Public Health

Heatwaves, drought, wildfires and infectious disease threaten to undermine decades of gains in global public health.
Between a changing industry and the pressure to cut costs, Americans are at risk from E. coli and salmonella.
According to the CDC, at least 37 people have died from vaping-related causes this year, as of the end of October.
As the death toll rises, health officials suspect products containing THC are a major factor.
There’s something lurking in the California wetlands that threatens a vital water supply.
There have been seven deaths and 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury linked to vaping, the CDC said Thursday.
And here's how we could finally (maybe, one day) get the epidemic under control.
The new law is expected to make it more difficult for parents to opt their children out of immunizations.
The individual experienced symptoms consistent with more than 200 similar cases of respiratory illness, health officials said.
"We're embarrassed. We're chagrined," one infectious disease expert said of the potential loss of status, 19 years after the disease was declared eliminated.
More than 1,600 people have died since August in what is the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
Cryptosporidium can survive for days in chlorinated water and cause watery diarrhea for up to three weeks.
“While I understand and respect freedom of religion, our first job is to protect the public health," the governor said.
The Food and Drug Administration said it found asbestos in a makeup kit three months after the company pulled other makeup from its stores.
The U.S. will lose its measles elimination status if the outbreaks continue, the CDC warns.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 60 new cases in the last week.
The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. jumped by 75 within a single week.
A spokeswoman told HuffPost the company is cracking down on hashtags attached to posts containing factually incorrect content.
The Sackler family, which runs Purdue Pharma, has been accused of fueling the opioid epidemic out of sheer greed.
Pennsylvania is the latest state to report a case to the CDC, bringing the number of states to 23.