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The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won’t derail vaccinations, a leader says.
Over the 23-year period of a new study, the rate of eye injuries caused by nonpowder guns increased by 168.8 percent. Experts advise eye protection.
Women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and hypertension as well.
A lot of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense.
The $11.6 billion deal for Bioverativ would bolster the French pharmaceutical giant’s portfolio as it faces falling sales for its diabetes drug, Lantus.
Couples that figure out how to rebuild after infidelity, rather than divorcing, often end up with stronger relationships, experts say.
Kentucky’s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail.
With running in a transitional period, an apparel company’s advertising campaign has favored images of people who use the activity to build a community.
Drug deaths draw the most notice, but more addicted people live than die. For them and their families, life can be a relentless cycle of worry, hope and chaos.
An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said.
The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say.
A doctor has developed an advance directive specifically to plan for medical care in the event of dementia.
Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn’t as simple as packing it. Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go.
Mushrooms are a “powerhouse of nutrition” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist.
In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.
The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who object to providing abortions or some types of contraception.
The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: highly educated women, those over 40, and women who have never been married.
Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups.
Early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage were among the factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.
It can be difficult to experience desire if you fear your body or if you cannot recognize it as your own.
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.
Bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than was previously known.
Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health.