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Trump chose not to sign off on vaping ban, sources say

November 19, 2019


President Trump decided not to sign off on a policy to ban U.S. sales of unapproved flavored e-cigarettes the night before his administration planned to announce the measure, an anonymous adviser to Trump told the Washington Post.

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, mapped

November 19, 2019


Three states were experiencing widespread influenza activity as of Nov. 9, while 27 states were experiencing local or regional flu activity, according to CDC data updated Friday.

From 'embryo glue' to 'assisted hatching': Do these costly IVF add-ons actually work?

November 18, 2019


As demand for in vitro fertilization has grown, fertility clinics have developed supplementary procedures, or "add-ons," that are purported to increase the odds of success—but there is little evidence these add-ons actually work.

Superbug-related deaths are falling—so why are infections on the rise?

November 15, 2019


The number of deaths due to drug-resistant infections in the United States have declined, but the number of these infections are on the rise, indicating that so-called "superbugs" present a greater risk to public health than previously thought, according to a CDC report released Wednesday.

What Americans are stressed about, charted

November 13, 2019


Americans are citing health care, mass shootings, and the presidential election as significant sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey released last week.

Medicare Parts A, B premiums to rise in 2020, CMS says

November 12, 2019


CMS on Friday announced that premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts will increase for Medicare Parts A and B for the 2020 coverage year.

Juul halts sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes

November 11, 2019


Juul on Thursday announced that, effective immediately, the company is no longer selling mint-flavored e-cigarette cartridges, after two studies published last week showed the flavor is popular among adolescents.

The state of US health, in 7 charts

November 8, 2019


The United States has seen decreases in life expectancy and increases in obesity and drug overdose rates, as well as steadily increasing overall health care costs, according to a recent report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics that spotlights the state of health in the country.

Judges strike down HHS' 'conscience protection' rule as unconstitutional

November 8, 2019


Two federal judges this week struck down the Trump administration's so-called "conscience protection" rule, which was intended to enforce protections for health care professionals who have moral or religious objections to providing certain medical care, including abortion care and medically assisted death.

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