A missing limb, a hole in the throat, and a bald, toothless woman with no larynx are among the images in an anti-smoking campaign that persuaded 1.6 million people to try to quit cigarettes, U.S. health officials said.
Obesity rates among low-income preschool children fell in 19 U.S. states and territories in 2011, suggesting a decades-long rise in young children’s weight may be reversing, U.S. health officials said.
The number of teenage girls in the U.S. vaccinated against human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer, hasn’t increased though the shot can dramatically reduce the risk of the virus.
Backed by a U.S. campaign to slow abuse of prescription painkillers, drugmakers are devising new forms of the medicines that don’t lead to misuse and new products that treat dependency in a bid to change the face of a $9.4 billion market.
Hospitals in the U.S. are adding more beds and boosting staff to meet increasing admissions of patients stricken by the influenza outbreak that prompted Boston to declare a health emergency in the city.
A vaccine for human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer, is proving so successful that the top U.S. disease specialist is pushing to inoculate an entire generation of teenage girls.