New drugs can cure up to 95 percent of patients with hepatitis C, a virus that can be debilitating or deadly. And there’s been a 20 percent rise in new infections from 2015 to 2016 due to the opioid epidemic.
By Cat Wise
Most adults say they struggle with remembering to take their prescriptions. A nationwide study is testing a pill with an ingestible sensor that tracks medication adherence from inside the body.
By Cat Wise
Eight people died and more than 27,200 people became ill from swimming in contaminated water between 2000 and 2014 , the CDC said in a recent report. Here's what you should know.
By Laura Santhanam
The spread of Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2016 was the worst outbreak since the disease's discovery. Here's how international health agencies are responding this time.
By Larisa Epatko
By Lauren Knapp, Saskia de Melker
More women in America die from pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country in the world, and black women are most affected. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on one clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, where midwives are working to facilitate…
Tech giants have developed speech recognition and machine learning technologies that allow doctors to automatically transcribe audio recordings.
A planned rule from the Trump administration would repeal the requirement for federally funded clinics to counsel women on all of their family planning options, including abortion. Yamiche Alcindor puts the proposal in context and what it would mean for…
The White House proposed a plan to change the equation for abortion federal funding in the United States. Here's what that could mean for women's health nationwide…
More than 3.8 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, but the birth rate drop was the largest one-year decline since 2010. Why hasn’t the downward trend changed direction, even though economic conditions have improved? Amna Nawaz explores…
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