Already ‘Moderately Severe,’ Flu Season in U.S. Could Get Worse

Fears of “Killer Aussie Flu” may be exaggerated, but this year’s predominant strain is the most dangerous, and the vaccine is a poor match for it.

White House Panel Recommends Declaring National Emergency on Opioids

By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 31, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis asked him Monday to declare a national emergency to deal with the epidemic. The members of the bipartisan panel called the request their “first...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER May 28, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump has promoted his first budget proposal as placing one mission above all else — keeping America safe. But the president has drawn a narrow definition of national security, and one...