Health

Vital directions for health and health care

A new publication from the National Academy of Medicine identifies eight policy directions as vital to the nation's health and fiscal future, including action priorities and essential infrastructure needs that represent major ...

Surgery

Trauma research funding needed now more than ever, say experts

Funding for trauma research is needed now more than ever, and should become a priority in the wake of so many lives lost at mass casualty events—including most recently at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, say experts ...

Oncology & Cancer

New York poised to expand access to breast cancer screening

New York is poised to expand access to breast cancer screening under an agreement reached by top state lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made combating the cancer a priority after the successful cancer treatment ...

Immunology

'Immune Camouflage' may explain H7N9 influenza vaccine failure

The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013. Due to its high rate of lethality and pandemic potential, H7N9 vaccine development has become a priority for public health ...

Medications

US to allow morning-after pill for girls of any age

The Obama administration said Monday it would comply with a judge's order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug's availability.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

10 infected with polio in China outbreak

At least 10 people in northwestern China have contracted a highly infectious strain of polio, in the first outbreak of the disease in the country for 12 years, a United Nations group said Thursday.

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