News: Health

When does life begin? Religions don’t agree
Sarah McCammon | May 8, 2022
Caroline McDonald, left, a student at Georgetown University, Lauren Morrissey, with Catholics for Choice, and Pamela Huber, of Washington, join a abortion-rights rally outside the Supreme Court, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Jacquelyn Martin | AP In a bill introduced this past week, a Louisiana lawmaker describes human life as "created ...
A Michigan law from 1931 would make abortion a felony if Roe falls
Kate Wells | May 7, 2022
The Michigan State Capitol building is seen on Oct. 8, 2020, in Lansing. A Michigan law from 1931 would make abortion a felony in the state if the Roe v. Wade decision is overturned. Rey Del Rio | Getty Images When Stephanie Mejia Arciñiega drove her friend to the Planned ...
Coronavirus FAQ: Should I go to that party? What do I do if guests got COVID?
Fran Kritz | May 6, 2022
Journalists and politicians mingled at an afterparty following the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 30. Based on COVID cases among attendees at the main event, SARS-CoV-2 was mingling as well. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades | for The Washington Post via Getty Images We regularly answer frequently asked questions about life during ...
Abortion-rights groups see a surge in donations after Roe v. Wade leak
Dustin Jones | May 6, 2022
Abortion rights activists attend a rally in front of the Supreme Court building on Thursday. Abortion-rights funds and health clinics that perform abortions across the country have seen an outpouring of support since the Supreme Court's draft decision was leaked Monday. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Abortion-rights groups across the ...
FDA limits Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine to some people due to blood clot risk
Dustin Jones | May 5, 2022
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a total of 60 cases in which the J&J, Janssen vaccine resulted in rare and potentially life-threatening blood clots. Raul Arboleda | AFP via Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is limiting the ...
Lawsuit says a Black patient bled to death because of a hospital’s culture of racism
The Associated Press | May 5, 2022
Charles Johnson wears a button with a picture of his wife, Kira, during a press conference announcing a lawsuit outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Wednesday in Los Angeles. Kira Johnson died at the hospital in 2016 from complications after giving birth by cesarean section. Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP LOS ANGELES ...
Afghans who want teen girls back in school have new allies: Taliban-affiliated clerics
Fazelminallah Qaziziai, Diaa Hadid | May 5, 2022
Afghan girls and women and girls protest in front of the Ministry of Education in Kabul on March 26, 2022, demanding that high schools be reopened for girls. Ahmad Sahel Arman | AFP via Getty Images KABUL, Afghanistan – Girls have pretty much been unable to attend secondary school in ...
If you’ve had omicron before, are you safe from infection by the new variants?
Michaeleen Doucleff | May 4, 2022
A woman wears a face shield to protect against COVID-19 at a taxi stand in Soweto, South Africa, where an omicron variant is causing a COVID-19 surge. Denis Farrell | AP When it comes to omicron, one thing seems certain to bioinformatician Shishi Luo: Another surge will occur. That's because ...
The abortion underground and what lessons can be learned from the Jane Collective
Fernando Alfonso III | May 4, 2022
Activist Heather Booth and the Jane Collective, an underground abortion service, provided thousands of women with abortions before Roe v. Wade. Here, she speaks in 2015 during the memorial service for civil rights leader Julian Bond. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP What Sunny Chapman experienced roughly 53 years ago in ...