Leisha Nolen, who is about to head back to West Africa, discusses the efforts to fight the outbreak.
CDC urges public not to worry about spread of deadly virus; safety measures in place.
Federal officials hope to begin human trials in September, with possibly more potent testing to occur in 2015.
Diagnostic tests must work properly to avoid harming patients, FDA Commissioner Hamburg says.
Increasing skin cancer cases prompt Acting Surgeon General to voice concerns.
The resignation follows the potential exposure of the disease to scientists, admission of other security lapses.
Hundreds of vials of other potentially dangerous pathogens were also in forgotten boxes on NIH campus.
USDA inspectors found anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators, according to a House committee.
A different shape or color can be confusing, a new study finds.
Government labs in Atlanta sent deadly pathogens to other labs in five incidents in the past decade.
The agency is revisiting regulations banning firms from marketing drugs for “off-label,” unapproved uses.
There was no indication that anyone at the Bethesda facility was exposed to the virus in long-forgotten vials.
Michael R. Bloomberg’s limit on the size of sodas met its demise when an appeals court ruled against it.
Opponents had argued against wht they said was a ‘nanny state’ public health initiative
Government’s new anti-smoking ads focus on additional health complications.
Effort underway to get naloxone into the hands of more people on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Researchers found that government efforts around reducing suicide attempts in children had the opposite effect.
Rapid growth underscores the need for more research into the potential impact on public health, studies say.
The agency’s position on using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the industry.
The FDA and EPA for the first time set a dietary minimum to promote development in the young.
Brady Dennis is a national reporter for The Washington Post, focusing on food and drug issues. He previously spent years covering the nation’s economy, from the foreclosure epidemic in Florida to the fight on Capitol Hill over how to rein in risky behavior on Wall Street. Dennis was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for a series of explanatory stories about the financial crisis. Before that, he was a reporter for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, where he received the 2006 Ernie Pyle Award for human-interest writing for a series of stories called “300 Words.” He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.