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Some anti-abortion organizations say they
Some anti-abortion organizations say they're unprepared to provide services for those who need them as Texas braces for a surge of births following the overturning of Roe v. Wade: report

Nonprofits such as Blue Haven aim to reduce abortions by offering services for those in need, but the owner says they're unprepared for the influx of patients.

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand
Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies. The company behind the internet's dominant internet search engine and the Android software that powers most of the world's smartphones outlined the new privacy protections in a Friday blog post.

A Florida state board removed a pediatrician who advocated that children under 5 get the COVID-19 vaccine
A Florida state board removed a pediatrician who advocated that children under 5 get the COVID-19 vaccine

Florida is the only state that has not ordered vaccines for kids under 5, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said vaccinating young children is not "appropriate."

What will abortion assistance from your employer look like? It
What will abortion assistance from your employer look like? It's complicated.

Many companies, quick to announce abortion assistance policies following last month's Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v.

Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion
Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion

Hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, a man with a wiry, squared-off beard and a metal cross around his neck celebrated with his team at a Brazilian steakhouse. He pulled out his phone to livestream to his followers. "We have delivered a huge blow to the enemy and to this industry," the man, Jeff Durbin, said. But, he explained, "our work has just really begun." "Even the states that have trigger laws," which ban abortion at conception without exceptions for rape or inc

Medication abortion is common; here
Medication abortion is common; here's how it works

Medication abortions became the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Abortion procedures are an invasive medical technique that empties the womb. Abortion by pills involves the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol.

A 10-year-old was forced to cross state lines for an abortion after Ohio
A 10-year-old was forced to cross state lines for an abortion after Ohio's ban went into place. The Indiana doctor who helped her will soon be unable to assist others.

As Ohio outlawed abortions after six weeks, doctors in neighboring Indiana described an influx of patients from out-of-state seeking the procedure, including a pregnant 10-year-old.

Man wounded in possible Long Island shark attack
Man wounded in possible Long Island shark attack

This comes after a girl was seriously injured​ in a brazen shark attack at a Florida beach Thursday.

UK monkeypox symptoms different to prior outbreaks: study
UK monkeypox symptoms different to prior outbreaks: study

British monkeypox patients are exhibiting symptoms that differ from previous outbreaks, the first study examining UK cases said on Friday, leading researchers to call for the definition of the disease to be updated.

Debunking myths about vasectomies as their popularity increases post-Roe
Debunking myths about vasectomies as their popularity increases post-Roe

Since last week's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, men across the country are rushing to get vasectomies. But common myths about vasectomies continue to circulate on social media, including that they are easily reversible and are a preventive measure until a patient is ready to have a child. In this deluge of misinformation, some might be wondering what's true about vasectomies. The Washington Post spoke to physicians about vasectomies and what to believe:Subscribe to The Post Most

Women who have this gene could be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer
Women who have this gene could be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's, study says

The study shows there are different risk factors for people of different genders, researchers say.

Without abortion option, doctors say "people will die"
Without abortion option, doctors say "people will die"

The overturning of Roe v. Wade "is going to make pregnancy more dangerous," one doctor said. Another put it bluntly: "Many, many people will die."

CDC: 10-State Listeria Outbreak With Unknown Cause Leads to 1 Death
CDC: 10-State Listeria Outbreak With Unknown Cause Leads to 1 Death

A listeria outbreak with an apparent connection to Florida has resulted in at least 23 illnesses, 22 hospitalizations and one death, according to an

Your body has an internal clock that dictates when you eat, sleep and might have a heart attack - all based on time of day
Your body has an internal clock that dictates when you eat, sleep and might have a heart attack - all based on time of day

Syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being. nambitomo/iStock via Getty Images PlusAnyone who has suffered from jet lag or struggled after turning the clock forward or back an hour for daylight saving time knows all about what researchers call your biological clock, or circadian rhythm - the "master pacemaker" that synchronizes how your body responds to the passing of one day to the next. This "clock" is made up of about 20,000 neurons in

Deleting Your Period Tracker Won
Deleting Your Period Tracker Won't Protect You

In May 1972, the Chicago police raided a high-rise apartment where a group called the Jane Collective was providing abortions. It was the year before the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision gave women the constitutional right to decide whether to give birth, and abortion was a criminal offense in Illinois. Seven women were arrested, including two who had the names and addresses of patients on index cards in their purses. According to a history written by a member of the collective, "The Story o

North Korea says
North Korea says 'alien things' near the South Korean border are to blame for its 1st COVID-19 outbreak

Residents have been warned to "vigilantly deal with alien things coming by wind and other climate phenomena and balloons" along the borders.

More men are seeking vasectomies now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe
More men are seeking vasectomies now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe

The day after the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion about Roe v. Wade was published online, Sam Peagler made an appointment to get a vasectomy.

1 dead, nearly two dozen sickened in listeria outbreak linked to Florida
1 dead, nearly two dozen sickened in listeria outbreak linked to Florida

One patient has died, and another suffered a pregnancy loss.

The secret to good health later in life? Researchers think it could be banking your poop now
The secret to good health later in life? Researchers think it could be banking your poop now

A group of researchers has some counterintuitive advice: Saving your poop now could save your life someday.

GOP
GOP's Ted Cruz feuds with Elmo over kids getting COVID-19 vaccines

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took aim at Sesame Street's "Elmo" after the popular children's show puppet promoted COVID-19 vaccines for children on Twitter. A minute-long clip posted on the show's Twitter page showed Elmo speaking with his loving TV puppet dad, Louie, about feeling "a little pinch" when got a shot. Louie then says he had questions about Elmo getting the vaccine, which he took to Elmo's pediatrician.

Pausing methotrexate improves booster response; first-trimester of pregnancy vaccination most beneficial
Pausing methotrexate improves booster response; first-trimester of pregnancy vaccination most beneficial

People taking a commonly-used drug for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis get weaker-than-average protection from COVID-19 vaccines, but stopping the drug for two weeks after a booster dose doubled patients' antibody response in a randomized trial. UK researchers studied 254 adults receiving methotrexate for their conditions who were about to get their third dose of a vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca. Participants were randomly assigned to interrupt methotrexate treatment for two-weeks after the booster, or to continue taking methotrexate as usual.

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis
Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

In patches of rural Appalachia and the Rust Belt, health authorities were sounding alarms that a powerful painkiller called Opana had become the drug of choice among people abusing prescription pills. It was twice as potent as OxyContin, the painkiller widely blamed for sparking the opioid crisis, and was relatively easy to dissolve and inject. By 2015, government investigations and scientific publications had linked its misuse to clusters of disease, including a rare and life-threatening blood

A former nurse at embattled telehealth startup Cerebral said that in her experience, nurse practitioners were handing out antipsychotic medicines like
A former nurse at embattled telehealth startup Cerebral said that in her experience, nurse practitioners were handing out antipsychotic medicines like 'candy'

Workers and internal documents suggest the SoftBank-backed online mental-health provider put growth ahead of patient safety.

Abortion benefits: Companies have a simple and legal way to help their workers living in anti-abortion states - expanding paid time off
Abortion benefits: Companies have a simple and legal way to help their workers living in anti-abortion states - expanding paid time off

As the last abortion clinic in Mississippi closes, workers in the state may get some support from their employers. AP Photo/Rogelio V. SolisEmployers looking for ways to support their workers seeking abortions in states where it's now illegal or soon will be don't have it easy. From an employer's standpoint, abortion is considered a type of health care benefit - and the rules that apply to that benefit are shifting rapidly from state to state. Abortion is also a political flashpoint guaranteed t

Infectious disease specialist recommends getting COVID shot once available
Infectious disease specialist recommends getting COVID shot once available

The updated shot is aimed at specifically targeting the highly contagious Omicron virus variant and could be available this fall.

14-year-old tiger at Ohio zoo dies of COVID complications, big cat will be
14-year-old tiger at Ohio zoo dies of COVID complications, big cat will be 'greatly missed'

A 14-year-old Amur tiger, Jupiter, died on Sunday after developing pneumonia caused by COVID-19, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced Wednesday.

14-year-old tiger dies after contracting COVID at Ohio zoo
14-year-old tiger dies after contracting COVID at Ohio zoo

The 14-year-old Amur tiger, whose name was Jupiter, was given additional treatments and testing and appeared stable, but he passed away on Sunday, the zoo said.

Planned Parenthood could share personal data like the ZIP codes of abortion seekers with Google and Facebook, report says
Planned Parenthood could share personal data like the ZIP codes of abortion seekers with Google and Facebook, report says

Planned Parenthood's online scheduling tool can share data with third-parties including users' ZIP codes, IP addresses, and site behavior.

Vietnam
Vietnam 'Napalm Girl' gets final burn treatment in Florida 50 years later

Known around the world as "Napalm Girl," Kim Phuc is receiving laser treatment in Miami to help her recover from the scars and pain she has endured since her village in Vietnam was hit by a napalm bomb just over 50 years ago.

Hospitals must say how much they charge for hundreds of procedures. Here
Hospitals must say how much they charge for hundreds of procedures. Here's why many don't.

More than half of U.S. hospitals have not shared pricing information as required by a new federal law. Consumer advocates urge federal enforcement.

Black women are underserved when it comes to birth control access. The Roe decision could make that worse.
Black women are underserved when it comes to birth control access. The Roe decision could make that worse.

The Supreme Court's ruling to gut nationwide abortion rights has highlighted the importance of access to birth control, particularly for Black women.

'No question' that U.S. maternal mortality rate will rise post-Roe, experts say

As more states curtail access to abortion, women's health advocates foresee the maternal mortality rate and its racial disparities only getting worse.

The world
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.


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