Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The Kentucky Hospital Association launched a program allowing hospitals to share patient information so they can better coordinate care for babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms.
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.
Many childhood diseases have either a genetic basis or predisposition. Some are entirely the result of a change in one gene. Many more are the result of the interaction between a person's genetic makeup and other factors, like environment and lifestyle.
A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.
PCORI will require some researchers to disclose the data they use in their studies so others can recreate them. There are ongoing challenges to making research data more widely available including patient privacy concerns and reluctance by researchers to share their findings.
The U.S. is losing ground on its efforts to combat heart disease, and federal officials found that more than 80% of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged Americans are preventable.
The troubled Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation has been given another week to improve care conditions or risk losing key federal funding.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered the first broad evidence-based advice for diagnosing and treating concussions in children.
California emergency departments are starting to see urinary tract infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, and it may be nearly impossible to identify risk factors that would inform clinicians to use alternative treatments.
Clinicians are more likely to test black patients receiving opioid therapy for illicit drug use than white patients and are quicker to discontinue their opioid treatments when they test positive, according to a new study.