Public Health

Zika virus could cost United States billions of dollars

Zika virus could cost United States billions of dollars

As United States policymakers debate how to devote money and resources to the Zika virus outbreak, understanding the potential economic impact of the virus...
One in three American adults may have had a warning stroke, survey shows

One in three American adults may have had a warning stroke, survey shows

About one in three American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or “mini” stroke, but almost none – 3 percent – took...
Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices and hospitals

Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices and hospitals

People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely...
One third of seafood sold in six DC eateries mislabeled

One third of seafood sold in six DC eateries mislabeled

Scientists at the George Washington University used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent...
Most new to Medicaid have no other option if Affordable Care Act repealed

Most new to Medicaid have no other option if Affordable Care Act repealed

Almost everyone covered through Ohio's Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a new study...
Nearly half of adults in US infected with HPV, study shows

Nearly half of adults in US infected with HPV, study shows

If you currently are sexually active, have been sexually active in the past or have sex in the future, there's an extremely high chance...
Investing in adolescent health and education could bring 10-fold economic benefit

Investing in adolescent health and education could bring 10-fold economic benefit

As the World Bank meetings begin, a new study shows that investments in adolescent health and wellbeing are some of the best that can...
In emergencies, insurance matters

In emergencies, insurance does matter

Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014 states were to extend Medicaid eligibility to people earning less than 138 percent of the federal...
Nearly 50% of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are caused by diet

Nearly 50% of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are caused by diet

Nearly half of all deaths in the United States in 2012 that were caused by cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and type 2...
Marijuana poses unique dangers to children

Marijuana poses unique dangers to children

As many states begin to legalize marijuana use for adults, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its warnings against use by children...