Saturday, July 4, 2015
A woman in Washington state died from measles in the spring -- the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug that U.S. regulators approved last year for weight loss, helped obese people lose an average of eight kilograms, a yearlong study said Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the U.S. in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday.
Monday, June 29, 2015
South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under control.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
As drugs go, it's dirt cheap, potent and deadly. And it creates surreal, pitiful scenes like this: a man running down the street buck naked, fleeing from imaginary dogs.
Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said Friday he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
A 15-minute, on-the-spot blood test for Ebola was as accurate in a patient trial as the most widely used laboratory-based test, its U.S.-based developers said Friday.
Friday, June 26, 2015
A new test that uses blood and saliva to detect head and neck cancers has shown promise in a small number of patients, researchers said Wednesday.