Antibiotic resistance risks returning us to an age where even simple cuts and scrapes can become deadly.
Suicide rates have been steadily climbing, but their numbers are likely even higher.
New drugs that promise a cure for the 3.5 million Americans with chronic hepatitis also are benefiting another category of patients: those awaiting life-saving organ transplants.
More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it altogether.
Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center.
Addiction practitioners say they’re seeing a surge in the number of young patients who are hooked on Xanax. Many taking high daily doses of the drug.
“Refining our prescription drug dating process could save billions,” one expert says.
Nearly 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017, about 7 percent more than in the previous year, CDC report.
The opioid epidemic has addicted nearly 3 million Americans and killing more than 350,000. But pregnant women and new moms are particularly vulnerable.
As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales of similarly dangerous painkillers