Illustrative image of virus associated with acute flaccid myelitis.
A polio-like virus has afflicted more than 500 children in the US in the past five years. A doctor who has treated children with the disease explains the symptoms.
Many children experience the death of a loved one. How teachers respond matters.
When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can support children in grief.
Madres y familiares sosteniendo en brazos a bebés que nacieron con microcefalia, uno de los muchos problemas médicos graves causados por el síndrome congénito por el virus del Zika.
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El zika aún no se puede curar, pero se han identificado factores en la sangre que indican malformaciones fetales congénitas por zika, lo que facilitará a las madres decidir si interrumpir el embarazo.
People ride Bird scooters – without helmets – in Santa Monica, California.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
These photos show mothers or family members holding infants born with microcephaly, one of many serious medical problems caused by congenital Zika syndrome.
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There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. But researchers have identified factors in the blood that signal a fetus has Zika-related birth defects, helping mothers decide whether to terminate a pregnancy.
Young people may be vaping during school, a study of Twitter posts suggests.
A new e-cigarette called Juul may be gaining popularity among youth. A new study used a novel approach to see if kids are vaping in school.
Exhaustion and burnout among physicians are growing problems.
The opening session of a meeting of neurologists focused on a problem plaguing doctors: burnout. Doctors are growing increasingly stressed, and it's affecting patients, too.
A security worker stands outside the Group of TB Hospitals in Mumbai in 2015.
The health care debate in the US has focused on a looming crisis, with millions possibly losing insurance coverage. In India, an immediate crisis looms with tuberculosis.
In the wake of Trump’s proposed transgender military ban, new research highlights the potential for entertainment –more than news coverage – to open minds on even the most polarizing issues.
As the show’s popularity surged, interest in suicide also grew.
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Researchers found that suicide-related searches soared in the weeks after the show's release. What are the broader public health implications?
Green colonies of allergenic fungus Penicillium from air spores on a petri dish. Penicillin was the first antibiotic.
We've been told for a long time that we must take all of our antibiotics. But maybe we didn’t need so many to begin with. Here's why.
President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan after the House passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and cut back Medicaid funding.
The health care bill recently passed by the House imposes big cuts to the underfunded Medicaid program. A new approach is needed, starting with the best ideas of both parties.
The FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Orphan Drug Act was enacted 34 years ago to encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases. Drug companies were guaranteed seven years of exclusivity. Then the rush was on to run up prices.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, left, joined by Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., holds up a copy of the original Affordable Care Act bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wed., March 8, 2017.
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Republicans opposed Obamacare's mandate as much as they decried any part of the bill. How would their replacement idea, pegged to incentives, work?
How many people are trying to connect America’s cities?
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World-class fiber-based internet service is available in less than a quarter of Los Angeles County. By contrast, it's almost ubiquitous in Stockholm and Paris.
Medical students protest outside the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to express their views on changes to Obamacare.
Republicans have tried dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, but their biggest challenge has been the lack of a workable replacement plan. Here's an idea devised by two health economists.
A screen shot of open enrollment for 2017 Obamacare plans. Open enrollment is now closed, and opponents hope it will be closed forever.
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Opinions are strong about the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone understands what the nearly 1,000-page law does. In case you missed the high points of the law, here's a primer to help.
New research shows that exposure to fine particulate air pollution may double the risk of dementia in older women by increasing growth of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.
The case for academic-industry collaboration.
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Academics are trained to answer important questions about health policy, and collaborating with industry on research can have a big impact.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands.
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Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.