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Another COVID surge strikes but vaccines are protecting people from the worst

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Telehealth abortion demand is soaring. But access may come down to where you live

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Rahima Banu, pictured with her mother in Bangladesh in 1975, is recorded as having the last known naturally-occurring case of the deadly form of smallpox. Daniel Tarantola/WHO hide caption

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How Rahima came to hold a special place in smallpox history — and help ensure its end

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A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., on Feb. 8. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Only 1 human disease has ever been completely eradicated: Smallpox

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2 senators are working across the aisle to address the mental health crisis

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North Korea is reporting a major disease outbreak, but it's not calling it COVID

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Infant formula made by a subsidiary of Reckitt is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage on Saturday in Houston. The FDA announced a preliminary agreement with Abbott, a competitor, to restart production at a Michigan factory. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Nurses have had an up-close view of the pandemic deaths in the U.S.

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White House invokes the Defense Production Act for the baby formula shortage

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Pro-abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C., on May 14. While most U.S. adults favor some restrictions on abortion, according to our new poll, most also say they do not support overturning Roe v. Wade. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Two-thirds say don't overturn Roe; the court leak is firing up Democratic voters

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