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Hair straighteners may include formaldehyde and endocrine-disrupting compounds that have been linked to cancer and other health problems.
Ending the sale of menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars is key to achieving Cancer Moonshot goals, notably among Black Americans.
Researchers and advocates strive to offer patients a more accurate window into a drug’s impact on daily life.
A ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars could save 650,000 lives in 40 years, notably in the Black community.
Shortages have caused treatment delays or forced clinicians to substitute alternatives in place of preferred therapies.
Shutdown could affect NIH, CDC, community health centers and HIV/AIDS programs, but Medicare and Medicaid payments won’t stop immediately.
New data from a large study may ease fears over Zantac use three years after the FDA found a carcinogen in medications.
Report includes call to action outlining steps Congress must take to maintain momentum.
The United States is currently experiencing a shortage of 15 cancer drugs due to manufacturing and supply chain issues.
People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
We don’t know why the virus can lead to persistent symptoms. We urgently need more research on therapies anyway.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
The American Red Cross started screening all donors using a questionnaire to evaluate behavior-based risk. Folks on PrEP may not donate.
Americans’ choices, often informed by bad or misleading data, are among the causes of poor health.
Galleri is the first of a wave of multi-cancer early-detection tests that analyze DNA fragments in the blood for abnormalities.
A more nuanced approach is recommended to avoid inequitable screening notification of breast density among racial and ethnic groups.
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