Abortion Providers Confront New Landscape After Roe

Abortion Providers Confront New Landscape After Roe

Abortion providers in several states across the country halted services in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, while supporters and opponents began to shift their focus to pill-based abortions and how new restrictions would be enforced. Clinics in a variety of states, including Texas, Wisconsin and Kentucky, stopped offering … Read more

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic … Read more

Republicans Could Lead on Mental Health Treatment

Republicans Could Lead on Mental Health Treatment

A homeless man holds a sign asking for money by an entrance to a subway station in New York, Oct. 9, 2015. Photos: Mark Lennihan/Associated Press Tucked away in the gun law President Biden just signed is a provision increasing funding for preventive outpatient treatment for mental illness. This is an important step toward solving … Read more

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen.  Johnson |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic Senate candidates blasted Johnson for … Read more

Three in four US teens are not getting enough exercise daily

Three in four US teens are not getting enough exercise daily

More than half of teens in America are not receiving enough exercise every day, contributing to the nation’s budding obesity crisis, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Georgia, in Athens, found that around 75 percent of Americans aged 14 to 18 are not reaching daily recommended exercise levels – with girls reporting … Read more

Did corporate fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

Did corporate fuel inflation?  It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious about surging prices at the gas station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed on a party-line vote — most Democrats … Read more

Did corporate fuel inflation? It’s not the biggest culprit | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Did corporate fuel inflation?  It’s not the biggest culprit |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

By PAUL WISEMAN – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious about surging prices at the gas station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed … Read more

Watching pop concerts on a virtual reality headset during an operation instead of an anesthetic

Watching pop concerts on a virtual reality headset during an operation instead of an anesthetic

A child thrills to a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. A pensioner watches the rock band Queen play Bohemian Rhapsody in front of him. But all the time, they are actually on a surgeon’s table. They are wearing virtual-reality headsets that effectively distract them from surgery — using a technology that may soon mean … Read more

Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer Inc.and BioNTech SE vaccines modified to target the Omicron variant produced a significantly larger immune response than the companies’ currently available vaccine in a study, they said. A modified booster shot targeting Omicron specifically increased neutralizing antibody levels 13.5 to 19.6 times higher than the current shot in study volunteers a month after administration, … Read more