Jude and her family are refugees from Al-Thawrah, Syria, a town some 100 miles east of Aleppo. Their house was destroyed in a government airstrike in 2013.
Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia, was confirmed as the next secretary of health and human services overnight. The longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act sees a smaller role for the federal government in health care. But his…
By PBS NewsHour
Nearly half of the world’s population cooks using stoves that burn fuel like wood or charcoal, creating harmful -- even deadly -- smoke when inhaled. In Ghana, where cooking with wood is the norm, there’s a study underway to find…
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Economists and policymakers think the U.S. may be overpaying for many medical services, and the health law has a program to test that. But with the ACA up for potential repeal, what happens to that testing now? One of the…
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Women worldwide are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol consumption.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical family claims to have crafted a liver-friendly vodka. But does it work?…
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
The 15-year trend in the U.S. not only runs counter to the worldwide rate, but to that in most other industrialized countries.
By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, according to a poll released Thursday.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Learn some interesting facts about lead, its effect on our health and how it gets in our water.
By Corinne Segal
Psychiatric beds have been a disappearing resource for suicidal patients in recent years.
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