COVID-19 Still a Global Health Emergency, Says WHO

COVID-19 Still a Global Health Emergency, Says WHO

The coronavirus remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Monday.

FDA Moves to Ease Rules for Blood Donations

FDA Moves to Ease Rules for Blood Donations

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.

FDA's Advisers Back Plan to Simply COVID Vaccinations

FDA's Advisers Back Plan to Simply COVID Vaccinations

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration agreed with the agency's plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot. 

Record 16.3 million seek health coverage through 'Obamacare'

Record 16.3 million seek health coverage through 'Obamacare'

The government says a record 16.3 million people sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year.

FDA Weighs Major Shift in COVID Vaccine Strategy

FDA Weighs Major Shift in COVID Vaccine Strategy

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts.

California Sues Drug Companies Over Insulin Prices

California Sues Drug Companies Over Insulin Prices

California on Thursday announced it will sue the companies that make and promote most of the nation's insulin.

Cries for Help Pour Into 988 Mental Health, Suicide Line

Cries for Help Pour Into 988 Mental Health, Suicide Line

With bipartisan congressional support and just under $1 billion in federal funds, the 988 mental health helpline has quickly expanded its reach in the six months since it launched.

Medication and Surgery Included in Treatment Options for Childhood Obesity, New Guidelines Say

Medication and Surgery Included in Treatment Options for Childhood Obesity, New Guidelines Say

To fight childhood obesity, new guidelines suggest kids could be treated with medication as young as 12 and surgery for some as young as 13.

New Omicron Subvariant Spreading Even Faster, WHO Warns

New Omicron Subvariant Spreading Even Faster, WHO Warns

The strain, known as XBB.1.5, was revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Friday.

FDA Allows Abortion Pills to be Sold at Retail Pharmacies

FDA Allows Abortion Pills to be Sold at Retail Pharmacies

The Biden administration partially implemented the change last year.

More Kids Sickened by Edibles at Home as Legal Pot Grows

More Kids Sickened by Edibles at Home as Legal Pot Grows

The number of young kids, especially toddlers, who accidentally ate marijuana-laced treats rose sharply over five years as pot became legal in more states.

Flu Starting to Wane in US After Brutal Start to Season

Flu Starting to Wane in US After Brutal Start to Season

The number of flu hospital admissions fell for the second week in a row, according to a national surveillance system run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 107,000 US Overdose Deaths Last Year in the US

Nearly 107,000 US Overdose Deaths Last Year in the US

Nearly 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, according to final figures released Thursday.

US Releases Medicine from National Stockpile as Flu Cases Grow

US Releases Medicine from National Stockpile as Flu Cases Grow

The Biden administration said Wednesday it will release doses of prescription flu medicine from the Strategic National Stockpile.

CVS, Walgreens Limit Purchase of Children's Fever and Pain Relieving Medication

CVS, Walgreens Limit Purchase of Children's Fever and Pain Relieving Medication

An unusually fast start to the annual U.S. flu season, plus a spike in other respiratory illnesses, created a surge in demand for fever relievers.