This is a medical illustration of an drug-resistant fungus,
Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC's list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.
Governments around the world are banning e-cigarettes. This is very bad news for public health.
Health authorities in the United States are investigating what exactly has caused the recent outbreak of vaping-related illness.
Defining what this disease is and who has it has helped those investigating the outbreak understand what caused it.
It’s impossible to conduct truly causal research on media consumption and suicide.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Vaccinations are important to protect against a host of diseases.
Minority opinions posted online can skew social consensus.
Signs in Rockland County, New York telling people about free vaccines in an effort to curb the measles outbreak there.
Seth Wenig/AP Photo
As the measles outbreaks spread, public health officials are trying different measures to curb it. Yet there are limits to what they can do as they balance community safety and personal freedom.
President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, to his left, celebrating the House passage of the AHCA on May 4.
The CBO analysis of the new health care bill not only shows that tens of millions would lose insurance. It is a major shift in this country's attitudes and policies toward helping the poor.
AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in Washington, D.C., 2012. HIV is a particular health concern for LGBT seniors.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
LGBT people face discrimination in health care, as well as significant health disparities. Recent moves by the Trump administration will make these topics more difficult to untangle.
County officials gear up to hand-spray mosquitoes in San Diego.
Congress has failed three times to approve spending to stop the spread of Zika. Their long-term response isn't much better.
A protest outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation in Newtown, Connecticut, March 28 2013.
Thanks to a funding ban passed two years ago, the CDC and other federal groups that study health have been avoiding gun violence research.
Children who are overweight in kindergarten are four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese by year eight…
The creation of an Australian centre for disease control (ACDC) would improve response times to outbreaks.
Steven A. Cholewiak
The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA) and the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) conference in Canberra last week was largely overshadowed by the machinations in nearby parliament…