News: Health

How COVID vaccines have boosted the development of an HIV vaccine
Michaeleen Doucleff | May 12, 2022
Dr. Jesse Clark is an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles. The COVID pandemic "has spurred people to try to end the HIV epidemic again," he says. Grace Widyatmadja/NPR About a year ago, Dr. Jesse Clark was taking care of people hospitalized with COVID when he ...
North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak
The Associated Press | May 12, 2022
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top, visits state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters in North Korea Thursday, May 12, 2022. AP Updated May 13, 2022 at 12:15 AM ET SEOUL, South Korea — Six people have died and 350,000 have been ...
5 big ideas for the White House’s Global COVID Summit
President Joe Biden speaks at the virtual Global COVID-19 Summit on Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. On May 12, the White House will host the second Global COVID-19 Summit. Evan Vucci | AP What does the world need to do to help countries recover from the pandemic? We asked ...
3 ways to get COVID pills, if you’ve just tested positive
Pien Huang | May 11, 2022
The Pfizer COVID treatment Paxlovid can be a challenge to get quickly. Fabian Sommer | Picture Alliance via Getty Images If you've just tested positive for COVID-19, and you have common risk factors for serious illness, there are now ample treatments available – generally at little or no cost – ...
The nationwide shortage of baby formula is a major stressor for parents
Joe Hernandez | May 10, 2022
Baby formula is displayed on the shelves of a grocery store with a sign limiting purchases in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Michael Conroy | AP Updated May 12, 2022 at 9:07 AM ET For the past three months, Chloe Banks and her husband have been struggling to buy formula for their ...
Colombia legalized abortions for the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. A backlash ensued
John Otis | May 10, 2022
Demonstrators who support abortion rights celebrate outside the Constitutional Court in Bogota, Colombia on February 21. After an 8-hour debate, the court decriminalized abortions during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. Chepa Beltran | Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images BOGOTA, Colombia — As some U.S. states place ...
In Texas, abortion laws inhibit care for miscarriages
Charlotte Huff | May 10, 2022
An attendee holds her child during A Texas Rally for Abortion Rights at Discovery Green in Houston, Texas, on May 7. Recently passed laws make abortion illegal after about six weeks into a pregnancy. Mark Felix | AFP via Getty Images As the Supreme Court appears poised to return abortion ...
Doctors Without Borders addresses charges of racism within its ranks
Joanne Lu | May 9, 2022
This Doctors Without Borders clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is called Pran Men'm (Take My Hand) in the local language. The humanitarian medical aid group operates in more than 70 countries. Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images Doctors Without Borders is renowned for providing medical aid in some of the most challenging ...
Few eligible families have sought federal payment of COVID funeral expenses
Blake Farmer | May 9, 2022
Pews were marked off to encourage social distancing at a funeral home in Temple, Penn., in March of 2021, around the time the Delta variant began to take hold in the United States. Ben Hasty | MediaNews Group via Getty Images On a humid August afternoon in 2020, two caskets ...