In the week ahead, regulators will look at ways to curb the opioid crisis and tobacco use.
The World Health Organization this week elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be its next director-general.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland VA have teamed up to study and tackle antibiotic resistance through the establishment of a new center.
The World Health Organization is calling upon government agencies to support a tax on sugary drinks as a means of combating obesity.
Stephen Williams, the longtime CEO of Norton Healthcare, will retire at year-end. He will be succeeded by Russell Cox effective Jan. 1.
Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job—as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity.
Don't hold your breath waiting for members of Congress to return to Washington to deal with the immediate public health threat posed by the Zika virus. That would require putting the public interest over politics, an approach gone missing in action during this poisonous election year.
The sequencing of the human genome represents the most significant breakthrough in healthcare over the past 40 years, according to Modern Healthcare readers.
Think washing your hands is as easy as 1-2-3? Think again! Getting them properly cleaned is an 12-step, 60-second, finger-interlacing and rotational rubbing extravaganza, according to the World Health Organization.
The World Health Organization—the central coordinating body for international health within the United Nations' system, which employs more than 7,000 people in 150 offices around the world—is due for a new chief executive.
Data Points for the week of Feb. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Zika virus and vector-borne diseases.