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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a major change in the way COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are given. Northeastern experts say it would streamline the process for the public and suppliers.

It turns out that a digital platform assembled by a Northeastern research group on short notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic substantially helped lessen a Massachusetts crisis in healthcare staffing.

With acetaminophen and ibuprofen hard to find, some parents are asking if they can cut down adult medications to give their children. Brandon Dionne, associate clinical professor in Northeastern's School of Pharmacy, urges caution.

It's always been hard to collect information on abortions in the United States. Post-Dobbs legislation in various states could make it even harder.

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