Supersized debate: opinions flowed over at the public hearing on New York City’s proposed ban on large-sized sodas, on which the Board of Health is set to vote on Sept. 13
The proportion of U.S. patients who receive effective treatment has jumped from 45% in 2001 to 72% in 2010, according to a large national study, but that’s still lower than some previous estimates
Thousands of scientists, doctors, policymakers and people living with HIV are meeting this week for the annual International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., the first time the conference is being held on U.S. soil in 22 years.
Even in countries that have made great gains in reducing the burden of AIDS, the epidemic is still growing among gay men
Doctors now have another weapon against HIV/AIDS in their arsenal, and it’s a potent one.
In 2006, New York City passed a first-in-the-nation ban on trans fats in restaurant food. Here’s how it worked
With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.
It may take as few as five mutations for H5N1 to go from being a bird-only problem to a potentially deadly human pandemic flu, researchers report.
The FDA reports that drug prescriptions for kids have dropped overall since 2002, but while the use of certain drugs like antibiotics fell, prescriptions for others, including ADHD meds, increased significantly.
People can more accurately remember the health warnings included in graphic cigarette labels than in standard text-only Surgeon General’s warnings, a study finds.
The use of CT scans, MRIs and other imaging tests has skyrocketed over the last 15 years, leading some experts to raise alarms over the potential risks of patients’ increased exposure to radiation.
Covering up is no fun in the summer sun, but it’s a must-do: skin cancer affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. each year. To reduce the risks for your and your family, here are a few sun-protective products that experts recommend.
Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging governments and doctors to increase surveillance of potentially untreatable strains of drug-resistant gonorrhea and are calling for more vigilance on the proper …