The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared this year’s flu outbreak to be the worst on record since the 2009 flu pandemic. Last week, one in 15 doctors' appointments were made for flu symptoms, and 37 children have…
By Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
Efforts to expand physician-assisted death, which is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., are met with powerful resistance from religious groups, disability advocates and the medical establishment.
By Laura Santhanam
Health professionals have worried for years about how easily children accidentally slurp down detergent pods meant for washing machines and dishwashers. More recently, they've also worried about teens, young adults and the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge."…
By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
The bill enacted late Monday suspended three taxes that came in under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law: a tax on medical devices, one on high-cost health care plans offered by employers, and another on health insurance companies.
By Associated Press
The 55-43 vote to confirm the former drug company and government executive as secretary of Health and Human Services was largely along party lines.
By Dr. Amber Robins
The exam confirmed his good physical and cognitive health, the White House physician said, while revealing areas, such as his diet, that need improvement.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
There is a deep ideological schism between equally respected experts about what constitutes proof that exercise can benefit patients with mild cognitive impairment.
By Murrey Jacobson
Krim, who was a geneticist and virologist, saw the need for attacking the stigma, speaking up on behalf of those who were discriminated against, changing public attitudes and using the power of science and public health to fight for better…
By Erin Mershon, STAT and Ike Swetlitz, STAT
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
By PBS NewsHour
This year's flu outbreak is the most widespread the Centers for Disease Control has ever seen. Doctor visits are climbing and pediatric deaths from the illness are up as well. What makes it so severe? Dr. Amber Robins of Georgetown…
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