News: Health

U.N. and advocates raise concerns of abortion access for Ukrainian refugees in Poland
HEALTH
Patrick Adams | May 17, 2022
Demonstrators in Krakow, Poland, hold a banner reading "Legal Abortion Without Compromise" at a December 2021 protest. Poland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe. Beata Zawrzel | NurPhoto via Getty Images Ukrainian women who were raped by Russian soldiers are among the millions of refugees who ...
FDA authorizes first COVID booster for children ages 5 to 11
HEALTH
Rob Stein | May 17, 2022
First grader Rihanna Chihuaque, 7, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Arturo Velasquez Institute in Chicago last November. Scott Olson | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine booster for children ages 5 to 11. The authorization makes all children in that age group who ...
Mastriano, a Trump-backed election denier, leads Pennsylvania GOP field for governor
HEALTH
Sam Dunklau | May 17, 2022
Pennsylvania Republican candidate for governor Doug Mastriano speaks during a rally at Archery Addictions on Friday in Lehighton, Pa. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Tuesday is the final day for Pennsylvania Republican voters to choose their candidate for governor. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has held the job since ...
The federal government is offering another round of free COVID tests
HEALTH
Tamara Keith | May 16, 2022
The federal government is sending out a third round of free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests through the U.S. Postal Service. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Updated May 16, 2022 at 10:14 PM ET Americans can once again order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government by visiting COVIDtests.gov. In this ...
A substance found in young spinal fluid helps old mice remember
HEALTH
Jon Hamilton | May 16, 2022
The memory of aging mice improved when they received a substance found in the spinal fluid of young animals. Robert F. Bukaty | AP A team at Stanford University has demonstrated a new approach to reversing memory loss — in mice. An infusion of spinal fluid from young mice reversed ...
A landmark study tracks the lasting effect of having an abortion — or being denied one
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Megan Burbank, Emily Kwong | May 15, 2022
With Roe v. Wade primed to be overruled, people seeking abortions could soon face new barriers in many states. Researcher Diana Greene Foster documented what happens when someone is denied an abortion in The Turnaway Study. Malte Mueller | Getty Images Though it's impossible to know exactly what will happen ...
Abortion is also about racial justice, experts and advocates say
HEALTH
Sandhya Dirks | May 14, 2022
Abortion rights demonstrators chant during a protest outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Bloomberg | Bloomberg via Getty Images If you're going to talk about the intersection of abortion and race, it's probably a good thing to start with the 14th amendment, says Melissa Murray, a legal scholar and law ...
Dennis DeCarlo, 61: ‘No One Is Alone’ from ‘Into the Woods’
HEALTH
May 13, 2022
Via Robert Texel In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two years later, nearly a million Americans have died from the disease. To put a face on this number and pay respect to the departed, NPR asked our audience to share songs that reminded them of ...