The PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat on the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. ET Oct. 5.
By Laura Santhanam
Only 2 percent of adults nationwide said the country’s opioid problem improved over the last year.
By Laura Santhanam
On bad days, five new babies are born in withdrawal from opioids at Cabell County-Huntington Hospital in southern West Virginia. In the neonatal therapeutic unit, there are zero unoccupied beds, but staff can’t turn the infants away. On one week…
By Margie Skeer, Tufts University
Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point. But Margie Skeer from Tufts University warns that pretending that opioid use is not a problem – or thinking that a child…
By Anna Casey, Kaiser Health News
Many women who served in the military decades ago were victims of sexual assaults but often felt compelled to keep quiet.
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT
More than six dozen sentinel chickens, living in coops dotted around Los Angeles, make up one of the first lines of defense in this sprawling county’s fight against West Nile virus.
Drowning is the most common fatal injury among children with autism, so community centers and schools are offering tailored swim lessons.
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, convened for the third time. Watch the full meeting here.
By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
With four days left in the government’s fiscal year, Congress has not voted on reauthorizing billions of dollars now going to community health centers and other health programs for the 2018 budget year that starts Sunday.
By Fedor Kossakovski
Doctors generally accept that the damage from a traumatic brain injury is irreparable after a person spends 12 months in a vegetative state. New research has just turned this idea on its head.
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