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The battle over state bans of federally approved abortion pills will begin in West Virginia

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Republican statehouses double down on bills to restrict gender-affirming care for trans teens

Republican statehouses double down on bills to restrict gender-affirming care for trans teensRepublican statehouses double down on bills to restrict gender-affirming care for trans teens

States are moving to outlaw teens from getting puberty blocking drugs or gender-transition surgery. The American Medical Association has called it “a dangerous intrusion into the practice of medicine” by lawmakers.

The future of covid vaccines: Four big questions for the FDA as it considers a move to annual shots

The future of covid vaccines: Four big questions for the FDA as it considers a move to annual shotsThe future of covid vaccines: Four big questions for the FDA as it considers a move to annual shots

The agency’s vaccine advisers will vote on the plan on Thursday.

FDA’s plan to let pharmacies dispense abortion pills has few takers so far

FDA’s plan to let pharmacies dispense abortion pills has few takers so farFDA’s plan to let pharmacies dispense abortion pills has few takers so far

Only three major chains have said they plan to distribute the pills, and only in states that allow abortion

China’s covid crisis hits Lunar New Year: Deaths could reach 36,000 a day

China’s covid crisis hits Lunar New Year: Deaths could reach 36,000 a dayChina’s covid crisis hits Lunar New Year: Deaths could reach 36,000 a day

As hundreds of millions of people travel home, China’s rural areas are particularly vulnerable.

Marijuana can be legal and illegal at the same time: How the hazy mix of state and federal laws is creating a mess

Marijuana can be legal and illegal at the same time: How the hazy mix of state and federal laws is creating a messMarijuana can be legal and illegal at the same time: How the hazy mix of state and federal laws is creating a mess

It’s hard to figure out when and where using or selling marijuana is a crime — and when it’s not.