Saturday's health stories


Kierra Frazier
Nov 27, 2021 - Health

Procter & Gamble recalls some Old Spice, Secret products over cancer-causing chemical

Old Spice spray
Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Caitlin Owens
Updated Nov 27, 2021 - Health

The next big bottleneck in the global vaccination effort

illustration of hourglass sand timer. The sand in the top chamber, which looks like the Earth, is emptying into the bottom chamber.
Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios
Erin Doherty
Updated Nov 27, 2021 - Health

COVID-19 Omicron variant cases identified in Europe, U.K.

People wearing masks walk in London, Britain, Nov. 25, 2021
People wearing masks walk in London on Nov. 25. Photo: Li Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images
Kierra Frazier
Nov 27, 2021 - World

South Africa says it's being "punished" for detecting new COVID variant

 South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on September 22, 2021 in New York City.
South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 22 in New York City. Photo: Eduardo Munoz - Pool/Getty Images

NY declares state of emergency amid concerns over Omicron COVID variant

Governor Kathy Hochul makes an announcement about new plan transforming Penn Station into modern, world-class train facility and holds press briefing at New York City governor's office
Gov. Kathy Hochul at an event on Nov. 3. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
TuAnh Dam
Nov 26, 2021 - Health

U.S. to restrict air travel from 8 countries over new COVID variant concerns

A COVID-19 vaccine is administered. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Axios
Updated Nov 26, 2021 - Health

Europe, Asia tighten borders in fear of new COVID variant

Passengers stand at the check-in at Frankfurt Airport. Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Updated Nov 26, 2021 - Health

COVID vaccines of the future might not be shots

Illustration of a syringe made from pills.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Axios
Nov 26, 2021 - Health

Updated data shows Merck antiviral COVID pill less effective

Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images