Data Points for the week of Dec. 15, 2014, covered the following topics: Reproductive care, abortions, pregnancy, Medicaid.
Three in 10 cancer deaths in the U.S. are still caused by smoking despite the rate of cigarette use among adults reaching historic lows, a study finds. Smoking was found to be the cause of 29% of deaths from the 12 cancers recognized by the U.S. surgeon general as being directly caused by smoking...
As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.
A lack of adequate studies makes it hard to know whether interventions to reduce many hospital-acquired conditions have produced the intended impact.
Thirty-five hospitals across the country now are designated as Ebola treatment centers, with more hospitals to be named in the coming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.
Data Points for the week of Dec. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: insurance premiums, Medicaid and adults who drink excessively.
Abortion procedures in the U.S. reached a record low in 2011, with 730,322 abortions reported, down 4.6% from 2010, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on the procedures.
Two House subcommittees will host Ebola-related hearings this week. The Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a session Nov. 18 examining the public health response to the Ebola outbreak.
Recent declines in the number of Ebola cases in two of the hardest-hit areas of the West African country of Liberia offer early signs of progress in containing the virus, according to a new government report.
New government data released Thursday about tobacco use finds electronic cigarette use among high school students is on the rise, prompting calls for tougher regulation by medical organizations and anti-smoking advocates.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has ravaged three impoverished nations and continues to represent a significant threat to the lives of individuals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and elsewhere.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to stockpile more than $2 million worth of personal protective equipment to help address potential shortages among healthcare facilities treating suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola.