By DR. HEATHER J. KAGAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 cases continue to appear across the nation, so do opioid deaths.New data acquired this week shows that a concerning number of Americans have died from overdoses since... Read More.
By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In the high-pressure push to combat COVID-19, two things have become abundantly clear: we need effective treatment and we need further data to inform our findings.Sunday evening, the FDA issued what was... Read More.
By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In continued combat against COVID-19, the call for more and better data has grown gradually louder: good information to help equip researchers with understanding of the virus -- and options to fight it.
By DR. MOLLY STOUT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that racial disparities among new lung cancer diagnoses have nearly vanished.Because of deeply-rooted systemic problems, Black Americans tend to experience disproportionate rates of many common illnesses.... Read More.
By DR. MOLLY STOUT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- August is Hair Loss Awareness Month. Studies have estimated that gradual hair thinning in women, called female pattern hair loss, affects nearly 20% of women."Hair loss is a medical issue... Read More.
By ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The nation's top expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force, underwent outpatient surgery Thursday morning to remove a polyp on his vocal cord.
By DR. MOLLY STOUT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As reported COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the U.S., Chicago-based parents Margaret Storey and Jonathan Heller have struggled with the decision to send their daughter, Josie, who's disabled, back to school.... Read More.
By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As communities across the country grapple with whether to bring students back into the classroom, a new COVID-19 data projection dashboard and school reopening guidance released Thursday by the PolicyLab at Children's Hospital... Read More.
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Children in the United States will have expanded access to vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a directive issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).Licensed... Read More.
By DR. NATE WOOD, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Yes, the novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces. No, it doesn't seem to matter.Last week, a new coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand -- where cases were originally thought to be... Read More.
By DR. NANCY A. ANORUO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus rages on, the search for a cure remains elusive. However, there's no shortage of proponents of unproven remedies.Now, doctors are lamenting the latest headlines that... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Even before the pandemic, suicide rates in the United States were rising, according to a new government report.While suicide rates in both urban and rural areas rose steadily between 2000 and... Read More.