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Today's Health & Bioscience News

Posted below are annotated links to current news stories, links to health-science news written for kids and teens, health and science news from U.S. government agencies, and links to a cross-section of online health science news sources. Please let us know if you have comments or suggestions

Figuring Out Health News from KidsHealth provides guidelines designed to help users determine what is important and accurate in a health news article.

Health and Science News for Kids

  • Science News for Kids (Science News Service) is a web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14. In addition to new stories, you will find suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and related Web resources.
  • National Geographic Kids: Stories (National Geographic) features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.

Health and Bioscience News from government agencies

  • Health News (HealthFinder.gov) links to resources on a wide range of health topics from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations. Supported by the U.S. government, this site does not accept paid advertisements, content, or links.
  • EPA Newsroom (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) features top national and regional environmental news stories including your choice of video, photos, audio and podcasts.
  • FDA Newsroom (U.S. Food and Drug Administraion) has food, drug and cosmetic information for consumers, industry representatives, health professionals, and for state and local officials.
  • MedlinePlus (National Institutes of Health) posts authoritative information about health issues from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. In addition to the latest health news, you will find extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and interactive patient tutorials.

Health and Science Blogs

  • Dr. Mike Magee (Health Commentary) offers a diverse online forum for the discussion of the health care system—encouraging consumers, students, business people, the media, academics, and policy makers—virtually anyone with an opinion, to join the health care debate.
  • Connecting News with National Science Education Standards (National Science Digital Library) This blog, hosted by the NSDL Middle School Portal (MSP) is designed to facilitate teacher use of current events as teaching opportunities. Each Thursday, MSP staff links a current news article to related teaching resources that connect specific content standards to that event.

Health and Science News

  • EurekaAlert! is a global news service operated by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) for universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research.
  • Harvard World Health News produced by the Harvard School of Public Health, covers public health issues from around the world using a combination of original reporting and a digest of news stories and commentaries from newspapers and magazines.
  • NPR Health and Science News includes Your Health, Health Care, Environment, Climate Connections, and Space.
  • New York Times Health News is divided into three sub-sections Research, Fitness and Nutrition, and Views. You can browse each section or search the entire 3,000 + health topics. In addition, the Times Health Guide has a comprehensive library of medical topics, including in-depth articles on diseases, conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries.
  • Science Daily: Health and Medicine News posts breaking news from the world's leading universities and research organizations several times each day. Site visitors have free access to extensive archives that including research articles, images, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and educational videos.
  • Science Friday
    focuses an educated, balanced discussion on science topics that are in the news. You can listen to the program online for free using streaming audio, or download many of the more recent segments as MP3 files.

  • Harvard World Health News produced by the Harvard School of Public Health, covers public health issues from around the world using a combination of original reporting and a digest of news stories and commentaries from newspapers and magazines.

  • NPR Health and Science News includes Your Health,

    Health Care, Environment, Climate Connections, and Space.

  • New York Times Health News is divided into three sub-sections Research, Fitness and Nutrition, and Views. You can browse each section or search the entire 3,000 + health topics. In addition, the Times Health Guide has a comprehensive library of medical topics, including in-depth articles on diseases, conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries.

  • WebMD Health News Center

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