Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection.
By Laura Santhanam
Government researchers dove into death certificate data to uncover what drugs are most commonly associated with overdose deaths in the United States. These deaths are on the rise, and heroin is becoming a primarily culprit.
By PBS NewsHour
Last year, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which cause almost two-thirds of all overdoses in the U.S., according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those data also show that last…
By Laura Santhanam
In schools, where companies enjoy a captive audience, food marketing is widespread -- on pizza packaging, football game scoreboards and vending machines, for example. But the messages on healthy eating in the classroom often conflict with both that marketing and…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis and gonorrhea, have risen sharply in U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
By ALLISON BOND, STAT
Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin.
By Nsikan Akpan
On Monday,the CDC updated their Zika-related travel guidelines for Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.
By Virginia Anderson, Kaiser Health News
ATLANTA — It was a call that public health officials were dreading, but for which they had prepared.
In our news wrap Friday, the CDC warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to Florida’s Miami Beach in light of the recent Zika outbreak there. Officials say mosquitoes are now transmitting the virus in the tourist destination; five local cases…
By Sammy Mack, WLRN
For many OB-GYN doctors in Florida, discussing Zika risks with patients has become a standard part of prenatal care.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.