Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies

Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.

Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.

Health and Human Services
Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC
Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC
Catherine Offord | May 23, 2018
A total of 27 people have died since April, but new funds and the deployment of an experimental vaccine are expected to help contain the virus.
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 18, 2017
The alleged ban prohibits officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words in agency budget documents. 
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2017
The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
Shawna Williams | Oct 2, 2017
Heads of CMS, FDA are among the potential replacements.
Ditch the Floss?
Ditch the Floss?
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2016
US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.
Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Scientists wishing to study marijuana’s health effects may now forgo a review by Public Health Services.
HHS Overrules FDA on Plan B
Tia Ghose | Dec 10, 2011
Despite scientific evidence that Plan B emergency contraception is safe for women of all ages, the department of Health and Human Services declined to approve it for over-the-counter use.
An Overhaul for Human Research?
Tia Ghose | Jul 26, 2011
Proposed rules would streamline human research and strengthen protections for study subjects, according to the US government.
New carcinogens to watch out for
Jef Akst | Jun 13, 2011
The US government releases an updated list of potential carcinogens that includes seven new chemicals and biological agents.