The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it had convened emergency talks amid rising concern over polio after cases were discovered in Afghanistan, Iraq and Equatorial Guinea.
Previous expansions in Medicaid eligibility by states were not associated with an erosion of perceived access to care or an increase in emergency department (ED) use.
Despite high rates of contraceptive use, unwanted pregnancies resulting in terminations remain high among young women.
The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.
The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City prompted large increases in government funding to help communities respond and recover after man-made and natural disasters. But, this funding has fallen considerably since the ...
A new statewide study gives an objective and detailed review of Virginia's emergency mental health system, sheds light on persistent gaps in available services and illustrates the need for timely access to mental health services, ...
University of Liverpool experts have warned that food poverty in the UK could become a public health emergency.
Thousands of hospital workers went on strike in Croatia on Wednesday in protest at cuts to benefits introduced in response to the economic crisis.
(HealthDay)—Street drugs called "bath salts" were linked to nearly 23,000 emergency department visits in the United States in 2011, a new report says.
Nothing, it seemed, could get Cody Cifani to cut back on his daily energy drinks. Then last month, the 15-year-old from McKinney, Texas, had two espresso shots, followed by three Monster drinks to pump himself up for his ...
Research into the rise in obesity associated with the burgeoning industrial and service sectors in low- and middle-income countries found that education is a key factor in reducing the negative impact on women's health.
(HealthDay)—From 2005 to 2011, the number of emergency department visits related to nonmedical use of central nervous system (CNS) stimulants increased about four-fold among 18- to 34-year-olds, according ...
The World Health Organization on Wednesday held off from calling for travel restrictions related to the MERS virus striking Saudi Arabia as the kingdom braces for the Muslim hajj pilgrimage.
They're young. They've been injured in an assault – so badly they went to the emergency room. And nearly one in four of them has a gun, probably an illegal one. What happens next?
(Medical Xpress)—Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that smoking is drastically undertreated compared to chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, or asthma.