Symptoms and possible causes of mysterious child hepatitis cases in the U.S. and around the world

Worldwide, the number of mysterious hepatitis cases under investigation among children has reached 450, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said this week.  That’s more than double the…

Latinos with chest pain wait in ER about half hour longer than others, study shows

Latinos who went to an emergency room reporting chest pain had to wait about half an hour longer than people of other races or ethnicities to receive care, according to…

Getting abortion pills by mail is already more complicated than it might seem

Google searches for the term “abortion pills” rose to an all-time high on May 3, the day Politico published a leaked draft opinion indicating the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe…

Covid cases are surging again. Why hospitalizations may not.

Covid-19 cases are surging yet again in the United States, but unlike previous waves, a substantial rise in hospitalizations and deaths isn’t following yet. The U.S. reported nearly 140,000 Covid-19 cases on…

Covid-19 narrows long-standing Latino mortality advantage, study finds

Latinos have long had lower mortality rates compared to non-Hispanic whites, living more than three years longer in what many refer to as the Latino mortality paradox. That ended with…

Some birth control could be banned if Roe v. Wade is overturned, legal experts warn

With trigger laws in 13 states poised to go into effect if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, a new era of restricted access to birth control could…

U.S. marks 1 million Covid-19 deaths; Biden urges Americans not to ‘grow numb’

Americans must not “grow numb” to the sorrow of the coronavirus pandemic, President Joe Biden said Thursday, as he marked 1 million Covid-19 deaths in the United States. Biden urged…

First women who’d be personally affected if Roe is overturned are already pregnant

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the decision would most immediately and directly affect more than 300,000 women who are pregnant now or will be before July in…

Covid booster rollout needs a reboot to save older Americans, experts say

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions…

CDC says drug overdose deaths reached highest on record last year

More than 107,600 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the highest annual death toll on record, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Overdose deaths increased 15…