Facebook’s suicide prevention program may border on unchecked medical research, experts argue. Facebook’s algorithm flags posts that potentially include suicidal threats. A team assesses imminent risk before contacting authorities who can deploy first responders for a “…

I would like to share an idea for a health innovation that I hope the global health and medical communities will embrace. There is a great need for a new subject—mental well-being—in medical studies. Medical training should include attention to maintaining mental health and…

The American Psychological Association has drawn up new guidelines for clinicians treating men and boys. Central to that project is understanding “what’s making their lives untenable.” Among the issues affecting them are elevated levels of depression and anxiety, and…

African Americans seem to be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease than white Americans. But why?

WASHINGTON – Today’s shocking CDC announcement that US life expectancy has declined for 3 years has added extra urgency to a summit of policymakers, experts, innovators and others gathered in the nation’s capital to discussion public health solutions.

Opioid overdoses claimed 42,000 lives in the US in 2016. Air pollution causes 200,000 Americans to die too soon each year. About 1 million violent crimes are committed in the US annually.

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…

South African law allows mental health patients to be admitted to designated hospitals for 72 hours of assessment and to determine treatment. But when patients are volatile, getting them there poses a major challenge. The family of a schizophrenic patient found medical…

In a season of hurricanes, wildfires, gun violence and the still-churning opioid epidemic, the list of problems afflicting health in the US seems long—and short on answers. But public health professionals, policymakers and other experts are developing new strategies for…

HOUSTON – Peter Hotez has 2 words for his fellow scientists: Speak up. A venerable vaccine researcher and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Hotez says he and other scientists of his generation were taught to do science and…