Wednesday's health stories


Herb Scribner
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

Polio virus found in London sewage samples

 community health worker shows a vial of an oral polio vaccine.
A community health worker shows a vial of an oral polio vaccine. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

House report critiques Trump administration's COVID response

Former White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas speaks at a press conference in September 2020 as former President Trump looks on.
Former White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas speaks at a Sept. 2020 press conference as former President Trump looks on. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

America has a sleep problem

Kelly Tyko
Updated Jun 22, 2022 - Health

Where to get COVID vaccine appointments for children under 5

Child gets COVID vaccine
Young Americans are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

Biden administration wants to take the buzz out of cigarettes

Illustration of a pack of cigarettes as a downward trending bar chart.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios
Erica Pandey
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

The power of tea

Illustration of a tea cup with bubbles and a lemon slice creating a smiley face
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Health

Louisiana governor signs into law bill to make mailing abortion pills a crime

Picture of a person holding a sign that says "keep abortion safe and legal"
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Jun 21, 2022 - Health

Louisiana bill criminalizing abortion providers if Roe falls signed into law

Picture of three people holding signs in support of abortion rights
Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Miriam Kramer
Jun 21, 2022 - Science

What scientists can learn from tracking disease outbreaks from space

Illustration of a globe in a petri dish
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios
Tina Reed
Jun 21, 2022 - Health

How much Medicare could've saved with Mark Cuban's generic drug company

Illustration of medical pills with half of the capsule created from paper money.
Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios
Tina Reed
Jun 21, 2022 - Health

Cities may need to be redesigned for extreme heat

Illustration of a fan blowing on the sun.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Exclusive: Cancer treatment tool gets major boost in funding

A cancer cell.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Arielle Dreher
Jun 21, 2022 - Health

Extreme heat's health consequences