The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center helps develop and run computer models that show the effectiveness of drone delivery of vaccines.
PennEnvironment stresses that traditional picnic foods could be off your plate if there are not enough bees to pollinate crops.
The colonoscopy is the gold standard for prevention and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer but other successful methods are available.
If Texas abortion law survives Supreme Court, minority and rural women will feel effect most, analysis says
Justices are set to rule today on the constitutionality of Texas’ strict abortion regulations, as well as Bob McDonnell and gun convictions.
A new consortium will preserve and share the history of disability rights in Western Pennsylvania.
For adoptees who have exhausted traditional searching methods, DNA testing has been a breakthrough.
Experts attribute the 43 percent jump from 2014 to more intense police training in impaired-driver recognition and the opioid epidemic.
The commonwealth could see as much as $46 million over two years to support wider access to opioid-disorder treatments.
A conference at the the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is highlighting strategies for fighting opioid overuse.
These infections are extremely rare; 138 people have been infected since 1962, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pittsburgh pediatricians quickly ordering flu shot vaccine after CDC committee says don’t use the nasal spray version.
“When you get old and you are unable to hear, you are completely isolated from what’s going on around you,” said Sen. Jim McDermott.
Norman Wolmark is the medical director of breast surgical oncology, cancer research and clinical trials at AHN.
Fish, Chicken & More was cited for numerous food safety violations and for operating without a permit.
The insurer won’t confirm it’s looking for buyer for its profitable HVHC business.
It is the first major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules in 40 years.
There are nearly 14,000 people in Pennsylvania with intellectual disabilities on a waiting list to receive services from the state.
In Pennsylvania, about 48 percent of girls have completed the three-shot HPV series, and only 26 percent of boys, according to the CDC.
Report released today says nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year.
Americans cut their intake of sugar-sweetened sodas by half, but largely turned a deaf ear to advice to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Medical waste was mixed with municipal waste and dumped illegally, landfill operators say.
The Pennsylvania Republican is labeled a member of the “Dirty Dozen” for his record on clean air and water protections.
Several thousand new jobs could materialize in Pennsylvania to support the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to a nonprofit.
Only Pennsylvania and Maryland have similar standing orders.
American Academy of Pediatrics say lead levels among some children are persistently high and more needs to be done to reduce toxicity.
Growing interest in vinegar includes potential health benefits, with some proven and others still the focus of research.
The main dispute is over Allina’s effort to switch union nurses to health insurance plans that carry higher out-of-pocket costs.
Minutes after council passed the unprecedented per-ounce levy Thursday, the beverage industry vowed to continue a fight.
Norma Bauerschmidt, 91, has become an internet sensation by choosing life on the road instead of cancer treatment.
North Huntingdon man donates kidney to son, but their case is rarer than it was because fewer family members are willing to be a living
The information released Thursday is the first time the agency has provided a total number of Zika-related birth defects this year.
Malpractice verdicts hit a 15-year low statewide last year, but legal and medical officials could hardly see the matter more differently.
The city OKs a measure that would impose a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages.
Coinciding with World Blood Donor Day, Cecil Watkins made his 100th donation of 2 pints of platelets on Tuesday.
The MOVE UP program uses a combination of calorie counts and physical activity to help overweight seniors reach weight reduction goals.
Naloxone, which reverses overdoses, has saved 1,000 lives since law enforcement officers became able to carry it in 2014.
Menopausal women can follow these techniques to ensure a visit from the Sandman.
Many women in midlife report disrupted sleep. Pittsburgh women’s health specialists from Allegheny Health Network and UPMC offer advice.
The university has received $475.4 million from the NIH, according to a recent analysis, a 10.4 percent hike from a year ago.
Hundreds — at least — lined up to give blood Sunday in central Florida to help the victims of the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse.
Many seeking guidance on how to seize opportunities being presented by a brand new market.
Charity event is raising money to fund for Alzheimer’s awareness and research.
Also, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren’t smoking as much as they used to, according to government findings.
Allegheny County’s fourth confirmed Zika case was a female Pitt researcher working with the virus. She returned to the lab this week.
In recent years, women have surged ahead, compared to 35 percent of men.
They quadrupled in the United States from 2000 to 2014, but the exact reason for the growth is unclear, officials said Tuesday.
The proposal would require doctors who prescribe controlled narcotics to complete education in pain management and opioids.
Research says long work hours have health impacts, while shorter work weeks also can benefit employers with better productivity and profits.
Pennsylvania medical schools would have to teach good opioid practice, and all doctors would get refresher courses.
“VAXXED,” pulled from New York’s Tribeca Film Festival after groups voiced outrage, will be shown at the Parkway Theater in Stowe.