Potential recession would harm mental health: Experts

Potential recession would harm mental health: Experts

(NEW YORK) -- Jey Austen, a brand designer at a fintech company, lost their job about two weeks ago. But the layoff didn’t come as a surprise, said Austen, 27, who is trans and uses they/them pronouns. A market downturn in recent months has hammered the tech industry, eliciting a…
HHS to send out nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses across US in coming weeks

HHS to send out nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses across US in coming weeks

(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration is planning to send out hundreds of thousands of monkeypox vaccines in response to the outbreak of the rare disease that has been identified in multiple non-endemic countries. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday on a call with reporters that it will…
Some pharmacies limiting Plan B pill purchases as demand spikes

Some pharmacies limiting Plan B pill purchases as demand spikes

(NEW YORK) -- Two of the country’s largest pharmacy chains, CVS and Rite Aid, confirmed to ABC News this week that they had restricted the amount of Plan B or morning-after pills a customer could buy, following a spike in demand for emergency contraceptive drugs in recent days. In the…
Biden’s health secretary unveils ‘action plan’ on abortion access

Biden’s health secretary unveils ‘action plan’ on abortion access

(WASHINGTON) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Tuesday unveiled what was called an "action plan" on abortion access as advocates call on President Joe Biden and his administration to do more in the wake of the Supreme Court stripping the constitutional right to abortion nationwide. Becerra said…
Evolution is on omicron subvariants’ side

Evolution is on omicron subvariants’ side

(NEW YORK) -- A new study finds that as the coronavirus continues to evolve, each new omicron subvariant is increasingly likely to lead to reinfection or breakthrough infection. However, researchers say current vaccines are still doing a good job of protecting people against severe illness. Meanwhile, vaccine makers are working…