By Ben Wolford | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00
Some scientists had predicted the global population would peak around 2050. But an updated estimate suggests there's no sign of stopping.
By Ben Wolford | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:39
Pennsylvania could have created a registry of complaints about its fracking industry in 2011. Now the former health secretary says that was a mistake.
By Ben Wolford | Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:57
When customers at a New York City Chop't claimed to find a dead rodent in a wrap, some suggested the photos were a stunt.
By Ben Wolford | Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:55
In 2012, an AIDS expert in Jamaica testified in favor of laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. Last week, his university removed him from the helm of a health institute, saying the community had lost confidence in him.
By John Ericson | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:40
The scorecard rates U.S. states' disease control and prevention capacity on a scale of one to 10, recording a high of 8 in one state and a low of two in three states.
By John Ericson | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:10
Project Tycho will make 125 years of surveillance tables and disease reports available to everyone.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:18
Antibiotics can be more harmful than you think, especially if they are taken unnecessarily for viral illnesses.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 14:00
LA County Dept. of Public Health issued a strong mandate to health care workers in about 680 facilities: get a flu shot, or wear a face mask.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:32
A smokers' rights group won its lawsuit against the New York state parks agency in a classic battle over public health versus individual rights.
By Nsikan Akpan | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 09:57
A toilet cleaning club in Tokyo boasts a spiritual cleansing via the scrubbing of public urinals.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:53
As a rim fire burns near Yosemite National Park, officials warn that San Francisco's water supply may be at risk.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 22:33
Type 2 diabetes among New Yorkers has been rising over the past decade, and according to health officials, there's no end in sight just yet.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:57
Oregon Department of Agriculture confirmed late Friday that 25,000 bees died due to application of an insecticide called Dinotefuran, which is commonly known as Safari.