The new initiative will help HHS track and end infectious disease threats before they become full-fledged epidemics. The plan includes a private network of contractors to help HHS find and develop new technologies and treatments.
The American Cancer Society recommended that individuals begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, five years earlier than previous guidelines. The change reflects a rise in colon and rectal cancer cases and deaths among adults under 50.
Public health advocates say the battles over opening safe-injection sites for addicts exemplify how much stigma determines drug policy despite the evidence.
The land where Scotch whisky was born has introduced a long-debated public health initiative—discouraging problem drinking by setting minimum prices for booze.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams called on emergency physicians to take a bigger role advocating for evidence-based treatment, supporting harm reduction strategies.
HHS plans to announce forthcoming regulations on Friday that would ban Title X family planning providers from referring patients to abortion clinics, and also prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood.
As House lawmakers try to loosen a controversial limit on residential treatment for opioid addicts, Medicaid reimbursement issues are getting wrapped into the bigger fight over how much Congress should chip away at the longtime provision.
Mayors across the U.S. have claimed they don't have enough health data on residents to target health needs. NYU's dashboard uses demographic data from 500 of the largest American cities to identify health needs.
The CDC is recommending that $100 million in grants for rural counties battling the opioid epidemic should focus on areas with the highest hepatitis C infection rates, leaving out many hard-hit areas.
The National Institutes of Health wants to gather data from 1 million people, including those historically underrepresented in medical research, to advance precision medicine and improve prevention and treatments.
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids killed more people than prescription opioids in 2016, marking a new phase in the opioid crisis.
Nearly 200 congressional Republicans want to cut off Planned Parenthood from Title X family planning grants, a move expected soon from the Trump administration.