It’s 3:45 a.m. as I write this. More than half of Americans surveyed this spring report very good or good sleep quality. Not me. Depending on when you ask, I’d probably fall into the 36 percent who rate their…
By studying the habits of three hunter-gatherer groups who live much the way humans have for thousands of years, a team of scientists is challenging conventional wisdom about how much sleep we need. Hari Sreenivasan goes to UCLA to learn…
By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
“The privacy issues are profound,” said Pam Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy Forum, an advocacy group. “If people are being asked to wear a biometric electronic device, or use a mobile app or work within a wellness program,…
By Gretchen Frazee
The World Health Organization is recommending anyone infected with HIV begin treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, making an additional nine million people eligible for treatment.
By PBS NewsHour
Since 2012, an innovative project in Louisville, Kentucky, has been collecting data on hundreds of the city's asthmatics by attaching GPS trackers to their inhalers to help residents better manage their asthma, monitor air pollution and shape future public health…
The price of Darapim, a 62-year-old medical treatment used by AIDS patients, has increased by more than 5,000 percent after being acquired by pharmaceutical company Turing Pharmaceuticals for $55 million on August 10.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis over their lifetime, a report predicts, calling diagnostic errors a blind spot in modern medicine that sometimes causes devastating consequences.
By PBS NewsHour
Wednesday on the NewsHour, what to expect from the second 2016 Republican debate. Also: the science behind the rampant wildfires in the West, senior intelligence officials are accused of altering reports on the Islamic State, India’s “Henry Ford” of heart…
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
The number of these serious California cases was 83 percent higher than the previous record number reported in the state in 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
“Suffering the Silence” is aimed at enabling those with chronic illness to discuss their illness publicly and on their own terms.
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