Limited monkeypox vaccine supply would be stretched under FDA plan

Biden administration officials announce a new strategy to split monkeypox vaccine doses in hopes of vaccinating up to five times as many people.

By Dan Diamond and Fenit NirappilAugust 9, 2022

The GOP blocked an insulin price cap: What it means for diabetics

Another proposal in the Inflation Reduction Act that caps insulin at $35 per month for Medicare patients was left untouched.

By Rachel Pannett and Rachel RoubeinAugust 9, 2022

How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect your health care

The economic package would prevent huge spikes in the cost of health insurance for roughly 13 million Americans and cap seniors’ drugs costs at $2,000 a year.

By Rachel RoubeinAugust 9, 2022

Protecting teen athletes from high heat and humidity

An athletic training expert talks about what coaches and players can do to ensure safety.

By Susan YearginAugust 9, 2022

A neuroscientist’s insights on the adolescent brain

A developmental neuroscientist shares what she’s learned from studies on young people’s risk-taking behavior, reasoning and more.

By Tim VernimmenAugust 9, 2022

America has a maternal mortality crisis. Biden push aims to change that.

Black, Native American and rural women disproportionately bear the burden of maternal mortality.

By Akilah JohnsonAugust 9, 2022

Too little sleep may jeopardize young kids’ development, study finds

Pediatricians urge parents to make sufficient sleep a family priority and to encourage such things as daytime physical activity and a regular nighttime routine.

August 9, 2022

Lyme disease vaccine in late-stage trials would be first in 20 years

If successful, the vaccine would be the first against Lyme disease in the United States since Lymerix, which was discontinued in 2002 because of poor sales.

By Andrew JeongAugust 9, 2022

Looking at DEET, picaridin, other ingredients in insect repellents

What are these things anyway? Which work best and which are safe? Here’s what CR has found after years of testing.

By Catherine RobertsAugust 8, 2022

Abortion bans complicate access to drugs for cancer, arthritis, even ulcers

Some chronically ill women face questions about critical medications that could be used to end a pregnancy.

By Katie Shepherd and Frances Stead SellersAugust 8, 2022

Monkeypox manners: Navigating a virus disrupting how we live and love

Because frightened people don’t always behave well, it’s time for a primer in monkeypox manners.

By Steven PetrowAugust 8, 2022

Why tween girls especially are struggling so much

Mental health issues are on the rise, but tween girls about ages 10 to 14 appear to be struggling more than in the past, a psychologist says.

By Jelena KecmanovicAugust 8, 2022

Study: Kids who vape tobacco are more likely to go on to use cannabis

A study examines the link between vaping and marijuana use.

By Erin BlakemoreAugust 8, 2022

When my daughter was in the hospital, this was what kept me sane

It took a few weeks of trial and error, meltdowns and tears (mine) to figure out effective, simple ways to manage unpredictable hospital days and combat the stress of parenting a critically sick child.

By Amy McHughAugust 8, 2022

A look at some medications under increased scrutiny amid abortion bans

Many drugs used to terminate pregnancies have other common uses as well.

By Frances Stead SellersAugust 8, 2022

It’s about to get easier to access affordable naloxone

A new system allows groups to order naloxone directly from an online store at discount.

By Meryl KornfieldAugust 7, 2022

As monkeypox spreads, Fauci says pay attention but don’t panic

The nation’s top infectious diseases expert Anthony S. Fauci said "never blow off any emerging infection when you don’t know yet where it’s going."

By Lindsey BeverAugust 6, 2022

Indiana passes near-total abortion ban, the first state to do so post-Roe

The bill, which includes exceptions for rape and incest cases, was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) soon after passing Indiana's Republican-controlled Senate.

By Amy ChengAugust 6, 2022

I’m too involved as a parent. For my son’s sake, I’m trying to change.

Psychologists note that excessive intervening in a child’s life can adversely impact their ability to navigate situations on their own.

By Caren CheslerAugust 6, 2022

‘Not her body, not her choice’: Indiana lawmakers on abortion ban

The state Senate approved a near-total abortion ban that had divided Republican legislators over how far it should go.

By Ellen FrancisAugust 6, 2022