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Health May 07It’s time to recognize the damage of childbirth, doctors and mothers say
The health care system often neglects women’s postpartum concerns, from physical pain to psychological anguish. Many women assume this is what you get when you have a baby. But experts say it doesn’t have to be this way.
Health Apr 27COVID-19 is out of control in India, where most vaccines are made. How did that happen?
Public health experts have demanded that the global community, particularly the United States, step up to address the India’s vaccine shortfalls.
Politics Apr 15Biden’s poll numbers on the economy rival Trump’s for the first time
To jumpstart the economy, the Biden administration unveiled the American Jobs Plan, which a majority of Americans support, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
Health Apr 14WATCH: CDC panel examines connection between blood clots and Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Federal regulators said a pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was needed "out of an abundance of caution" when reports of the blood clots emerged.
Health Apr 13Blood clots after Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are ‘extremely rare,’ experts say
The six women who reported blood clots were between ages 18 and 48 and had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine between six and 13 days before reporting side effects. So far, 6.8 million doses of this one-shot vaccine have…
Health Apr 13WATCH: What to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause
What does the move mean for those who have received the one dose vaccine and how will it affect the U.S. vaccination rollout?…
Health Apr 09WATCH: COVID-19 health equity task force assesses pandemic response
Throughout the pandemic, the virus has disproportionately hurt communities of color, exposing them to worse health outcomes and higher death rates than in white communities.
Science Apr 09WATCH: NASA gives update on Mars helicopter Ingenuity
During the helicopter's 30-day mission, it will attempt at least one test flight on Mars as part of NASA's mission to study the planet's geology and climate history.
Politics Apr 09WATCH LIVE: Psaki holds White House briefing as Biden makes moves on guns, infrastructure and immigration
The briefing comes after the Biden administration has unveiled new actions on jumpstarting the economy and gun control and ahead of the return of Congress next week.
Health Apr 09WATCH LIVE: COVID-19 Task Force gives update as variants drive fear of a fourth surge of cases
Public health officials say a fourth surge of cases could be a devastating blow to the country as states have relaxed restrictions designed to prevent the spread of the virus.