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WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

Jul 02, 2022 , CNBC Health
"Urgent and coordinated action is imperative if we are to turn a corner in the race to reverse the ongoing spread of this disease," said the head of WHO...
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FDA backs changing Covid booster shots to target most recent omicron subvariants

Jul 01, 2022 , CNBC Health
Dr. Peter Marks, head of the FDA's vaccine division, said manufacturers should update their shots to target omicron BA.4 and...
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FDA panel recommends changing Covid shots to fight omicron this fall

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
Updating the shots to target omicron could provide more durable protection against the virus, though current supporting data is...
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UK unlikely to return to mandatory Covid restrictions despite rising cases

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
Mandatory Covid-19 restrictions are unlikely to be reintroduced in Britain, even as the country enters a new wave of infections, health researchers have...
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CVS removes purchase limit on Plan B pills, says sales have 'returned to normal'

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
CVS is removing its earlier purchase limit for emergency contraceptive pills....
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Juul seeks to extend stay on FDA ban, saying agency did not evaluate all its evidence

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
Juul Labs is seeking a stay on the FDA's market denial order, saying the FDA overlooked 6,000 pages of evidence....
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Target will cover employees' travel to other states for abortions, company memo says

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
The big-box retailer joins a growing list of companies that have announced policy changes after the reversal of Roe v....
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U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
The U.S. will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out an outbreak of the virus that continues to...
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HHS secretary vows women in states that ban abortion will have access in cases of rape, incest, risk to woman's life

Jun 29, 2022 , CNBC Health
Health Secretary Xavier Becerra directed federal health agencies to ensure victims of rape and incest have ready access to...
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CVS capping purchases of Plan B pills to ensure consistent supply

Jun 28, 2022 , CNBC Health
CVS says it's capping the number of Plan B pills people can buy per order to ensure "consistent...
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Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to get abortion pills online from overseas

Jun 28, 2022 , CNBC Health
Many women in states with bans on abortion will likely turn to websites to order mifepristone, and self manage abortions at...
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Pelosi says Democrats are mulling plans to protect abortion access, data stored in reproductive health apps

Jun 28, 2022 , CNBC Health
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlined ideas that Democrats are considering in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v....
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Renewable energy vs. fossil fuels? It's a false choice, says John Doerr

Jun 28, 2022 , CNBC Health
Russia's war with Ukraine sparked debate over energy transition and choices like solar vs. fossil fuels, but investor John Doerr says it's a false...
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Anti-abortion states split on how to enforce ban, whether to prosecute doctors, surveil women

Jun 28, 2022 , CNBC Health
Some states are pursuing aggressive measures, including encouraging surveillance of women and prosecuting...
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Alabama abortion clinic cancels 100 appointments after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun 28, 2022 , CNBC Health
West Alabama Women's Center is sending as many people as it can to Atlanta, where abortion remains legal for now....
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Anti-abortion states split on how to enforce ban, whether to prosecute or surveil doctors

Jun 27, 2022 , CNBC Health
Some states are pursuing aggressive measures, including encouraging surveillance of women and prosecuting...
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Four abortion clinics in Kansas brace for a deluge of patients from states banning the procedure

Jun 25, 2022 , CNBC Health
Kansas is one of the states that might see the greatest increase in number of abortion patients due to its proximity to states that are stripping away...
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Attorney General Garland warns against violent protests, says DOJ 'strongly disagrees' with high court ruling on Roe

Jun 25, 2022 , CNBC Health
Garland said DOJ "strongly disagrees" with the court's ruling and will "work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive...
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Several U.S. states immediately ban abortion after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun 25, 2022 , CNBC Health
At least 13 states have laws on the books that either ban abortion immediately or will do so...
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UK Covid cases surge following Queen's Jubilee celebrations, new variants become dominant

Jun 25, 2022 , CNBC Health
U.K. Covid-19 cases are on the rise again, according to new data, which points to an increase in infections following the Queen's Platinum Jubilee...
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