Public Health

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.
Jens Spahn wants to crack down on those who don't protect their children and others against measles.
"The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable."
There have been 695 measles cases so far this year across 22 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Temple University in Philadelphia had been dealing with a similar outbreak that sickened more than 100 people.
With the disease spreading to new states and the number of cases only expected to rise, here’s what you need to know.
It only takes one scary true story to turn an already fearful parent off vaccines.
As of last week, 555 cases had been reported in 20 states, up from 15 states earlier this month.
Caito Foods LLC, which distributes its fruit to Walmart, Target and Kroger, issued a similar recall last year.
In just the first three months of 2019, the U.S. has already logged a disturbing surge in the illness, which was proclaimed eliminated in 2000.
Recent outbreaks have tended to be in communities with lower vaccination rates.
Philadelphia's health department expects the outbreak to continue "for a while longer" and encourages vaccinating.
“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.