The 2010s will go down in history as a decade of many newsworthy health-related stories, many of which were not good news — Ebola, measles, antibiotic resistance. But in the years since 2010 there were also many promising discoveries in medicine, life-saving drugs approved, and great strides taken addressing national health crises. Some of these stories will have lasting effects for generations to come.
24/7 Tempo reviewed multiple news archives and dozens of articles published since 2010 to select 15 of the most positive health news stories that made headlines.
Some of the most talked about stories over the last few years have influenced health guidelines, treatment of serious disease, and even government policy.
Reports of significant research developments in the treatment and prevention of chronic and other conditions gave hope to millions of Americans. Some of the good news broke as recently as just a few months ago – these are the 15 biggest health topics of 2019.