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After Roe v. Wade was overturned, activists speculated that personal data would be used to prosecute abortions. But experts say that this has always been a risk.

Abortion-rights activists demonstrate against the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to abortion, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Childcare is not a family issue, it is a business issue. It affects how we work, when we work and for many, why we work. Moving forward, employer-provided child care could also influence where we work. It is up to businesses to think creatively about ways to build the childcare infrastructure we need to help working parents keep working for their families, and the economy as a whole.

The baby formula shortage has left families scrambling to feed their children. Northeastern faculty explain why breastfeeding—or buying breast milk—isn't necessarily an easy solution. Photo by Paul Hennessy/Getty Images

There has been a gap in doctors' COVID-19 toolkit. A new pill might fill that gap. And it might help save hospitals on the brink. Photo illustration by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Female physicians burn out faster than their male colleagues, according to research by Tim Hoff, professor of management, healthcare systems and health policy at Northeastern. Illustration by Hannah Moore/Northeastern University

Tim Hoff, a professor of management, healthcare systems, and public policy at Northeastern, says the deficiency of long-term relationships between patients and doctors may affect people's willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Professor of Supply Chain Management Nada Sanders says many hurdles must be overcome before the COVID-19 vaccines are available for widespread use.

Millions of people are turning to walk-in health clinics, including CVS's MinuteClinic, because they're more convenient than a doctor's visit. But new research from Timothy Hoff, who is a professor of management, healthcare systems, and health policy at Northeastern, shows that we don't really know whether these retail clinics are as effective as a doctor.

Northeastern researchers in business, health sciences, engineering, and public policy are working together to curb opioid addiction before it starts.