The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should bring up the importance of vaccinations during visits but should respect a parent’s wishes unless there’s a significant risk to the child.
A study published Thursday found those who binge-watch TV the most tend to be among the most depressed and lonely people.
The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what he’s calling a precision medicine initiative.
“Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they’re not just putting their kids at risk, but they’re also putting other kids at risk.”
The study found that kids who were allowed at least some time to go out and explore on their own or with friends were between 14 and 19 percent more physically active than kids who were always supervised.
One of the cornerstones of President Obama’s signature health law forbids insurance companies from turning away people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.
Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus’ spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
The American Lung Association gives Indiana an F in tobacco taxes, tobacco prevention and control, access to cessation programs, and C for smoke-free air.
The court will hear arguments in March in a case that will decide whether Obama’s 2010 law allows federal subsidies only in states that have established their own health insurance marketplaces.
Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane calls the approval a “victory for working Hoosiers” but says he’s concerned that Pence left thousands of people without health care coverage.
The plan builds off the Healthy Indiana Plan that began under former Gov. Mitch Daniels. The initial program currently enrolls some 60,000 low-income Indiana residents.
Obama’s proposal would fund research into new antibiotics, monitoring of outbreaks and address resistance at veterans’ and military hospitals. It also would fund efforts to prevent overprescription of antibiotics.
The doctor and a nurse practitioner were arrested by DEA agents in January and are accused of dangerous prescribing practices.
As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign.
Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids’ troublesome seizures or led to other improvements.
A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.
Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working.
New infections linked to the theme parks emerged Wednesday in the outbreak that has spread to five U.S. states and Mexico.
On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting their hopes and concerns in conjunction with Thursday’s anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision.