One in 10 New Yorkers were infected with swine flu earlier this year, according to a study due out this week....
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If Congress is going to tackle health care, it needs to understand why so many children and adults are in such poor shape. First off, every child in every school deserves a healthful lunch every day.
Prevention is about staying healthy and not being scared into having unnecessary tests. It is about spending fewer dollars on health care and more on good, clean, healthy living.
Twenty-eight years into the epidemic, we still do not have a National HIV/AIDS Strategy to guide use of AIDS-related dollars or hold government agencies accountable for steadily improved outcomes.
The leaked minutes from industry's bisphenol A strategy session in Washington D.C. last week tell a sad and scary tale of desperation.
The media's coverage of the H1N1 swine flu epidemic has been criticized by many for being overblown, fire-fanning, scare-mongering, overly hyped, and ...
Could America's homeless be vulnerable to and ultimately contribute to a pandemic illness? Possibly, yes.
We do not yet know the lethality of this particular strain or mix of animal and human viruses, but it appears at first glance less deadly than the "bird flu."
According to Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS at the CDC, one in 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in her lifetime. That is unacceptable.
Routine maternity ward monitoring, inducing, and anesthetizing have added up to millions of unnecessary cesarean sections: a hospital childbirth system gone insane.
"The Republican Party has traditionally been the pro-swine party," said GOP strategist Karl Rove on Fox News. "This is a moment in our history when everyone must ask themselves: Are you with the pigs, or are you against them?"
Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.
If Congress have lost sight of what this economic crisis is about and whom the stimulus plan is supposed to be helping, perhaps the following sobering statistics will serve as a reminder.
We must turn a critical eye inward, and face the fact that HIV/AIDS has reached crisis levels among the Black population of the US. The statistics are startling.
No question, the energy and economic crisis affect us all. But noticeably absent from the primaries and now the presidential debates have been any discussions about America's children.
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a startling study announcing that the number of children with food allergies has increased 18% in the last decade.
The Centers for Disease Control study (PDF) sounded reassuring when it was made public in 2007. Hurricane Katrina survivors didn't have to worry about...
Is Sarah Palin's grandchild a boy or a girl? I wonder where she gets those eyeglasses?
I was meaning to ask about something else....Oh yeah. What's happening to the HIV epidemic in the US?
Jason K. Burnett, Washington's environmental whistle-blower du jour, is an example of a once rare, now almost common, phenomenon: a political appointe...
WASHINGTON — Seeking to play down the effects of global warming, Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed to delete from congressional testimo...
CHICAGO — The percentage of American children who are overweight or obese appears to have leveled off after a 25-year increase, according to new...
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