October 9, 2012 The National Health Service is providing care for short-term travelers. So if you're on holiday and run out of an HIV drug, the NHS will help out, gratis. But if you're thinking of going for a long time to get free care, you're probably out of luck.
July 23, 2012 The first reports of AIDS were from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco among gay and bisexual men. Even now, you can see the lingering geographic contours of how the epidemic unfolded with AIDSVu, an interactive map developed by Emory University's school of public health.
July 23, 2012 The leading international AIDS conference returns to the U.S. after a 22-year hiatus. A lot has happened in the years since the conference was last here. Treatments have turned a disease with a near-certain death sentence into a disease that people can live with for decades. And there is evidence that the epidemic could be greatly slowed or even stopped.
May 21, 2012 Three out of four people who've been sick in the past year said cost is a very serious problem, and half said quality is a very serious problem. Those are among the striking findings from the latest survey on health from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.
October 31, 2011 A Food and Drug Administration analysis shows a drop in heart attacks and strokes among people taking Vytorin in the early stages of chronic kidney disease, before they need dialysis.
September 26, 2011 The polio strains isolated from 10 children in China were linked to virus circulating in Pakistan. They're the first confirmed cases of polio identified in China since 1999, according to the World Health Organization.
August 16, 2011 Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Lyons of the U.S. Public Health Service clarifies a bulletin on uniforms — and our post about requiring a jacket or sweater during the summertime.
August 15, 2011 A heat wave is no reason to lower the uniform standards of the Commissioned Corps of The U.S. Public Health Service, which requires its members to "wear either the sweater or windbreaker jacket when outdoors," according to a new bulletin.
January 11, 2011 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is making some progress in recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. A surgeon on the team caring for her said she was looking good and able to initiate breathing on her own.
January 10, 2011 Rep. Giffords responded to a simple verbal command to show two fingers after surgery, a sign that for now, the speech center of the brain is at least partially intact.
October 27, 2010 An emergency treatment center being built to relieve the pressure on a key hospital in the cholera epidemic was burned down, reportedly by people upset that it was too close to a school. Cholera cases are slowing, yet the scene remains chaotic.
August 26, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's says that the 36,000 annual flu death toll number the media's been using might not be so accurate anymore.
July 19, 2010 The United States contributes a big portion of worldwide AIDS funding, yet the Obama Administration is being criticized for not doing more.
July 9, 2010 An internal agency battle comes to light as FDA scientists say the popular diabetes drug is too risky to remain on the market.