Nation Mar 26Autism diagnosis more common after improved screening, closing racial gap
While the diagnosis gap is narrowing, it's not clear that minority kids are getting the same access to services and treatment, said Michael Yudell, a Drexel University public health professor.
Health Mar 18How social distancing works and what it means for you
In this time of coronavirus and "social distancing," simple questions have suddenly become complex.
Health Mar 12Slow virus testing is a ‘failing,’ U.S. health official says
The lack of comprehensive figures means U.S. health providers could quickly be overwhelmed by undetected cases.
Health Mar 09As labs ramp up, who can get tested in U.S. for coronavirus?
Who can get tested for the worrisome new coronavirus? It's a complicated question that's left doctors, patients and some health experts frustrated and concerned…
Nation Feb 27About 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese, government survey finds
A half-century ago, about 1 in 100 American adults were severely obese. Now it's 10 times more common.
Health Feb 27California novel coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin
California officials said the person is a resident of Solano County, northeast of San Francisco, and is getting medical care in Sacramento County.
Health Feb 20In rough a U.S. flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far
For kids, the flu vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor's office. Experts say that's considered pretty good for a flu vaccine.
Health Feb 14Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits U.S. kids
Health officials Friday said 92 flu-related deaths have already been reported in children.
Health Jan 30For 1st time in 4 years, U.S. life expectancy rises, but only a little
The rise is mostly due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses.
Health Jan 21U.S. gets 1st case of new virus that caused an outbreak in China
A U.S. resident who recently returned from an overseas trip has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak in China and stringent monitoring around the world, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.