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While the vast majority of Americans believe healthcare organizations should be required to provide the cost of their products and services in advance, few Americans are aware of the costs before they receive care.

A new Hologic Global Women's Health Index survey reveals the health of the world's women is no better today than it was at the height of the pandemic.

Fewer than one in three U.S. adults say they have gotten the new COVID-19 shot this year.

Nurses lead eight other providers in Americans' ratings of their medical care. Doctors rank second; hospitals and walk-in clinics round out the top four.

Post pandemic, U.S. obesity and diabetes rates have reached record highs amid significant declines in healthy eating and other health habits.

According to a Gallup survey, strong parent-teen bonds have a greater impact on teen mental health than social media usage.

New research shows people who say the food they eat is healthy, enjoyable and part of a diverse diet are more likely to be thriving than people who do not.

U.S. teens average nearly five hours a day on social media. Personality traits and parental restrictions greatly affect teen social media usage patterns.

Amid a rise in COVID-19 infections over the past month, more Americans perceive that the coronavirus situation is getting worse and are worried about getting infected. But these concerns are still relatively low.

Adults aged 18 to 34 are less likely to say they drink alcohol than were young adults in prior decades, while drinking is up among those 55 and older.

More than six in 10 Americans report that they drink alcohol, and 19% of drinkers admit to overindulging sometimes. Beer remains more popular than liquor or wine in the U.S., but liquor's appeal has grown.

Results from the Year 2 Hologic Global Women's Health Index suggest that many women saw the prenatal care where they live beginning to slip in 2021.

For the first time since the pandemic began, a majority of Americans now say it is over, but fewer say their lives have returned to pre-pandemic normalcy.

Over a billion women missed out on screenings for diseases such as cancer and diabetes in 2021, according to the Hologic Global Women's Health Index.

A year after U.S. voters attached record-high importance to abortion as an election issue, the issue is still potent, particularly for the pro-choice side.

As opioid overdose rates continue to rise in the U.S., leaders can look to key aspects of wellbeing as a means of curtailing the trend.

Gallup's first survey of war-torn Yemen in two years reveals that a record-high 71% of Yemenis were unable to afford food in 2022. Most in the country are struggling to get by on their income.

Regular visits to healthcare professionals may increase women's life expectancy by up to two years, according to the Hologic Global Women's Health Index.

In the U.S., a new high of 29.0% of adults have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime, and 17.8% currently have or are being treated for it.