Prisons in the United States have become the nation's newest mental health asylums. Not only does the U.S. have the highest incarceration rate of any developing nation, at least half of these inmates have mental health problems.
Calling the Ebola virus a threat to national security, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), called on the government to appoint a military head to take over Nigeria's response.
Eight million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed at 70 farms in 13 states due to the spreading H5N2 bird flu virus. Health officials are cautiously optimistic the virus will not affect humans, but are offering antiviral drugs to farm workers.
Most people are better off not knowing how the chicken they buy at the supermarket is raised and processed. Knowing that information would make people swear off eating meat for the rest of their lives. But new regulations aren't going to improve things.
Over 75 percent of older Americans have multiple health problems, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with medications that actually work against each other. This therapeutic competition is putting many seniors at risk.