Friday's health stories


CDC: Limit sexual partners to avoid monkeypox

DC residents lined up at a monkeypox vaccination clinics on Aug. 5, 2022. Picture: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

Jury rules pharmacist who denied patient morning after pill did not discriminate

Plan-B, emergency contraceptive, and Take Action, another version of the contraceptive.
Plan-B, emergency contraceptive, and Take Action, another form of contraceptive. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

U.K. officials say monkeypox cases beginning to level off

A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine is seen on July 23, 2022, in London, England. Picture: by Hollie Adams/Getty Images
Julia Shapero
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

FDA considers "dose-sparing" to increase availability of Monkeypox vaccine

A vial of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Biden tests positive for COVID for seventh day

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Aug. 5, 2022. Photo: Evan Vucci/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

What you need to know about the monkeypox vaccine

Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional.
Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional. Photo: James Carbone/Newsday RM via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

New York health officials find more evidence of polio transmission

A photomicrograph of the cervical spinal cord affected by polio type-III virus captured in 1990.
A photomicrograph of a cervical spinal cord affected by polio type-III virus captured in 1990. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images
Arielle Dreher
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

The next public health emergency

Illustration of syringes forming a health plus/cross
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
Caitlin Owens
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

Democrats' drug pricing bill could lead to higher launch prices

Illustration of the score line on a pill in the shape of an upward arrow instead of straight across.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Aug 4, 2022 - Health

Exclusive: Over 1 million courses of Paxlovid prescribed in one month for first time

Picture of Paxlovid
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Health

U.S. declares public health emergency over monkeypox

Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks at a news conference.
Xavier Becerra, secretary of HHS, speaks at a news conference. Photo: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Arielle Dreher
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Health

Alternate monkeypox treatment caught in regulatory delays

Animated illustration of a loading icon over a medical cross.
Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Health

Biden still COVID positive but "feels very well," doctor says

Picture of Joe Biden's side profile
Photo: Jim Watson-Pool/Getty Images

Kansas referendum boosts Democrats' midterm focus on abortion

A campaign sign in Kansas urges a no-vote on an anti-abortion ballot measure
Photo: Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Transportation Department proposes airline traveler protections

A traveler sits at San Francisco International Airport in California on June 13, 2022. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

West Virginia Medicaid must cover gender-affirming surgeries, judge rules

Photo of a transgender flag on a fence
A trans pride flag in New York City on June 26, 2022. Photo: Noam Galai via Getty Images