Public Health

“I just don’t understand the mindset of people who want to spread fear," Joshua Nerius said of anti-vaxxers, "who are willfully deciding to ignore the facts."
Claire's, a retailer designed for tweens, denied the FDA's report and accused the agency of mischaracterizing its cosmetics.
Hunters are urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of chronic wasting disease, though they can take years to appear after infection.
The measles outbreak is a perfect example of how parents put their own kids, and others, at risk.
There are hidden killers in our broken food system, says a new report released at the World Economic Forum.
Foods deemed to be at highest risk of carrying foodborne illnesses are currently still being regularly inspected by the FDA.
The partial shutdown is on track to be the longest since the 1970s if the government doesn't reopen by Saturday.
Over 10,000 people in the U.S. have contracted the preventable disease this year.
The federal plan is “a significant step backward in progress to end lead poisoning for children in the United States,” a health justice scholar said.
Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower.
Last year, a record number of children died from influenza. As the flu begins to ramp up this month, experts stress the importance of getting the vaccine.
With a new myth-busting report, experts hope real health concerns can become part of a “more human” immigration debate.
Nearly 250 people in 26 states have contracted salmonella poisoning, the USDA says.
Patient numbers are rising as health responders struggle to fight Ebola in a Democratic Republic of Congo war zone.
But the agency is asking people to check the labels to make sure it isn't coming from California's Central Coast region.
State and federal governments largely have stopped making new investments in public health.
At least 30 such billboards have appeared in West Virginia, New York, Missouri and elsewhere, prompting concerns among medical experts.
Adjusting vaccination schedules for a few children may be worth it.
"We look at this as a public health issue," said Seattle Children's Hospital's chief medical officer.
The outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever has already killed 139 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.