The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new recommendations Tuesday to help nursing homes combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The CDC says up to 75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes are given incorrectly.
Two promising Ebola vaccines will soon be tried on the frontline of the epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has announced. Trials in limited numbers of volunteers suggest the vaccines are safe and can generate an immune response.
The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry.
Legislation that expands the availability of telehealth services and requires insurers to cover the costs of those services has been signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Americans, by and large, don't seem all that worried about what happens to the information in their medical records. An NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll found that data privacy didn't appear to bother most respondents. Privacy worries ran highest for information held by health insurers, but...
Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus to screen women for cervical cancer before using a Papanicolaou—or Pap—smear for screening.
Utah will still not be allowed to require Medicaid recipients to work, even though the president has offered Utah Gov. Gary Herbert more flexibility on the issue, federal officials said Wednesday.
Nine cases of measles have been confirmed in people who visited Disneyland or its adjacent California Adventure park in late December, state health officials said on Wednesday, urging anyone who may have been exposed to contact a doctor.
The state’s largest health insurer has unveiled an online cost tool that exposes wide disparities in billing patterns among North Carolina’s doctors and hospitals.
Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same taxes, marketing restrictions and limitations on public use as traditional tobacco products, according to new guidance from cancer experts.
As the U.S. grapples with a flu season that has killed 21 people so far, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday cleared the way for greater use of a molecular test designed to quickly detect the presence of the virus in a nasal swab.
An unusual method for producing antibiotics may help to solve an urgent global problem: the rise in infections that resist treatment with commonly used drugs, and the lack of new antibiotics to replace ones that no longer work.