Officials still concerned about polio in eastern province
Typhoon Haiyan has left the country’s infrastructure in shambles. The precarious community needs to figure out how to properly collect the bodies of the dead, keep salt out of the water supply, and control any infectious disease …
The government is closed — which means that important public health programs like disease-tracking and food safety efforts, not to mention important basic medical research, may be going dark.
The Alabama Department of Public Health is venturing into the mobile universe as the first state with a health app for residents.
Why medical professionals may be the best messengers for global warning right now
To get their patients up to date on their vaccines and screenings, doctors should make sure they get health checkups themselves.
SARS raised the worldwide alarm for how vulnerable we are to disease epidemics. Did we learn our lesson?
Young women who came of age in the late 1960s and ’70s, when many states had lowered their legal drinking ages to under 21, remained at higher risk of suicide and homicide into adulthood, a new study finds.
As we look back over the decade since 9/11, perhaps the most pressing question is this: are we ready for another one?
How do we know which numbers to trust and which health studies are sound? Healthland faces this dilemma every day, so we spoke with Charles Seife, the rare journalist with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, from Princeton no less.
So long, pyramid. Welcome, MyPlate! First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled on Thursday the government’s new symbol for healthy eating, a colorful plate divided into the basic food groups, which will officially replace the …
One in six American children now has a developmental disability — a 17% increase over the past decade, driven largely by increases in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to government researchers.
Like a lot of reporters, I spare a fair amount of a time on the road, maybe eight to 10 days a month on average. I like traveling — I wouldn’t have gotten into this line of work if I didn’t — and as TIME’s environment …