Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. are on the rise, and many women are dying from pre-existing health conditions, according to a report by Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Prescribing a climate remedy: Healthcare leaders aim to affect international climate change negotiations
For an industry that loves to promote the “triple aim” buzz phrase, the U.S. healthcare system often leaves out one important element.
Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 12, 2015, covered the following topics: Public health, pediatric care
The societal costs of childhood lead poisoning are estimated at $50.9 billion annually, according to an analysis in Health Affairs. Despite that, public health efforts to prevent lead poisoning are notoriously underfunded.
After last year's devastating flu season, which hospitalized the largest number of seniors in the U.S. ever recorded, public health officials have had to assure providers that the flu vaccines they're getting right about now will work.
The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday—but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.
What's in a name? A lot, according to groups battling over whether biosimilar pharmaceutical products should be allowed to use the same nonproprietary name as branded products.