Doctors must step up to protect people with drug-use problems in the current political climate, Pamela Das and Richard Horton urge in a Lancet editorial.  

Across the US, the number of babies born in drug withdrawal has spiraled. As they become school age, teachers are facing challenges for which there is no steadfast protocol. “They’re just these damaged little brains that are not psychologically ready to learn,” says…

 “Alcohol advertising is not a harmless brand-promoting activity,” write the University of Cape Town's Leslie London and colleagues who researched the issue in an urban and rural area of South Africa. Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol ads take a heavy toll on…

Little is known about marijuana’s medicinal or injurious effects, which complicates the drug’s shifting legal status. Some studies hint at relief for patients dealing with chronic pain or anxiety. Some indicate higher levels of violence and possible correlative opioid…

Following yesterday’s dismal news of a yet another decline in US life expectancy, Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he will put $50 million into helping up to 10 states fight the opioid epidemic over the next 3 years. The funds will support a unique collaboration…

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.

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

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…

When a massive landslide hit in Snohomish County, Washington in 2014, local leaders learned from the response. Now, they’re drawing on those lessons to fight the community’s opioid crisis.