Aug 29, 2014 — Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.
Aug 26, 2014 — Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.
Aug 26, 2014 — Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.
Aug 21, 2014 — The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.
Aug 19, 2014 — Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
Aug 15, 2014 — Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.
Aug 14, 2014 — As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
Aug 13, 2014 — The debate about whether it's OK to engineer and study microbes that could prompt a human pandemic has reignited. Each side now has a website and its own list of Nobelists and superstar supporters.
Aug 7, 2014 — Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
Aug 6, 2014 — Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.