Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden clashed with progressive challengers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on healthcare in a debate, defending Obamacare and pushing them to be honest about the cost of their plans.

A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis.

The HHS is issuing new regulations aimed at protecting healthcare workers’ civil rights based on religious and conscience objections.

The Trump administration named Georgia public health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Nearly two decades ago, the promise of precision medicine began making its mark on the pages of medical journals – along with speculation that “therapy with the right drug at the right dose in the right patient” – would define the future of medical treatment.

President Obama urged U.S. insurers offering coverage for 2017 under his national healthcare law to step up their efforts to enroll younger and healthier Americans.

The HHS has shifted $81 million in funds from other projects to continue work on developing vaccines to fight Zika in the absence of any funding from U.S. lawmakers.

U.S. government researchers said they have begun their first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine while the Obama administration told lawmakers funds to fight the virus would run out in the coming weeks.

A bipartisan group of senators will soon offer a proposal for more funding to fight a Zika outbreak spreading rapidly through the Americas, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran said on Thursday.   Democrats and Obama administration officials have urged the Republican-controlled Congress to grant nearly $1.9 billion in emergency funds to combat Zika, a […]

After several weeks of study and debate, U.S. health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect microcephaly, a finding that experts hope will refocus attention on efforts to stop infections and prompt U.S. lawmakers to fund emergency prevention efforts.   “There isn’t any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly,” […]