Saturday's health stories


Tina Reed
Jun 25, 2022 - Health

Pfizer says Omicron-specific COVID vaccine generates a stronger response

A vial of Pfizer's vaccine.
Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

California enacts bill to "shield" abortion providers and patients from state bans

Picture of people holding signs in support of abortion rights
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Post-Roe legal turmoil hits hardest for blue cities in red America

Illustration of a small blue megaphone against a red background.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios
Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath
Updated Jun 25, 2022 - World
Axios Explains: Abortion

U.S. joins only 3 other countries that have rolled back abortion rights since 1994

Shawna Chen
Jun 25, 2022 - Health

Protests break out across U.S. after Roe v. Wade is struck down

Photo of a row of protesters holding a sign that says "Bans off our bodies"
Abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24. Photo: Yasin Oztürk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Fall of Roe will have immediate economic ramifications, experts say

Abortion rights activists rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade on June 24. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Abortion rights leaders focus on November after Roe decision

Former President of Planned Parenthood, author Cecile Richards in October 2019
Former president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards in October 2019. Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

"Horrific": World leaders react to end of Roe v. Wade in U.S.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Image
Herb Scribner
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Federal court puts hold on FDA ban on Juul e-cigarette sales

A Juul add is seen while a person is reflected at smoke shop on June 23, 2022 in New York.
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California, Washington and Oregon launch "West Coast offense" to protect abortion rights

Photo of Gavin Newsom speaking with his left hand raised
California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

Michigan Gov. Whitmer pushes state Supreme Court to protect abortion rights

Photo of Gretchen Whitmer speaking from a podium
Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, speaks during the Motor Bella Auto Show in Pontiac, Mich., on Sept. 21, 2021. Photo: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Kelly Tyko
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Abortion pill online orders expected to grow post Roe

Illustration of a hand cursor pointing at a bottle of prescription pills.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

Democrats campaign on abortion ruling while GOP sticks to inflation

A large group of House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court on June 24.
A large group of House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court on June 24. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

End of Roe v. Wade could endanger abortion access worldwide, rights groups warn

A protestor holds a sign during a rally in support of worldwide abortion rights in Paris,
A protester holds a sign during a rally in support of worldwide abortion rights in Paris on June 24. Photo: Tephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

Congressional Black Caucus urges Biden to declare abortion "national emergency"

Photo of women lawmakers holding signs that say "Abortion is essential" at a protest
A large group of House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court following the decision overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Abortion clinics across the country close after Roe v. Wade ruling

The Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights Health Center.
The Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights Health Center in Illinois. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Abortion pills become central issue after SCOTUS ruling

Illustration of a social media notification with a pill inside
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Tina Reed
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Meningococcal disease outbreak reported in Florida

The sign outside the CDC's Atlanta headquarters.
Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Health

What Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for doctors

Illustration of a medical cross being erased by a pencil
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Axios Explains: Abortion

The political leanings of the Supreme Court justices

Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Health
Axios Explains: Abortion

How states enforce anti-abortion laws

Picture of signs that are in support of abortion rights and others that are anti-abortion
Abortion-rights protesters rally at the Los Angeles City Hall on May 14. Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images
Caitlin Owens
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Red states aren't prepared for a post-Roe baby boom

Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Health
Axios Explains: Abortion

How late in pregnancy each state allows abortions

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Picture of the Supreme Court building with people in front of it holding signs that say "pray to end abortion" and "keep abortion legal"
Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Juul asks court for temporary ban on FDA's e-cigarette order

JUUL Labs Inc. Virginia tobacco and menthol flavored vaping e-cigarette products are displayed in a convenience store on June 23, 2022 in El Segundo, California.
JUUL Labs Inc. Virginia tobacco and menthol flavored vaping e-cigarette products in a convenience store on June 23 in El Segundo, California. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Abortion rights groups denounce threats of violence ahead of Roe decision

Picture of the Supreme Court building with a sign that says "my body, my choice" in front of it
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Erin Doherty
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

VA clinical trials exploring psychedelics to treat PTSD in "watershed moment"

Image of the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Photo: Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Assaults against abortion clinics, patients rose 128% in 2021: report

Tina Reed
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Dr. Phil warns about "a generation in trouble"

Dr. McGraw. Photo: Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images

Juul decision triggers broader tobacco fight

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
Arielle Dreher
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Colorado bets on a public option to grow health coverage

Illustration of a stethoscope in the shape of a Colorado flag
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Birx says Trump officials pushed to weaken COVID reports

Former Trump Administration Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx testifies during a hearing before House Select Subcommittee at Rayburn House Office Building June 23, 20.
Former Trump administration coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx testifies during a hearing before the House Select Subcommittee on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Shawna Chen
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Vaccines prevented nearly 20 million COVID deaths, study shows

Photo of a street sign that says "Save a life, don't risk a life. Wear a face covering"
A sign promoting the wearing of face coverings in London, Britain on Feb. 21, 2022. Photo: Stephen Chung/Xinhua via Getty Images