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COVID-19 dashboard

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Herb Scribner
2 hours ago - Health

CDC: "Very different" level of concern over U.K.'s recent monkeypox spread

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Herb Scribner
Updated 3 hours ago - Health

These companies are helping employees access abortions

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Apple company logo. Photo: Thiago Prudencio via Getty Images

Lawmakers eye more oversight of dietary supplements and cosmetics

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Oriana Gonzalez
4 hours ago - Health

Study: 76% of long COVID patients were not initially hospitalized

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A long Covid patient takes a pulmonary function test at Hufeland Clinic's Center for Pneumology. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images
Jennifer A. Kingson
10 hours ago - Science

NASA will test female dummies in space

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Illustration of the "crew" of the Artemis 1 mis­sion to the moon. Image courtesy of NASA/Lockheed Martin/DLR
Tina Reed
11 hours ago - Health

Baby formula shortage puts spotlight on how America feeds its young

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Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 3 say the pandemic's over

Herb Scribner
May 17, 2022 - Health

House Democrats release $28M bill to address baby formula shortage

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Baby formula on shelves. Photo: George Frey, Bloomberg via Getty Images

Court temporarily blocks Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban

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Protesters hold placards, chant, and march through downtown Detroit in support of Roe v. Wade on May 7, 2022. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images