Wyoming Judge Temporarily Blocks the State’s New Abortion Ban
Wyoming’s Constitution guarantees a right to make individual health care decisions. The new ban attempts to circumvent that right by declaring that abortion is not health care.
The Times Switches to C.D.C. Covid Data, Ending Daily Collection
As local data sources become less reliable, The Times will instead report information collected by the C.D.C. on its virus tracking pages.
Rising Rate of Drug Shortages Is Framed as a National Security Threat
A Senate homeland security committee examined growing health care shortages amid reports of rationing within hospitals.
U.S. Organ Transplant System, Troubled by Long Wait Times, Faces an Overhaul
The Biden administration announced a plan to modernize how patients are matched to available organs to shorten wait times and reduce the number of people who die while waiting.
DNA From Beethoven’s Hair Unlocks Medical and Family Secrets
By analyzing seven samples of hair said to have come from Ludwig van Beethoven, researchers debunked myths about the revered composer while raising new questions about his life and death.
Why Are Public Restrooms Still So Rare?
Cities in the U.S. and elsewhere have made strides, but challenges remain.
Report of Wuhan Market Samples Found Covid and Raccoon Dog Genetic Material
In a much-anticipated study, experts described a swab that was positive for the coronavirus and contained loads of genetic material from raccoon dogs.
Warren Boroson, Who Surveyed Psychiatrists on Goldwater, Dies at 88
The defeated Republican presidential candidate sued Mr. Boroson and the magazine he worked for, saying it had libeled him for suggesting that he was mentally unfit for the presidency.
Overlooked No More: Lilian Lindsay, Britain’s First Female Dentist
The profession was considered unladylike in 1890s England, where she was refused admission to dental school. But she found one in Scotland, and became a notable figure in dentistry.
Scientists Investigate a Bird Flu Outbreak in Seals
Wild birds passed the virus to seals in New England at least twice last summer, a new study suggests.