Long covid symptoms are often overlooked in seniors

The ailment in older adults has received little attention, even though research suggests seniors are more likely to develop it than younger or middle-aged adults.

June 26, 2022

Monkeypox cases surge as WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency

The World Health Organization said the monkeypox outbreak is an "evolving threat" but does not yet constitute an international public health emergency.

By Rachel Pannett and Annabelle TimsitJune 25, 2022

Can video games teach people to be more empathetic? Maybe.

Designers and scholars say there are many complex challenges and limits in achieving such a goal.

June 25, 2022

Court temporarily halts FDA ban on Juul e-cigarettes

Juul Labs can continue to sell e-cigarettes, for now, after a federal appeals court issued a temporary stay on an FDA ban.

By Adela SulimanJune 25, 2022

As Army deadline nears, about 60,000 part-time soldiers unvaccinated

With a June 30 deadline approaching, nearly 12 percent of Army Guard and 10 percent of Army Reserve soldiers have not received any vaccine dose.

By Alex HortonJune 24, 2022

Trump swayed by ‘dangerous ideas’ about coronavirus, Birx tells House panel

Former president Donald Trump relied on bad data and misleading claims, the former White House covid coordinator testifies.

By Dan DiamondJune 24, 2022

What you need to know about the coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in the United States, which health experts say is key in halting virus spread and preventing serious illness.

By Lindsey Bever, Lateshia Beachum and Lena H. SunJune 24, 2022

After Roe ruling, Garland gears up for the next legal battles

The attorney general said federal law protects people who take the FDA-approved pregnancy-termination pill, or who cross state lines to get a legal abortion.

By Devlin BarrettJune 24, 2022

The most common abortion procedures and when they occur

The number of abortions performed in the United States has fallen significantly in recent years. Nearly 1 in 4 women will have the procedure by the age of 45.

By Brittany Shammas, Aaron Steckelberg and Daniela SantamariñaJune 24, 2022

Feeling anxious? Can’t sleep? Sometimes doing nothing is the best.

How to find peace of mind by turning off your brain

By Steven PetrowJune 24, 2022

CDC endorses Moderna vaccine for older children

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended the agency clear Moderna vaccine for children 6 through 17 years old.

By Fenit NirappilJune 23, 2022

Traces of highly contagious poliovirus found in British sewage

Traces of type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus were detected during routine surveillance of sewage in London.

By Adela SulimanJune 23, 2022

FDA orders Juul e-cigarettes off the market over safety concerns

The action is a major blow to the once high-flying Silicon Valley firm that revolutionized vaping.

By Laurie McGinleyJune 23, 2022

U.S. monkeypox response mirrors early coronavirus missteps, experts say

The Biden administration's response to the monkeypox outbreak raises concerns that the country is ill-prepared for the next major pandemic.

By Lena H. Sun, Dan Diamond and Fenit NirappilJune 23, 2022

What to know about the coronavirus vaccine for children younger than 5

Children as young as 6 months old are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

By Lindsey BeverJune 23, 2022

Publix won’t offer coronavirus vaccines to children under 5 ‘at this time’

The company’s customer service department did not explaining the reasoning for the decision.

By Timothy BellaJune 23, 2022

U.S. to expand monkeypox testing at commercial labs as outbreak grows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started shipping test kits to five commercial laboratory companies this week.

By Fenit Nirappil, Lena H. Sun and Dan DiamondJune 22, 2022

FAQ: How to get the pediatric coronavirus vaccine in the D.C. area

Two vaccines will be available to kids under 5 starting this week, after the CDC gave the green light Saturday.

By Hau Chu and Erin CoxJune 22, 2022

Paul M. Ellwood Jr., a pioneer of HMOs, dies at 95

He practiced medicine for 17 years before turning to national health policy and championing alternative approaches to American health care.

By Harrison SmithJune 22, 2022

U.S. begins vaccinating young children against coronavirus

Vaccines became available Tuesday for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, the last group of Americans to be offered shots.

By Lenny Bernstein and Daniel WuJune 21, 2022