Friday's health stories


Herb Scribner
May 13, 2022 - Health

Milk banks see increased demand amid baby formula shortage

Breast milk at the Mountain West Mothers Milk Bank in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Breast milk. Photo: Natalie Behring via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
May 13, 2022 - Health

Some schools bring back masks amid uptick in COVID cases

Students in Isabel Reyes kindergarten class at Stanley Mosk Elementary school wear masks while indoors Friday, March 11, 2022.
Students in a kindergarten class at Stanley Mosk Elementary in Winnetka, CA on March 11. Photo: David Crane/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
May 13, 2022 - Health

Abbott to provide baby formula flexibility for low-income families

Grocery store shelves where baby formula is stored.
Baby formula on shelves. Photo: Stefani ReynoldsAFP via Getty Images)

Louisiana abortion bill allowing homicide charges against patients stopped for now

Picture of people protesting in favor of abortion access wearing red robes
Handsmaid themed protesters march down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 25, 2019. Photo: EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images

Mayors tackle mental health

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios
Tina Reed
May 13, 2022 - Health

Businesses face major benefits questions amid Roe uncertainty

Illustration of a contraceptive pill packet shaped like a briefcase.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios
Shawna Chen
May 12, 2022 - Health

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death

Photo of a person in a yellow hazmat suit walking by a row of counters where people are wiping down surfaces
Employees spray disinfectant and wipe surfaces as part of preventative measures against the coronavirus at the Pyongyang Children's Department Store in Pyongyang, North Korea, on March 18. Photo: Kim Won Jin/AFP via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
May 12, 2022 - Health

U.S. will be vulnerable to COVID without more vaccine shots, says Ashish Jha

A health worker draws the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial. Photo: Dinendra Haria, Getty Image
Erin Doherty
May 12, 2022 - Health

U.S. and world leaders pledge more than $3B to fight pandemic globally

A young student in South Africa receiving a COVID vaccination.
A health worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a student during a rural vaccination drive in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on March 9. Photo: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
May 12, 2022 - Health

Biden orders flags at half-staff for 1 million COVID deaths

White House flaf half-staff
The U.S. flag flies at half-staff atop the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Deaths from COVID begin to rise again

Opioid abuse treatments don't reach those most at risk

Caitlin Owens
May 12, 2022 - Health

Biden administration and GOP clash over vaccine strategy

Illustration of pattern of blue Covid-19 vaccine bottles on top of red and white stripes of American flag.
Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 12, 2022 - World

North Korea enters "severe emergency" lockdown after confirming COVID case

A pupil has her temperature taken as part of anti Covid-19 procedures before entering the Pyongyang Secondary School No. 1 in Pyongyang on June 22, 2021.
A student has her temperature taken as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19 before entering the Pyongyang Secondary School No. 1 in Pyongyang, North Korea, last June. Photo: Kim Won Jin/AFP via Getty Images