A daily pill combining four cholesterol and blood pressure medicines taken with low-dose aspirin cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths by nearly one third, according to a new study.
Public health programs in the United States have seen a surge in enrollment as the coronavirus has swept through the country.
As more than 97,000 of the nation's long-term care residents have died in a pandemic that has pushed staffs to the limit, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of deaths from neglect has quietly claimed tens of thousands more.
While COVID-19 vaccines are being developed at record speeds in hope of ending the pandemic, when they’re ready for prime time depends on a long list of research steps.
Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor’s offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks.
A panel of health experts wants U.S. adults to start getting colon cancer screenings at age 45, five years younger than it previously recommended.
Federal health officials on Oct. 30 issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately.
Opioid use in pregnancy has prompted new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by their mothers’ drug use.
The nation’s drug addiction and overdose crisis has barely registered in this year’s presidential campaign. It has been overshadowed by the human and economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak.
From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe, something many poorer countries are not capable of handling.
Shaming people who get sick or don’t follow the rules in a public health crisis has been a thing since well before coronavirus. But the warp speed and reach of social media in the pandemic era gives the practice an aggressive new dimension.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust many Americans into the role of caring for a loved one for the first time, a new poll finds. And caregivers on the whole say they’re encountering unexpected risks and demands as a result of the virus.
A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Oct. 2 for who should be first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups.
One of COVID-19’s scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die — and scientists are starting to unravel why.
How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what’s making you miserable.