Data Points for the week of Dec. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Mass shootings, healthcare costs, ebola, contraceptive coverage and breast cancer screening
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.
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.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 12, 2015, covered the following topics: Public health, pediatric care
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.
The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.
World health leaders adopted a plan Monday addressing the rising global problem of antimicrobial resistance, as well as efforts toward improving access to vaccines for developing countries.
Dr. Julio Frenk, 61, will be president of the University of Miami, starting in September. Frenk, the university's first Hispanic president, replaces former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, who has led the university since 2001.
The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.