News: Health

Advisers to the FDA back Novavax COVID vaccine
HEALTH
Scott Hensley, Rob Stein | June 7, 2022
Dr. Stephaun Wallace, who leads the global external relations strategies for the COVID-19 Prevention Network at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, receives his second injection from Dr. Tia Babu during the Novavax vaccine phase 3 clinical trial in February 2021. Karen Ducey | Getty Images In a ...
Trump’s record is split in South Dakota Republican primaries
HEALTH
Lee Strubinger | June 7, 2022
South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Updated June 8, 2022 at 12:25 AM ET PIERRE, S.D. - Kristi Noem, the incumbent Republican governor of South ...
Former TV meteorologist sweeps the New Mexico GOP primary for governor
HEALTH
Nash Jones | June 7, 2022
New Mexico's Democratic governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham (center), smiles as supporters cheer during a campaign rally in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 3, 2021. The rally was cut short as protesters chanted loudly beyond the walls of the outdoor venue. Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Updated June 8, 2022 at 12:00 ...
What might life look like in a post-Roe America?
HEALTH
Ailsa Chang, Michael Levitt, Mansee Khurana | June 4, 2022
A gynecology chair sits in a doctor's office. Sean Gallup | Getty Images Following the leaked Supreme Court decision that suggests Roe v. Wade will be overturned, many Americans of childbearing age are wondering what they can do now to prepare for that possibility. Of course, reproductive healthcare providers on ...
Thousands of kids are getting sick from downing melatonin pills
HEALTH
The Associated Press | June 3, 2022
The label for a bottle of melatonin pills. Melatonin is a hormone that helps control the body's sleep cycle. Patrick Sison | AP NEW YORK — Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin — including a big jump during the pandemic. ...
Novavax’s COVID vaccine nears the finish line
HEALTH
Rob Stein | June 3, 2022
Syringes filled with the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine were prepared for use at a vaccination center in Berlin, Germany, in February. Soon the vaccine could become available in the U.S. Carsten Koall | Getty Images A vaccine that may entice some people who have been hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ...