Still, while President Trump and members of Congress from both parties regard lowering drug prices as a political cause, total expenditures on prescription drugs rose 2.5 percent last year, to $335 billion.
Vaccination for all Samoans ages 6 months to 60 will be free, the government said, but the top priority is children under age 4 because they are most at risk of deadly complications and also have the vaccination
“We can get it done. We can end the status quo, provided we change our expectations and the culture of satisfaction with where we are now,” Jay C. Butler, the CDC’s deputy director of infectious diseases,
Research has shown that too little vitamin K is associated with age-related concerns, such as cognitive function, heart health and mobility. For example, in one study this year by Booth and her colleagues,
The burning pain of acid indigestion — commonly called heartburn — affects an estimated 60 million Americans at least once a month and 15 million people daily, according to the American College of Gastroenterology.
On Sunday, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi announced “all public service and all government services will be closed” on Dec. 5 and 6 “in order to allow all public servants to with
A report published by Milliman, a risk management and health-care consulting company, found that patients were dramatically more likely to resort to out-of-network providers for mental health and substance
Among the warriors for civility — a.k.a. kindness — is Jamil Zaki, 39, a Stanford University psychology professor whose lifework is focused on helping us become our better selves. For the past three years,
After miscarriage, I was rocked by depression. Like many other women, I didn’t get follow-up care for this loss.
That was the first night after I miscarried at 12 weeks pregnant. Those early morning flashbacks lasted for weeks. After my miscarriage was handled medically, the effect on my mental health also needed
Physical injuries are just the tip of the iceberg: Unintended pregnancies, post-traumatic stress disease, increased drug and alcohol misuse, and poor overall health can result from violence against women,
In financial disclosures in the past several weeks, opioid manufacturers Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal Pharmaceuticals and wholesale drug distributors
The CDC received reports of 623,471 abortions in 2016, down 2 percent from the prior year. The figure represents the lowest number of abortions reported since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in as
Benefits of stem cell heart therapy may have nothing to do with stem cells, a study on mice suggests
The discovery will have to be repeated and investigated in human tissue, but the emergence of a likely explanation for how heart cell therapy can have modest benefits comes after years of hype, hope and
Days later, the man started feeling dizzy, having headaches and experiencing epilepsy-like symptoms such as limb twitching and mouth foaming while trying to sleep at night, according to the report. Co-workers
The measles outbreak was declared Oct. 16 and is spreading rapidly throughout the island with unprecedented severity, CDC officials said. Children under 5 account for nearly half of cases. In late November,
The patient’s heartbeat was stable, researchers said, even though he was running a temperature of 102. His labored breathing caused an inadequate supply of oxygen to his tissue. His failing kidneys were
Last year the warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came on Nov. 20, two days before Thanksgiving, and was unusually sweeping, declaring that no romaine in the United States
The report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was immediately hailed by outside researchers for its comprehensive treatment of a still-enigmatic trend: the reversal of historical
But as the lab team raced to test a last batch of lung fluid samples, the tool needed for the chemical analysis suddenly crashed. Scientists feared their precious samples would be destroyed. “My stomach
About 2 million people each year seek treatment for sharp, stabbing, sometimes burning pain in the heel or arch of their foot, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The diagnosis:
Tens of thousands of alarms shriek, beep and buzz every day in every U.S. hospital. All sound urgent, but few require immediate attention or get it. Intended to keep patients safe by alerting nurses to
A doctor gave me false hope about my dad’s cancer survival. It made his death much more devastating.
“He doesn’t look so good,” I say tentatively, always deferential. I had been a caretaker to a sick man long enough to know not to alienate the people you need. “He’s lost a lot of weight, and, well, look
In one small sample from one insurer, Kaiser Health News found dramatic differences among the costs for its own employees. At a Sacramento facility, the insurer paid $85, but just a little more than half
A slew of medications and targeted treatments did little to alleviate her worsening symptoms. Two pulmonologists, an otolaryngologist, allergist, cardiologist, infectious disease specialist and her family
The NCCIH’s website offers a trove of research-based information. It can help you find and evaluate online resources about health approaches, understand the results of medical studies and learn more about
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores
The president, for his part, raised questions about the wisdom of outright “prohibition” of e-cigarette flavors, although he himself had announced one two months ago. He noted Friday that bans could lead