Biden set to name new CDC director

A former Obama administration official with extensive experience in federal and state health services could be the next leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Gun injuries in US surged during pandemic, CDC study shows

For every American killed by gunfire, an estimated two or more more survive, often with terrible injuries—a fact that public health experts say is crucial to understanding the full impact of guns on society.

Medical economics

Vaccine gap 'fueling Nigeria's diphtheria outbreak'

Low vaccine coverage and weak infrastructure have fueled a recurrence of diphtheria in Nigeria, especially in rural areas beset by poor access to healthcare services, public health experts say.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experts call attention to unsupervised youth gun access in Colorado

Public health experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus released a new research letter today in JAMA Pediatrics that examines how quickly Colorado's children and teenagers can access a loaded gun and call ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers expand disease tracking in wastewater

Public health experts commonly track spikes in flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and rhinovirus circulating in a population through weekly reports from sentinel laboratories. These laboratories process samples from ...

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