Scientists and public health officials are increasingly using digital surveillance tools to monitor diseases and plan how to react to outbreaks. The new technology has shortened by half the amount of time it takes for public health officials to determine that an outbreak has occurred.
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is becoming more common among kids. Rates of diagnosis have shot up over the past decade. At the same time, though, experts say some classes of kids are still going undiagnosed, perhaps because of where they live, or their gender.
Cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, as a cardiac consultant at the Los Angeles Zoo, discovered that collaborations between veterinarians and medical doctors are beneficial to both professions. In her new book, she explores how health problems in animals might offer some solutions for humans.
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is asking doctors to test and alert patients of genetic conditions regardless of their desire to know the information. But are doctors and patients equipped to explain and understand this kind of information?
Researchers, in preliminary research, have found Botox might bring relief to patients suffering from depression or anger issues. Though Botox is typically used cosmetically and for a number of health issues, some hope this means it could be used for mental health reasons in the future.
A new study from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology released Monday says fewer women with ovarian cancer seek the best care. Complicating matters, one reporter says women who do choose to undergo these aggressive treatments oftentimes have a hard time finding a qualified surgeon.
New research released Sunday reveals that, for the first time, a baby born infected with HIV has been cured of the diseases. Though doctors are excited about the news, they remain cautious and unsure of what this could mean for future cases of HIV.
Ariel Sharon, Israel's former prime minister, has been in a permanent vegetative state since he suffered a stroke in 2006. Recently new tests have revealed brain activity -- leaving researchers surprised and raising a whole host of new ethical questions.
Vaccination and prevention will play a vital role in battling the 2013 influenza outbreak in the United States. But the CDC says determining the severity of the outbreak and forecasting how long it will last will be difficult.
Tragedies linked to mental health have been in the news recently and they've sparked a conversation around the unmet mental health needs in the United States. Healthcare professionals are beginning to rethink the way America approaches mental health care.