Health

  • November 16, 2005   BY  

    China’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday its first human cases of bird flu, heightening fears of a global flu pandemic that could kill millions. Two of the three cases in China have already killed those infected. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2005  

    Under pressure from Congress, baseball owners and unions agreed to tougher penalties for drug use, including amphetamines, and will follow a more frequent testing regime that will begin before spring training next year. An ESPN The Magazine writer explains the new rules. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2005  

    The NewsHour’s health corespondent discusses the controversy behind Plan B emergency contraceptive, commonly known as the morning after pill, after the Government Accountability Office issued a report on the Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to make the drug available over the counter. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2005  

    Nov. 15 is the first day to sign up for a new prescription plan under Medicare. A health unit report explains the plan designed to help seniors afford their prescriptions drugs. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2005  

    Health correspondent Susan Dentzer talks with Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about how to navigate the choices in Medicare’s new prescription drug plan. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2005   BY  

    International health experts met for three days ending Wednesday in Geneva to hammer out a global strategy against bird flu. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2005  

    Jeffrey Brown talks about the tragedy of AIDS in South Africa with author Edwin Cameron. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2005   BY  

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist missed the Supreme Court’s first day Monday at the advice of his doctors who are treating his thyroid cancer with radiation and chemotherapy. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2005  

    President Bush unveiled a flu response plan for the United States amid concerns that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu that has infected birds and on rare instances humans in Asia and Europe, will become a worldwide pandemic. A health unit report outlines the plan. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2005  

    The death of a man in Thailand raised the avian flu death toll to 61, causing health officials across the world to look more closely at plans to prevent a pandemic. Following a background report, experts discuss the bird flu threat, the possibility of transmission between humans and the chances of the virus spreading. Continue reading