on people most at risk.

Daily Harvest sued over illness linked to lentils, but cause remains a medical mystery
Daily Harvest sued over illness linked to lentils, but cause remains a medical mystery

At least 470 people have reported illnesses after eating Daily Harvest's lentil crumbles, but experts don't yet know what's driving the symptoms.

HHS to send out nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses across US in coming weeks
HHS to send out nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses across US in coming weeks

The Biden administration is planning to send out hundreds of thousands of monkeypox vaccines in response to the outbreak of the rare disease that has been identified in multiple non-endemic countries. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday on a call with reporters that it will be sending out 296,000 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine for prevention of the disease for people who have been exposed. Of that number, 56,000 doses will become available immediately and an additional 240,000 doses will become available in a few weeks.

FDA advisory panel votes to also target omicron with fall COVID vaccine boosters
FDA advisory panel votes to also target omicron with fall COVID vaccine boosters

FDA advisory panel votes 19-2 to support boosters that target both omicron and the original version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Black abortion providers wonder what
Black abortion providers wonder what's next for them after Roe v. Wade

After the decision in Roe v. Wade, Black abortion providers across the country are contemplating leaving the field for fear of prosecution.

Need help getting an abortion? Social media flooded with resources after Roe reversal
Need help getting an abortion? Social media flooded with resources after Roe reversal

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, TikTok and Instagram filled with abortion stories and information on resources like at-home pills.

Breastfeed for 2 years or longer, new American Academy of Pediatrics guidance suggests
Breastfeed for 2 years or longer, new American Academy of Pediatrics guidance suggests

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidance on breastfeeding Monday. Here's what you need to know.

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall
FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

Government advisers debated Tuesday if Americans should get a modified COVID-19 booster shot this fall -- and exactly how best to update it to fight a virus that surely will change even more by then. "That's the problem -- we're being asked to more or less have a crystal ball today," said Dr. Arnold Monto of the University of Michigan, who heads the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee. Current COVID-19 vaccines have saved millions of lives globally and those used in the U.S. still offer strong protection against hospitalization and death -- especially after a booster dose.

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion
Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by abortion rights advocacy groups have found their posts or stories hidden with a warning that described the posts as "sensitive content." In one example, Instagram covered a post on one page with more than 25,000 followers that shared text reading: "Abortion in America How You Can Help."

When Abortion Pills Were Banned in Brazil, Women Turned to Drug Traffickers
When Abortion Pills Were Banned in Brazil, Women Turned to Drug Traffickers

RIO DE JANEIRO - Last November, Xaiana, a 23-year-old college student in northern Brazil, began exchanging text messages with a drug dealer in the south of the country. Following the dealer's instructions, she transferred 1,500 reais ($285), her living expenses for several months. Then, she waited three agonizing weeks for the arrival in the mail of a blister pack of eight unmarked white pills. When she took them, they had the effect she was hoping for: She underwent a medication abortion at hom

Mark Cuban hopes to turn prescription drug industry "upside down"
Mark Cuban hopes to turn prescription drug industry "upside down"

Cuban said he's able to keep prices low by buying directly from manufacturers. The new website charges a 15% markup, a $3 handling fee and $5 for shipping.

US stocks edge higher as China softens its COVID-19 travel restrictions
US stocks edge higher as China softens its COVID-19 travel restrictions

"The COVID crisis appears to be rapidly retreating in China, with no major cities in widespread lockdown and a rapid drop in cases being reported."

North Carolina sees its first on-demand health care deliveries by drone
North Carolina sees its first on-demand health care deliveries by drone

North Carolina is getting its first long-range health care drone deliveries on Tuesday, with a new effort to further on-demand health care and transform the patient experience. Three U.S. health care organizations - Novant Health, Magellan Rx Management and Cardinal Health - will work independently with drone delivery company Zipline to deliver products from a…

U.S. FDA will decide on redesigned COVID vaccines by early July
U.S. FDA will decide on redesigned COVID vaccines by early July

(Reuters) -U.S. regulators plan to decide by early July on whether to change the design of COVID-19 vaccines this fall in order to combat more recent variants of the coronavirus, with hopes of launching a booster campaign by October, a top Food and Drug Administration official said on Tuesday. "The better the match of the vaccines to the circulating strain we believe may correspond to improve vaccine effectiveness, and potentially to a better durability of protection," Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said at a meeting of outside advisers to the regulator. The updated shots are likely to be redesigned to fight the Omicron variant of...

Anti-abortion pregnancy centers will likely outlast the age of Roe - here
Anti-abortion pregnancy centers will likely outlast the age of Roe - here's how they're funded and the services they provide

A dozen states now provide a total of $89 million in funding to pregnancy centers. Yuji Ozeki/Digital Vision via Getty ImagesExperts predict increased economic hardship now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision. Three-quarters of abortion patients in the United States have incomes that place them below or just barely above the federal poverty line of US$26,500 for a family of four in 2021. The inability to afford a chi

Global stocks rise as China eases up on COVID-zero policy, lifting hopes for growth; oil extends gains
Global stocks rise as China eases up on COVID-zero policy, lifting hopes for growth; oil extends gains

Institutional investors will rebalance their portfolios before the third quarter begins on Friday, which analysts expect to drive some volatility.

Drugstores limiting "morning-after" pill purchases to avoid shortage
Drugstores limiting "morning-after" pill purchases to avoid shortage

The pills are meant to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if a birth control method fails.

Rite Aid and CVS are rationing purchases of emergency contraceptives to prevent shortages and stockpiling amid Roe v. Wade repeal
Rite Aid and CVS are rationing purchases of emergency contraceptives to prevent shortages and stockpiling amid Roe v. Wade repeal

Retailers have witnessed high demand for over-the-counter contraception after the Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe v. Wade.

Doctors look to college athletes to understand COVID
Doctors look to college athletes to understand COVID's effects on the heart

BALTIMORE -- Doctors learned early in the pandemic that COVID-19 was more than a respiratory disease. It was attacking bodily organs, including the heart - even in healthy, young athletes. Enough athletes with COVID were experiencing heart inflammation, called myocarditis, that doctors at the University of Maryland and other Big Ten schools didn't want to take any chances. Myocarditis already ...

US CVS pharmacies limit morning-after pill purchases to avoid shortage
US CVS pharmacies limit morning-after pill purchases to avoid shortage

The US drugstore chain CVS said on Monday that it had temporarily limited purchases of the morning-after pill to three boxes per transaction, in order to avoid a shortage following a recent US Supreme Court verdict that revoked the constitutional right to abortion.

Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills
Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly snapped into effect on Friday. Memes and status updates explaining how women could legally obtain abortion pills in the mail exploded across social platforms.

Planned Parenthood clinic doctor details hard decisions following state
Planned Parenthood clinic doctor details hard decisions following state's abortion trigger law

Dr. Janet Cathey, the lead physician at the Planned Parenthood in Little Rock, Arkansas, said her team spent weeks prepping for the end of legal abortions in her state in anticipation of the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade, but she still couldn't quite wrap her head around how quickly it all ended with the ruling Friday morning. The Little Rock Planned Parenthood scheduled its first appointment that day at 10 a.m., but within minutes patients were being told their appointments were canceled.

Instagram restricts some abortion resource posts and hashtags
Instagram restricts some abortion resource posts and hashtags

Instagram restricts some abortion resource posts and hashtags

Home health providers protest 24-hour shifts after
Home health providers protest 24-hour shifts after 'insulting' settlement reached

Lai Yee Chan, a home attendant who worked 24-hour shifts in New York City providing health-related personal care, said she received a $200 check in late 2014

7 killed, 46 injured in 10 weekend mass shootings nationwide
7 killed, 46 injured in 10 weekend mass shootings nationwide

A Texas trail ride, a barbecue in New York City and a stone bridge in Minneapolis were among the settings for at least 10 mass shootings that erupted across the country between Friday and late Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive weekend U.S. law enforcement officers have responded to multiple incidents, each involving four or more victims shot. The website defines a mass shooting as a single incident involving four or more victims, which differs from the FBI's definition as a single incident in which four or more people, not including the suspect, are killed. The string of consecutive weekend mass-casualty incidents began over the Memorial Day holiday, when at least 17 shootings left...

Abortion rights supporters worry women
Abortion rights supporters worry women's lives at risk in Mississippi

In the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest places in the nation, some counties are without a single obstetrician or pediatrician.

Women on Why They
Women on Why They're Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

After the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the morning-after contraception pill has emerged as a sought-after purchase for many people worried about access to reproductive health care. Some women have bought morning-after pills in case they or their sexually active children need to prevent a pregnancy after having sex. Others are creating a small stockpile in anticipation of possible restrictions on contraception as Justice Clarence Thomas suggested in a conc

US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall
US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus. Moderna and Pfizer have tested updated shots against the super-contagious omicron variant, and advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will debate Tuesday if it's time to make a switch - setting the stage for similar moves by other countries. "This is science at its toughest," FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks told The Associated Press, adding that a final decision is expected within days of the advisory panel's recommendation.


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