The Department of Veterans Affairs recently began offering psychedelic substances to patients as a part of clinical trials, a major step in the quest to determine the therapeutic potential of illegal drugs the federal government has long deemed dangerous. At least five trials are underway or being planned by a handful of government clinicians who see potential in using psychedelic experiences combined with psychotherapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and other condition
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could pave the way for restrictions on access to birth control like Plan B or IUDs.
Getting an abortion does not hurt people's emotional well-being. Most don't regret it. Here's what research says about abortion and mental health.
What are the early warning signs of ovarian cancer? Mara Kofoed was diagnosed after months of trying to figure out vague symptoms such as fatigue and bloating.
The WHO said that the European Region accounted for half the probable cases, including 267 from the United Kingdom, while a third of the probable cases were from the United States. Health authorities globally have been investigating the mysterious rise in severe cases of hepatitis - or liver inflammation – in young children. The latest WHO data was as of June 22 and excluded four countries with reported cases yet to be classified.
Plan B and other levonorgestrel morning-after pills are a type of emergency contraception that can reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex.
After the Supreme Court voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, Disney and Meta offered to pay travel costs for employees seeking an abortion out of state.
Schools around the country are scrambling to continue feeding America's children. Child nutrition waivers passed by Congress in early 2020 in response to COVID-19 made all students eligible for meals at no charge and provided schools with higher reimbursements and more flexibility in how meals are served to fill urgent needs. The waivers were scheduled to expire this June 30, and the consequences of doing nothing would have been severe.
Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death -- especially if people have gotten a booster dose. Now with omicron’s even more transmissible relatives spreading widely, the Food and Drug Administration is considering ordering a recipe change for the vaccines made by both Pfizer and rival Moderna in hopes that modified boosters could better protect against another COVID-19 surge expected this fall and winter.
Before the Supreme Court released its ruling Friday upending abortion rights in the U.S., Elisa Wells was thinking of virtual mailboxes. For people who move or travel a lot, a virtual mailbox is a way to check their mail online. For Wells, founder of the online abortion site Plan C, which tells women how to find the abortion pill, it’s a potential workaround to state laws restricting access.
Telehealth abortion clinics such as Just The Pill and My Choix can prescribe and post medication to trigger abortions following a video consultation.
Some of the world's best-known business identities have condemned the ruling, while Warren Buffett could donate tens of billions for abortion rights.
Abortion is legal in Canada, but access to care remains an issue for Canadians who live in a small town or rural part of the country.
HOUSTON -- The phones started ringing, as they always did, moments after Houston Women's Reproductive Services opened for business at 9 a.m. on Friday -- with patients in need of abortions calling to secure a spot on the schedule. Then, 12 minutes later, it all came to a stop. The Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. "Can we still do abortions today?" asked patient advocate Marjorie
The launch of German drugmaker BioNTech's vaccine adapted to the Omicron coronavirus variant may be delayed due to a disagreement with the regulator over the approval process, the Welt Am Sonntag (WAS) newspaper reported on Saturday. The regulator should still decide by the end of June whether or not to approve the new vaccine but BioNTech Chief Executive Ugur Sahin does not plan to submit any new clinical trials, WAS reported, citing the Financial Times. The reason for this was that the approval "should go through the same regulatory process as ordinary flu vaccines", which would allow the new COVID-19 vaccine to be delivered in three months, WAS cited Sahin as saying.
"Today we had to call hundreds of patients and cancel their appointments," the founder of a network of abortion clinics said on Friday.
Goldman Sachs joins other firms like JPMorgan Chase in telling employees it is covering abortion costs for women to travel out of state.
As the U.S. enters an era of diminished reproductive rights following the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v.
After the US Supreme Court ruled that it would end the constitutional right to an abortion, the country's biggest banks said they would step in.
Major U.S. companies, including Meta and JPMorgan Chase, on Friday said they will cover travel costs for employees who seek legal abortions outside their home state after the Supreme Court released a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. Several corporations in recent weeks, including Amazon and Starbucks, had announced expanded health benefits to pay for travel fees incurred by workers seeking an abortion if the procedure is unavailable near where they live. JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, informed U.S. employees that it will cover the costs of travel for those seeking an abortion who cannot access the procedure legally in their home state, according to a memo sent to employees on June 1 and obtained by ABC News.
The outdoor clothing brand joins a long list of companies taking a stand after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.
A recent survey from the National Abortion Federation shows a major increase in violence against abortion providers in 2021 from the previous year.
Numerous US companies have gone public saying they'd front the costs for employees traveling to seek abortions.
The parents of a premature baby who survived for 12 days are suing a Boston hospital for losing their child’s remains as the grieving family prepared to bury her.
“More than half of mass shooters exhibited clear warning signs before committing their crimes, which makes such laws worthwhile.”
“It’s very difficult to determine if a person with no obvious criminal or mental illness history poses such a threat.”
“We will not end mass shootings, but smart public policy can reduce them.”
"A wider net is bound to ensnare many people who do not actually pose a threat.”
“They may also further dissuade gun owners from seeking mental health treatment if they fear their guns could be seized.”