WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading
Taking a look at hospital discharges is one method researchers are using to understand what shifts in an aging population could mean for the health care system. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they’re not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. Continue reading
NEW YORK — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response to the Ebola epidemic is far less robust, and experts are wondering why. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a press conference at 3 p.m. EDT today to update the investigation of Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa. Director Dr. Tom Frieden and the Texas Department of State Health Services Director Dr. David Lakey will brief the media. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a news conference today at noon EDT to address the current state of response to Ebola cases in the United States and West Africa.