R. Barkley Payne has been named executive director of the American Medical Association Foundation, the charitable and grant-making arm of the Chicago-based physicians group. His new role is effective Nov. 10.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, 59, will be CEO of Partners in Health, a not-for-profit that operates globally to address healthcare access where poverty is prevalent, including recent work in the West African nations fighting Ebola.
The international health community has begun to consider the use of a decades-old, largely unproven therapy—transfusing blood plasma from recovered patients—as a potential weapon in its arsenal against Ebola.
Cases of tuberculosis are set to accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday.
In Sierra Leone, cellphone users are as likely to get a text about handwashing as about a social gathering. In an effort to contain Ebola, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has teamed up with local cellphone provider Airtel and the Sierra Leonean government to...
Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.
New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.
Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.
Two people who flew into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday are being monitored for Ebola, according to information released by the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules.
Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola transmission, according to health officials, making it the second West African nation to have successfully contained the deadly virus, which has killed more than 4,500 and continues to spread elsewhere in the region.
The director of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan cancelled a scheduled press conference in Ghana Saturday. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by the Associated Press which said the health organization did not respond adequately to contain the...