For a child, a cancer diagnosis can be the stuff of nightmares. So doctors in Russia have started using a doll to demonstrate treatments, answer questions and try to ease fears.
President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and announced several initiatives to reduce the nation's overdose problem. But critics said these actions don’t go far enough and that more funding is needed. William Brangham reports,…
President Trump has officially designated the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. Besides the symbolism, what does the declaration mean for tackling the crisis? William Brangham speaks with Bertha Madras of the President’s Commission on Combatting the Opioid Crisis…
By PBS NewsHour
In-home hospice care promises 24/7 support for dying patient’s needs, but a new investigation combed through thousands of hospice inspection records and found that calls for help in times of crisis were met with delays, no-shows or were never answered.
By Laura Santhanam and Daniel Bush
President Donald Trump's public health emergency declaration elevated his administration’s response to the opioid crisis -- and stopped short of declaring a national emergency. Here's the key difference.
While arsenic is an ancient health threat, this analysis offers one of the first nationwide appraisals for the groundwater contaminant and spotlights regulatory gaps in the nation’s water infrastructure.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
An analysis by Kaiser Health News of 20,000 government inspection records revealed that missed visits and neglect are common for patients dying at home. Families across the country have called for help in times of crisis and been met with…
By Laura Santhanam
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, but provided no new funds to confront this problem nor took media questions during a press briefing in the White House East Room Thursday.
By Julia Griffin and Nsikan Akpan
Redheads are rumored feel more pain and need more painkillers than their blonde and brown-haired cousins, but the science itself is murky.
By Associated Press
An analysis of newly released government data finds that premiums for the most popular health plans under the Affordable Care Act are going up by an average 34 percent next year.
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