Health

  • October 25, 2011    

    Photo courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration No more picking up “Bliss,” “Cloud Nine” or “Hurricane Charlie” at the corner grocery store. The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a temporary ban on U.S. sales of street drugs generically known as … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011    

    Mauricio Aguilar began using cocaine when he was 17 years old. The NewsHour’s global health unit is in Nicaragua this week, reporting on upcoming elections and global health issues. Look for our broadcast reports and more online content in early … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011  

    How much time are our youngest children spending in front of screens? Jeffrey Brown discusses new studies that chronicle the increasing use of digital devices by young children — and the resulting health effects — with James Steyer of Common Sense Media and Dr. Ari Brown of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011  

    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended for the first time that boys and young men get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to protect them from cancers resulting from sexual activity. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new recommendation with Rob Stein of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2011    

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega leads in polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Photo by AFP. The NewsHour’s global health unit is in Nicaragua this week, reporting on upcoming elections and the push to prevent deadly childhood diseases. Look for … Continue reading

  • October 21, 2011    

    Each week the NewsHour’s global health unit highlights what’s new in the Twitterverse for our readers. Check out our Tweet picks from the world of global health this week, and be sure to send us your suggestions! Follow our global … Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011    

    It was a one-two punch that rattled the very foundations of the cancer world. Two years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force questioned the benefit of routine mammograms for women under 50. And just this month, it advised that … Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011    

    Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Obama administration Thursday released its much-awaited final rule for Medicare accountable care organizations, which make it easier for doctors and hospitals to participate by cutting in half the number of performance measurements, removing the electronic health … Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011    

    Rwanda plans to place every child living in an orphanage with a family, worrying teens who have lived in orphan communities for years. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011  

    There have been plenty of questions and reactions in the medical community since a government panel recommended changing the way men are screened for prostate cancer. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on some of the responses among patients and doctors. Continue reading