Young connected, social-media users report feeling lonely.
FDA lets medical device companies file reports of injuries and malfunctions out of a widely scrutinized public database, leaving doctors in the dark.
Metformin is prescribed for diabetes, and rapamycin prevents organ rejection after a transplant, but doctors can prescribe drugs off-label for “aging.”
Close to 1 million people in California alone cross to Mexico annually for health care, including to buy prescription drugs.
Even with the gains made in drug therapies and understanding of the HIV/AIDS over nearly 40 years, it is not an easy undertaking.
Those infected either weren’t immunized (20( or are unable to confirm (3) that they were immunized.
A KHN review of thousands of FDA documents reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers.
Anyone having an emergency in King County should call the ten-digit number for their local emergency responders.
The bacterium that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum, can be present in semen at high enough concentration to transmit the disease.
In the first half of 2018, there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl, versus 48 deaths recorded during the same time period last year, a 70% increase in deaths.
Wildfire smoke contains toxic compounds can lead to lung irritation, cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and even death.
A Pierce County man in his 40s died Oct. 22 in the hospital from flu-related complications. He had chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications.
The VA is adding naloxone kits to AED cabinets in its buildings across the country, an initiative that could become a model for other health care organizations.
Long-term regular use of medicines to promote sleep should be avoided, as initial effectiveness declines over a few weeks and dependence, side effects increase.