At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the launch of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Toward this effort, NIH is nearly doubling funding for research on opioid misuse/addiction and pain from approximately $600 million in fiscal year 2016 to $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2018, made possible from a funding boost by Congress.

In some cases men discover testicular cancer themselves, either unintentionally or while doing a testicular self-examination to check for lumps. In other cases, your doctor may detect a lump during a routine physical exam.

Mayo Clinic experts will be featured in “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic,” a new weekly half-hour program that will premiere on April 7 as part of the NBC Network’s Saturday morning programming block. With the addition of “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic” to the three-hour educational and informational programming block, “The More You Know,” viewers will continue to experience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends those traveling to Brazil get a yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel. "Currently, there are concerns regarding quite a large outbreak in Brazil that has been linked to yellow fever," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Yellow fever is a viral infection that is spread by mosquitoes.

World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize and support all children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Today, millions of adults and an estimated 1 out of every 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of ASD.  Notwithstanding these diagnoses, Americans with ASD make exceptional contributions across our Nation and around the world.  On this day, we honor their accomplishments and recommit to ensuring that they enjoy the same opportunities to fulfill their potential that all Americans deserve.

Children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have significant differences in brain structure, compared to children without such symptoms, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.