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.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 10, 2014, covered the following topics: Ebola, pharmacies, medical device tax, medical debt, smoking bans, Medicaid.
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.
Prescription opioid drugs are a major driver behind costs related to the treatment of opioid drug overdoses, a recent study reveals. An analysis published last week in JAMA found that 67.8% of opioid-related drug overdoses treated in emergency departments in 2010 involved painkillers prescribed by...
Infectious-disease experts decry measures they say would undermine the most effective means of controlling the spread of the disease—containing it at its source.
As hospitals increase orders for personal protective equipment, some experts are concerned that demand will lead to price gouging, supply shortages, and in some cases, hoarding by hospitals.
Some states across the country are imposing stringent and unnecessary quarantine requirements on healthcare workers exposed to Ebola patients.
A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.